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Demotape Clinic 2024 – Demos wanted!

Send in your demos now

Once again this year, the m4music pop music festival and FONDATION SUISA are working together to find the artists of tomorrow in the Pop, Rock, Lyrics & Beats, Electronic and Out of Genre categories. From now until 14 January 2024, send us your demos!

A selection of the 60 most promising tracks in the Pop, Rock, Lyrics & Beats, Electro and Out of Genre categories will be presented on 22 and 23 March 2024 at the m4music festival in Zurich. Music business professionals will give direct feedback to the artists. 

The winners will receive the FONDATION SUISA Awards worth a total of CHF 20’000.-. Their music will be broadcast on various partner radio stations, and above all, they will be the centre of attention on the Swiss music scene. The winners will also benefit from the Migros Culture Percentage’s “Double” coaching programme. 

Demo submission deadline: 14 January 2024

Winners «Best Swiss Video Clip» 2023:

GINA ÉTÉ and Estelle Zamme & J4KIM win the «Best Swiss Video Clip» 2023

FONDATION SUISA, the Migros Culture Percentage’s m4music pop music festival and the Solothurn Film Festival awarded the «Best Swiss Video Clip» prizes for the 11th time on 25 March at the m4music Award Show in Zurich. A total of 208 artists submitted their music videos for the «Best Swiss Video Clip» 2023. The Zurich-based musician GINA ÉTÉ received the Jury Award for her music video «Trauma», with JELENA VUJOVIĆ as stage manager. The Audience Award went to Estelle Zamme & J4KIM and the film duo Julien Ledermann & Joaquim Perez for their video clip «Pistache». The prizes, worth CHF 5,000 each, are sponsored by FONDATION SUISA.


The «Best Swiss Video Clip» 2023 Jury Award was attributed to «Trauma» by the Zurich musician GINA ÉTÉ. It was directed by JELENA VUJOVIĆ, also from Zurich.

The jury, consisting of director Mei Fa Tan, filmmaker Géraldine Rod, presenter Lea Inderbitzin of SRF Sounds! Director of the FONDATION SUISA Urs Schnell and Philipp Schnyder, Director of the Migros Culture Percentage’s m4music festival, were impressed by the tasteful treatment of a serious and emotional subject: With aesthetic black-and-white shots and iconic elements, the video deals with humanitarian issues such as war, poverty and the refugee crisis in a discreet and intelligent way and succeeds in moving people, triggering emotions and sparking discussions. It is precisely these qualities that place «Trauma» at the top of the «Best Swiss Video Clip» list, explains Mei Fa Tan.


In the online public vote, «Pistache» by ESTELLE ZAMME & J4KIM, Neuchâtel, and the director duo JULIEN LEDERMANN & JOAQUIM PEREZ, Le Locle, beat the 15 other clips to win the «Best Swiss Video Clip» 2023 Audience Award.

Demo of the Year 2023 – Anuk Schmelcher with «Power»

Demotape Clinic – Winner Demo of the Year 203: ANUK SCHMELCHER ⎪ Photo ©m4music

Anuk Schmelcher wins the «Demo of the Year» Award 2023

The 25th edition of m4music, the Migros Culture Percentage’s pop music festival, celebrated Swiss music creation over two days with almost 1’500 accredited professionals and more than 6’000 music fans present for the occasion. This was an opportunity to highlight the burgeoning Swiss music scene. The most promising songs were rewarded in the categories of Pop, Rock, Lyrics & Beats, Electronic, and, for the first time in 2023, in the Out of Genre category. And the Winners are…


With «Power», ANUK SCHMELZER from Biel wins not only the FONDATION SUISA Award in the category Pop, but also the title of Demo of the Year with a prize of CHF 5’000.


The FONDATION SUISA Awards 2023, worth CHF 3’000 each, were also granted to winners in the following categories:

  • Category Pop ⎪ ANUK SCHMELCHER (BE) with «Power»
  • Category Electronic ⎪ MONODADA (TG) with «Urubu»
  • Category Lyrics & Beats ⎪ WAS DAS? (BS) with «Intakt»
  • Category Rock ⎪ MOONPOOLS (BS) with «Damaged Goods»
  • Category Out of Genre ⎪ FULMINE (FR) with «Bocca Bava»