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Awardees 2022

Main prizes

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

Category Pop:

Category Electronic Music:


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

Category World & Miscellaneous:

Battle for Justice

Category Rock & Heavy:

Category Traditional:

Only You
Interplay Music

Audience Awards

Category Pop:


Category Electronic Music:

The Vibrations
El Delfina

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

Masterfog (prod. by Sato)

Category World & Miscellaneous:


Category Rock & Heavy:

Hidden Angel

Category Traditional:

Night Train

Special prizes

Steinberg Dorico Pro 4

This production combines various styles from world to fusion and therefore receives a special prize in the category World & Other.


Steinberg Cubase Pro 12

This entry from the Netherlands in the genre hip-hop convinced the jury with its performance and production.


Steinberg Absolute 5 Collection

The song Vulnerable deserves a special prize in the electronic music category due to its convincing atmospheric impact and the incorporation of various genres.


KH 80 DSP pair of monitors

The band M-Pulse has succeeded in creating an interesting crossover of different rock genres with this song.

Toontrack Superior Drummer 3 + Legacy of Rock SDX + Fields of Rock SDX

Great rock song with a high professional standard. Song, performance, sound, mix - everything is just right.

Gun Called Britney

Image-Line FL Studio Producer Edition

This production wins a special prize for its authentic country feel and outstanding performance.

So I Run
David Ray

Image-Line FL Studio All Plugins Edition

This beautiful pop song with catchy vocals brings a special prize to Denmark.

It's Not You

Focusrite Clarett+ 4Pre

The jury was convinced by the creative drum programming and the balanced sound in this fine production.


Great overall package of lyrics, performance and production!

Korg Minilogue XD Synthesizer + Sommer cable mix

Absolutely impressive techno track with sophisticated sound design, coherent structure and excellent mix.

Dark Energy
Da Fokin

Arturia V Collection 9

Creative production of high quality, worthy of a special prize from the jury!


Arturia V Collection 9

Good band performance, driving hook-line and modern sound make this song stand out.

As Above so Below
Beyond the Breach

Soundtoys 5 Bundle

This prize winner combines metal and electronic elements in a skilful way.

A light from the ground
Valiant Alley

RODE NT1-A Recording Set + K&M Microphone stand + Sommer cable mix

Well performed and absolutely prize-worthy post-grunge.

Coral Sky

RODE NT1-A Recording Set + Sommer cable mix

Cool and very stylish old-school production with a funky vibe at a high production standard.

Jimi Carbon
Raoul de Mayence

RODE NT1-A Recording Set + Sommer cable mix

The special prize in the category Jazz goes to Let Go by Hirshy.

Let go

AKG C214 condenser microphone + K&M Microphone stand + Sommer cable mix

The jury sees great potential in this young up-and-coming artist, who impresses with her wonderful song.

Lina Marie

AKG K371 Over-ear headphones

Very nice combination of lyrics, singing and performance in the best manner of German chanson, absolutely worthy of a prize.

Jörg Benzing

beyerdynamic M 90 PRO X microphone + DT 990 PRO headphones

The jury hands out this special prize for precise and tasteful guitar work.

Power Circuit

SPL Phonitor One headphone amplifier

This submission embodies Afro-pop in its best sense. Great, very authentic production!


Spectrasonics Omnisphere

Versatile progressive production with a convincing musical performance.

The Borderline

ADAM Audio T7V pair of monitors + K&M Pair of monitor stands

This progressive and versatile arrangement has caught the jury's attention.

Shure SM7B studio microphone

A successful mixture of rap and pop with a convincing rap performance.

Sag nur ja
Carlos BP

Ableton Live 11 Standard

Catchy songwriting packed into an interesting pop production – worthy of a special prize in the eyes of the jury.

You Made Me A Thief
Mersey & Main

Novation Circuit Rhythm

A catchy chorus and a voice with high recognisability earn this track a special prize.

Small Town Blues
About Gorillas and Vampires

Avid Pro Tools Studio Annual Licence

Great overall package of lyrics, composition, performance and sound!

PreSonus Studio One 5 Professional

A successful blend of folk, indie and pop music – high-quality production and confident completion.

Let me know

Sennheiser MK4 studio microphone

Great band with a powerful production, which has truly earned this award.

Give Me A Reason
Blue Grain

M-Audio Oxygen Pro 61

A definite special award winner in the category of world music - epic, emotional and atmospheric!

Ricardo da Silva

Akai Professional MPC Studio

A radio-ready hookline wrapped in a suitable arrangement make this track a prize winner.

Don't Know Your Name