POP Projects

‚ÄčPOP Projects offer students and graduates an opportunity to work interdisciplinary together to gain additional knowledge, receive feedback from experts and professional credits for their curriculum vitae. The terms and conditions vary depending on the different projects. There is always a release or presentation of the final work at the end of each POP Project. POP Projects are an additional feature and participation is optional.

Current projects

CAMPUS COMPILATION 5th EDITION

The most outstanding projects on one sampler.

The "Campus Compilation" in its fifth year offers our students from all Campuses the opportunity to present their projects on a collaborative CD. For many students, this release means the first commercial publication that already becomes an important reference during their studies.

An expert jury selects the winners from all submissions and the sampler will be officially released on 14/09/2019.

Jury (selection):

Henning Rümenapp (Guano Apes), Edric Hwang (Pentatonix, Jude Young, Falling Feathers), Marin Gospic (United POP Adriatic / EMI Institute), Gerhard Wölfle (Marit Larsen, Alanis Morissette).

Participate now:

All current students and graduates of 2019 can enter and send in their song until 8th June 2019 (non-mastered - WAV / 24bit) via a download link (e.g. WeTransfer) to popproject@united-pop.com.

Who gets picked for the sampler will receive:

  • Worldwide (non-exclusive) release on Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, etc.
  • 10 free copies of the compilation CD - manufactured by MastersHome
  • Professional Mastering of the track in the Dorian Gray Studios
  • Feature in our #topofthePOP section on our social media channels

All revenues generated by the compilation will be donated to a non-profit organization.


A selection of previous projects

CAMPUS COMPILATION 4th EDITION

It's the 4th time now, that the best students from United POP & Deutsche POP join forces on our "Campus Compilation": During their studies, every student in the music & sound courses produces a music track as a project work.

With the compilation, every student additionally get's the chance to be officially released on a real record. It is available on music streaming services like spotify & itunes or you can simply buy it on amazon or at all of our Campuses.

But not only the sound is produced by students, also the artwork and the whole project management is a student's work. This year, we feature a track from our educational partner, the University of West London - their students also had the opportunity to be part of this year's global release.

Download & Streaming:
Spotify - iTunes - Amazon - Goole Play - Tidal - Deezer

CAMPUS COMPILATION 3rd Edition

The best projects from our students in music & sound together on one compilation!

We are looking for outstanding student work for our third "Campus Compilation". For many students, the release is the first commercial publication that already serves as an important reference during the courses at the Academy and after their graduation. The design as well as the entire project management was also implemented by our students . The jury picked the best 15 tracks out of more than 100 exciting projects. The sampler was released on Open Day in July at all Campuses worldwide.

The Jury:

  • Mitch Doerfler (Producer, u.a. Thomas D, Roman Lob)
  • Gerhard Woelfle (Senior Audio Engineer, u.a. Alanis Morissette, Marit Larsen)
  • Laila Samuels (Songwriter, u.a. Lena Meyer-Landrut, Stefanie Heinzmann)
  • Woflgang Gottlieb (Course Leader Sound, u.a. Motörhead)
  • Joerg Gruensfelder (Sound & Live Engineer, u.a. Milow, Rea Garvey)
  • Luke Aaron Mayer (Musician, u.a. Mozarteum, Eduard Zaid Conservatory)
  • Costa Schley (Music Manager, u.a. MachtRAP, Jaysus)

CAMPUS COMPILATION 2016

13 outstanding projects of all our students on one sample – the campus compilation goes to the next round! Graduates from the department “music & sound” could apply for this compilation with their latest projects.


Beside the official release of the sampler on July 1, 2016, all students, who feature the CD, get a professional mastering of their own track, free samples and media promotion. The winner of the jury’s voting wins also an AKG C414 studio microphone.


All proceeds from the sale of the sampler are donated to a non-profit organization.

CAMPUS COMPILATION 2015

On the “Campus Compilation” sampler, our students from all campuses have the opportunity to submit their best project work, which they’ve developed in class, for consideration for publication on one CD. Out of the several pieces submitted, a jury made up of Deutsche POP staff and music industry experts had the task of selecting the twelve submissions which received at minimum a 90% positive rating


For many students, the release is the first commercial publication that already serves as an important reference during their course of study at the Academy and after graduation. The design as well as the entire project management was also implemented by our students.


The Sampler is available as a digital download in all major stores, at Amazon and through all Campuses. All proceeds from the sale of the sampler are donated to charity.