In addition to its wonderful scenery and good food, Austria is known above all for one thing: music! The Casinos Austria Music Line picks up this tradition and provides lasting support for the national music scene. The range of activities covered thereby is broad. Alongside the Casinos Austria Rising Star Award in cooperation with the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, which recognizes highly-talented young musicians each year and provides them with start capital for a career in music, the Casinos Austria Music Line also supports traditional music venues and institutions across the land.
We also help musicians produce recordings that probably would otherwise not have been made. The musicians then take to the stage and present their recordings to a big audience. Needless to say, the Casinos Austria and Austrian Lotteries Group is also happy to lend a helping hand with the press and PR work.
In 2017, two Austrian bands presented their albums through the work of the Casinos Austrian Music Line. The Mojo Blues Band with its charismatic guitarist, mouth organ virtuoso and vocalist Erik Trauner celebrated its 40-year anniversary by recording both a CD and an DVD as well as a concert on 9 November in Studio 44. The double CD 100% approved features recordings from the band’s concerts in recent years. And the DVD Live on stage at Metropol gives fans a chance to watch one of its concerts at the Metropol theater in Vienna.
In early December, the Viennese duo Gfrastsackln presented their latest CD, which was produced with the support of the Casinos Austria Music Line. The album with its ambiguous title Ze Pest For Ze Phest is a Christmas album of a different kind.