The ECHO, Germany's top music accolade has been awarded for a quarter of a century. We look back at past highlights and this year's ceremony.
The controversy over the awarding of an Echo, the German music industry's most important prize, to a rap duo singing anti-Semitic lyrics has continued to grow, with musicians returning their own honors in protest.
Rappers Kollegah and Farid Bang have come under fire for lyrics comparing themselves to Holocaust victims. Lawmakers, business leaders and Jewish groups have all condemned the pair.
As Poland approaches the 50th anniversary of a notorious anti-Semitic campaign, some of its leaders call for a clampdown on historical debate and speak darkly about enemies within. The echoes of '68 are hard to ignore.
Fewer categories, more power to the jury, a different broadcaster, no live transmission and no Helene Fischer. By divorcing itself from tradition, is Germany's most important music prize undergoing a renewal?
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