VIA - VUT Indie Awards
This year, for the eighth time, the Verband unabhängiger Musikunternehmer*innen e.V (VUT) presented the VIA – VUT Indie Awards to outstanding talents in the independent music industry.
The award ceremony was the highlight of the VUT Indie Days, which took place within Reeperbahn Festival from 16 – 19 September 2020. What's special this year: For the first time the award ceremony was hosted digitally.
The Awards for Independent Excellence are the first and only critics' awards of the independent music industry and will award quality, originality and novelty - regardless of commercial success.
These are the VIA – VUT Indie Award Winners 2020:
Best Newcomer: The Düsseldorf Düsterboys
Best Album: Aldous Harding with "Designer"
Best Act: Ebow
Best Label: Mansions and Millions
Best Experiment: Arca with "@@@@@"
Best New Music Business: United We Stream
VIA Sonderpreis: Künstler mit Herz
Next to VIA - VUT Indie Awards the German Association of Independent Music Companies (VUT) also hosted the VUT Indie Days that enriched the Reeperbahn Festival programme with sessions, keynotes, workshops.