VIA - VUT Indie Awards
For the ninth time, VUT honored independent greatness this year: A total of seven artists, music entrepreneurs and projects were awarded the VIA - VUT Indie Awards, the first and only critics' awards of the independent music industry, at the Reeperbahn Festival 2021 in Hamburg. As in the previous year, the awards were presented in a completely live broadcast and online accessible for all interested viewers - with portrait films of all nominees as well as speeches by, among others, musician and author Thees Uhlmann, Hamburg's Senator for Culture and Media Dr. Carsten Brosda and the new and old VUT board chairmen Mark Chung and Dr. Birte Wiemann. Nina "Fiva" Sonnenberg guided through the evening.
These are the VIA – VUT Indie Award Winners 2021:
Best Newcomer: Sofia Portanet
Best Album: The Notwist – "Vertigo Days"
Best Act: Danger Dan
Best Label: City Slang
Best Experiment: Dadabots & Portrait XO – "I'll Marry You, Punk Come"
Best New Music Business: Antilopen Geldwäsche
VIA Sonderpreis: Balbina, Peter Maffay, Sarah Lesch & Rocko Schamoni für SZ-Interview (28.4.2021)
The recording of the VIA Awards 2021 is now available at this link.