VIA - VUT Indie Awards
This year, for the eighth time, the Verband unabhängiger Musikunternehmer*innen e.V (VUT) is presenting the VIA – VUT Indie Awards to outstanding talents in the independent music industry.
The award ceremony will be the highlight of the VUT Indie Days, which will take place within Reeperbahn Festival from 16 – 19 September 2020. The winners of the VIA Awards will be announced on the evening of 17 September 2020 at Schmidts Tivoli.
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.
Last year's winners are:
Best Newcomer: Alice Merton
Best Label: Grönland Records
Best Act: Apparat
Best Album: Bilderbuch – "Mea Culpa"
Best Experiment: Holly Herndon & Jlin (feat. Spawn) – "Godmother" and Nik Nowak – "The Mantis" (Installation & Performance with Kode9, Infinite Livez and Moritz Stumm)
VIA Special Award: Matthias Hornschuh
Next to VIA - VUT Indie Awards the German Association of Independent Music Companies (VUT) also host the VUT Indie Days that enrich the Reeperbahn Festival programme with sessions, keynotes, workshops and VUT’s annual general meeting as well as the VUT Indie House.