Every month, the Forward Magazine brings you a selection of musical gems hand-picked by friends, musicians, speakers of the Forward Festival, and many more. This special edition is created by the Forward-Team inspired by the bumpy ride this year has been for all of us.


On New Years Eve we thought, just like basically everybody else, that 2020 was going to be our year. We were full of ideas, plans, visions and good resolutions. At first it looked like we were on track… and then March came and hit us hard. Complete lockdown, postponements of our events, unsure when they can actually happen again. We had so much planned and could not share all of it with you guys like we would have wanted. Although flexibility & digital event solutions became one of our main advantages, we really missed seeing you all in person. While we were working on our Forward Magazine and on a variety of projects for our clients, we noticed what’s most important to help us through all of this: our monthly playlists.


© Niklas Schnaubelt


The one thing that got us through this crazy times was the music that was released this year or had a revival like Fleetwood Mac because of this smooth guy here. It was our silver lining which gave us hope that not everything was bad in 2020. We hope you enjoy our compilation and that it can give you new strength for the next year – which will definitely be a good one (fingers crossed).



We can’t wait for our next festivals and to get inspired by all the wonderful speakers and every single one of you in the audience, whether it is online or hopefully very much in person again.

Goodbye & good riddance 2020!


Cover Image © by Max Siedentopf