Golden tuning fork

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The golden tuning fork was an award of the German music industry for German-speaking interpreters, which was given from 1981 to 2007.

The winners were determined on the basis of the records (LP, CD) sold, the sales figures of which were determined by Media Control from October of the previous year to June of the current year . In 2007 the Golden Tuning Fork was awarded for the 22nd time in the Friedrich-Ebert-Halle in Ludwigshafen am Rhein . It was the 27th and final award of the Golden Tuning Fork overall.

From 1983 the award was presented as part of the program Tag des Deutschen Schlers im Erste . From 1990 the event was only called The Golden Tuning Fork and was alternately broadcast by ARD and ZDF . From 2001 it was only shown on ZDF. Dieter Thomas Heck , the inventor of the event, gave a tour of the TV galas . After his departure from ZDF, the award was not continued.

Award winners

In 1990 Erich Schulze , former board member of GEMA , received the golden tuning fork as an audience award for his longstanding commitment to safeguarding author's rights.

Multiple winners

In the history of the golden tuning fork, 35 artists have each received two awards. More than two prizes received:

11 tuning forks

10 tuning forks

8 tuning forks

6 tuning forks

5 tuning forks

4 tuning forks

3 tuning forks

Individual evidence

  1. Norbert Klatt: Shiny notes. Inventory of the Erich Schulze Foundation . Elwert, Marburg 2000, ISBN 3-7708-1149-6 , text on the web, PDF document ( Memento of the original of April 12, 2010 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /