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Awardees 2021

Main prizes

The winners in the 6 categories result from jury voting.
Congratulations to all awardees!

Category Pop:

 
IcelandIceland - Nepal
ICELANDICELAND

Category Electronic Music:

 
Departure
ODYS

Category Hip-Hop, R'n'B & Soul:

 
Selfmade
minjamusic

Category World & Miscellaneous:

 
Nandri
ruibarossi

Category Rock & Heavy:

 
One Step Aside
Soulution

Category Traditional:

 
The Orcadian
LAPPLAENDER

Special prizes

NI KOMPLETE 13 ULTIMATE Collector's Edition

The first special prize of the jury was absolutely deserved by Kaspaaaras and singer Paulina from Lithuania with this pop song.

Neumann KH 80 DSP Monitor Pair

This award goes to Johan Weigel for his genre-breaking composition and great performance

 
Fahrrad
Johan Weigel

Celemony Melodyne 5 Studio

This catchy R'n'B song by McLanskey from Israel deserves an award, in the jury's view.

 
Nobody
McLanskey

Steinberg UR-RT4

This award goes to Alex Argento from Italy for his powerful crossover of rock and electronic elements view.

 
Human Hardware
Alex Argento

Teufel ROCKSTER AIR Bluetooth-Speaker

The prize for the best combined score from the jury and online community goes to "Seelenkraft". In their category they reached the first place of the user voting and also made it to the final round of the jury

 
Halt´s Maul
Seelenkraft

AKG C451 B Condenser microphone (Limited 65th Anniversary Edition)

For their catchy acoustic pop, "Alexa Don't Text Her" from Austria received a special prize from the jury.

 
Greener
Alexa Don't Text Her

SPL Phonitor One d Headphone monitoring amplifier

The jury awards this special prize to Felix Hirte for his impressive virtual orchestration in "The River's Journey".

 

Steinberg Cubase 11 Pro

This special award goes to "My Machine" for the well-done rock song "Little Dark Wing“.

 
Little dark wing
My machine

Toontrack SD3 + Legacy of Rock SDX

"Majesty of Revival" from Ukraine have created a complex metal song with many facets and are therefore the ideal winner for our special award Superior Drummer including expansion.

 
Majesty Of Revival - Guardians
Dimitriy Pavlovskiy

ADAM Audio T8V Monitor Pair

This special prize goes to "Juby" for the atmospheric song "Highlands" and the great performance on flute, pipes and whistle.

Steinberg Absolute 4 Collection

This special prize goes to the band "Repeat Scripts" from Australia for the track "Can You Hear Me?", a dark pop punk song with an extremely catchy chorus.

Shure SM7B Studio-Mikrophone

There is a special prize for the young band "Gardenhead" from Finland and their powerful alternative rock song "The Ordeal"

 
The Ordeal
Gardenhead

Ableton Live 11 Standard

This special prize goes to "Luxnmonkn" for their song "Ottonormal", which celebrates German pop culture in a very entertaining and intelligent way.

 
Ottonormal
LUXNMONKN

Soundtoys 5 Bundle

This award goes to Tok and the “Beatnik Preachers” for their live jazz performance of the track “Feeding Frenzy - Impressions”

NI MASCHINE MIKRO

This special prize of the jury goes to "Eon & MEg" for their Hip-Hop track "Bustin at Ya"

Novation Launchkey 49 MK3

This special prize goes to Mr. Schoko with the track "Keine Zeit", which convinced the jury with a jazzy vibe, smart lyrics and a smooth saxophone.

 
Keine Zeit
Mr. Schoko

Focusrite Scarlett 4i4 Audio Interface

The song "Eine Fr4u verlor ihr Gesicht" with expressive lyrics and a lively song dynamic is awarded a special prize by the jury to "Schw4rz".

Loopcloud Professional for 1 year

"Danoclock" gets a special prize from the jury for the track "Fifty Fifty" with its catchy hookline.

 
Fifty Fifty
Danoclock

Loopcloud Professional for 1 year

For the track "Karabiner" with its atmospheric ambience Raphael Perle is awarded a special prize by the jury.

 
Karabiner
Raphael Perle

Sennheiser HD 300 Pro Headphones

The jury awards this prize to "Ocean Gold" from Austria for the atmospheric, genre-spanning track "About Plans".

 
About Plans
OCEAN GOLD

Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO Headphones

The modern death metal band “Ghost Of Annie” is awarded a special prize for their powerful vocal and guitar performance in “Fade Away”.

 
Fade Away
Ghost Of Annie