With millions of records sold and seven Echo awards, Silbermond is one of Germany’s most popular bands. But success can also be a burden. That's one of the major themes on their latest album "Leichtes Gepäck."
Turkey's national public broadcaster TRT has banned more than 200 songs. The music supposedly "encourages alcoholism" or "propagates terrorism," accusations the affected musicians reject as ridiculous.
A total of 45 music festivals and conferences have promised to have women make up half their programming by 2022. Germany's Reeperbahn Festival is a partner of this Keychange initiative, but notable omissions remain.
Finding a catchy motto for the Beethovenfest is no problem for its director, Nike Wagner. But as she tells DW, much remains to be done when it comes to exploiting Bonn's status as birthplace of the famous composer.
The Hawaiian-born musician has won best album, best record and song of the year for "That's What I Like." Germany's Kraftwerk was also among the night's winners.
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