music database

The mica-music database contains comprehensive entries on contemporary Austrian composers, performers, bands and ensembles. The main focus currently lies on the genres contemporary music and jazz.
An extensive presentation of performers from other genres can be found in the SR-Archive for Austrian pop music:, women in electronical music:,

Full discographies by Austrian performers are listed under:

The English version of the composer-database was co-funded by the Ernst von Siemens Foundation and by the AKM.

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Photographer: Edgar Bültemeyer ©


The Upper Austrian musician Ernst Tiefenthaler is the mastermind and head behind the alternative rock band Bell Etage, together with his borther Martin he also founded the indie folk band Hotel Prestige. In 2010 he published his first album "Ernesty International" as well as his second album, "It could be the sun, Mr . President" with his solo-project Ernesty International at the Styrian label pumpkinrecords, followed in 2011 by "Not a Ship an Aeroplane" - the first album of the newly founded label EMG (Ernesty Music Group).

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