GEMA honored 18 musicians with the German Music Authors Award

GEMA honored 18 musicians with the German Music Authors Award

GEMA honored composers and librettists in Berlin for their outstanding musical achievements. The winners include Balbina, David Moss, Prince Pi, Rammstein and Michael Pelzel. Klaus Doldinger was honored for his life’s work.

18 musicians were honored with the German Music Authors Award on it´s 10th Gala reception at the Ritz Carlton on thursday evening.

The German Music Authors Award symbolizes in an incomparable way the contribution made by the music authors to the cultural diversity in Germany,” summed up GEMA CEO Dr. Ing. Harald Heker in his opening speech. “With its initiation, GEMA laid a decisive foundation stone of its cultural commitment ten years ago.”

Presenter Nina Fiva Sonnenberg led the approximately 400 guests from culture, politics and media through the event. The prizes were presented by prominent laudators, including Klaus Doldinger the prize for his life’s work. The successful jazz composer created memorable tunes such as the Tatort theme tune or the film music for the movie “Das Boot”. Herbert Grönemeyer, Julia Engelmann, Till Brönner, Jane Comerford and Christopher von Deylen (Schiller).

The following 18 music authors were honored with the Deutscher Musikautorenpreis 2018:

Composition Audiovisual Media: Enis Rotthoff
Composition Dance / Electro: Martin Stimming
Composition Experiment Voice: David Moss
Composition Rock / Metal: Rammstein (Richard Z. Kruspe, Paul Landers, Till Lindemann, Flake Lorenz, Oliver Riedel, Christoph Schneider)
Composition solo concert: Michael Pelzel
Text Hip-Hop: Prince Pi (Friedrich Kautz)
Text Pop: Balbina Jagielska
Young talent award: Anna-Marlene Bicking, Lina Maly and Kathrin A. Denner
Most successful work in 2017: Alice Merton and Nicolas Rebscher

GEMA awarded Klaus Doldinger the prize for his life’s work. The successful jazz composer created memorable tunes such as the Tatort theme tune or the film music for the movie “Das Boot”.