Benjamin Budde took over the family business Budde Music during hard times. Digitization had just turned the music industry on its head. The young entrepreneur restructured the company in accordance with US examples - and made a huge success of it.
The first record player was invented in 1887, but the first jazz album was recorded in 1917. Jazz expert Bert Noglik tells DW how technology has influenced the genre.
The guitar is the Germans' favorite music instrument. But how can tropical wood, which has recently been banned, be replaced in making them? The International Music Fair in Frankfurt reveals presents new innovations.
Known as Sting's trusty side-kick, guitarist Dominic Miller is also a successful solo artist. His latest album, "Silent Light," is about truth and protest - and was released on a German label. DW met him in Cologne.
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