Find out what's making noise in the German charts.
Touring the USA is a dream for virtually any band - yet few manage it. The Blue Angel Lounge recently did with curious results: international acclaim, but complete indifference in their native Germany.
Switzerland may lag behind Germany and Austria somewhat in terms of exporting cool indie music, but when it does, it can really come up with the goods. DW caught up with teen all-girl trio Velvet Two Stripes in Berlin.
DW presents interviews with hit makers from across the spectrum of pop music. Find out what veteran and up-and-coming stars alike have to say about their music, the industry and much more.
"In England and the USA, no-one knows us," say Deichkind. But plenty of Germans do, and the electro-rappers with a big cult following are high in the charts. Lead singer Philipp Grütering talks about their fate abroad.
German soul artist Xavier Naidoo was part of a late 90s movement encouraging artists to return to the German language in pop. Performing in various formations, he is an enduring presence in the charts.