News / 11 July


The time has finally come: the nine finalists for this year’s New Music Awards have been chosen. Over the last few weeks, ARD’s youth-oriented radio stations have been searching for the best new acts and promising talent right across the Germany. The finalists performing at the grand finale in Berlin’s Admiralspalast on 8 September 2013 are:

Exclusive from Munich (PULS // BR)

Aelement from Bremen (Bremen Vier // Radio Bremen)

Weekend from Gelsenkirchen (1LIVE // WDR)

Clarence & Napoleon from Hamburg (N-JOY // NDR)        

Ahzumjot from Berlin (Fritz // rbb)

Bengio from Fulda (YOU FM // hr)

Mikrokosmos23 from Meißen (MDR Sputnik)

marie & the redCat from Mannheim (103.7 UnserDing // SR)

Filius Nox from Bad Bergzabern (DASDING // SWR)

In the finale the nine newcomers can expect not only one of the best stages in the city, but also the world’s best audiences. Fans will be coming from every corner of Germany to cheer on their favourites. The winner will be selected by a jury of representatives from the participating radio stations as well as industry experts. In addition to fame and glory, the winner can look forward to a music equipment voucher worth 10,000 euros!

Successful performance at the finale is a huge opportunity for the future
The New Music Award is one of the most important awards for young musicians and bands in Germany. It is jointly organised by all of the youth-oriented stations at ARD radio: Bremen Vier (Radio Bremen), DASDING (SWR), 1LIVE (WDR), Fritz (rbb), MDR SPUTNIK, N-JOY (NDR), PULS (BR), 103.7 UnserDing (SR) and YOU FM (hr). Winners of the New Music Award in previous years are Bonaparte from Berlin, Kraftklub from Chemnitz, Tonbandgerät from Hamburg, Captain Capa from Bad Frankenhausen and OK Kid (formerly Jona:S) from Gießen. 

Springboard for the music business

 ARD’s nine youth-oriented radio stations have been supporting the development of new musical culture in Germany for many years. They discover up-and-coming new artists and offer them a jump start into the music business and the necessary publicity. At the New Music Award all of ARD’s state broadcasting corporations will be putting together their know-how and experience to promote newcomers Germany-wide. The New Music Award has also established itself as the exclusive closing event of the Berlin Music Week!

Supported by Initiative Musik gemeinnützige Projektgesellschaft mbH, with project funding from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media by decision of the German Bundestag.

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