Music award

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A music prize is an award given in the field of compositional and performing music . This includes both prizes awarded by independent juries or foundations, as well as those whose winners have been decided on the basis of a previous competition (see music competition , composition competition ).

The internationally important music awards include:

The candidates for more significant prizes are usually determined through a nomination process , while sponsorship prizes for younger and up-and-coming musicians usually require an application .

Well-known or relatively highly endowed music prizes are, in addition to the ones mentioned above, the various award ceremonies from regional authorities (states, cities) and festivals - for example in the field of classical and jazz prizes - and from numerous broadcasters such as WDR , ORF or SWF and the music channel MTV . For the latter, the MTV Video Music Awards and their European counterpart, the MTV Europe Music Awards, should be mentioned in particular .

In addition to these most famous music awards, there are a number of other music awards in Germany . These include, for example, the golden tuning fork , the Praetorius Lower Saxony Music Prize or the Comet , which is awarded by the music channel VIVA .

On the other hand, a “ gold record ” is not referred to as a “music prize”, but merely as an honor for a certain number of records sold. However, some music awards also include related categories such as “Record of the Year” or “ CD of the Year”.

An “ Oscar ” for the best film music or the best film song is also classified less as a music award but more as a film award .

The guidelines for awarding music prizes vary widely. There are juries that select the winners from a number of previously nominated artists, as well as their own application, and also prizes for which the pure sales figures lead to an award. As a rule, the winners of the music broadcasters' prizes are determined by a (telephone or web) vote by the audience .


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