Shortlist 2020

Best
Music-
Journalist
of the year

german

Laura Aha - Freelance journalist, Groove, Kaput Mag, DJ Lab, Spex, Musikexpress

Miriam Davoudvandi - Freelance musicjournalist, Das Wetter, Juice, Spex, Backspin

Daniel Gerhardt - Freelance author, Zeit, Spiegel, Freitag, Spex

Azadê Peşmen - Freelance author, DLF, Podimo

Annett Scheffel - Freelance editor and author, Süddeutsche, Musikexpress, Radio 1

Best
Music-
Journalist
of the year

english

Madeleine Campbell & Maggie Negrete - Audio engineer & Production coordinator, Artist & Designer, Women in Sound Mag 

Sasha Geffen - Author, Pitchfork, Noisey, Impose, Rolling Stone, Art Forum, Interview Magazine

Amanda Petrusich - Journalist, The New Yorker

Jon Savage - Author, Music Journalist, Broadcaster, Writer

Laura Snapes - Music editor, Guardian

The Year's
Best Work
Of Music
Journalism

Text - german

Miriam Davoudvandi: Tierra Whack - It's A Whack World - Das Wetter #18 (06/2019) (print only)

Julia Friese: Madonna - God Save The Queen - Musikexpress (07/2019) (print only)

Daniel Gerhardt: Gangster Rap - Vom Bordstein zur Skyline- Zeit Online (12/2019)

Alexis Waltz: 20 Jahre Sven Väth auf Ibiza: Ein extra Joker - groove.de (07/2019)

Ariana Zustra: Ariana Grande und das "Blackfishing" - Wo beginnt Rassismus? - Kaput (08/2019)

 

 

The Year's
Best Work
Of Music
Journalism

Text - english

Roxane Gay: Janelle Monae's Afrofuture - The Cut (02/2020)

Ed GillettThe Many Faces Of Housekeeping: How Wealth & Privilege Are Distorting Underground Music - The Quietus (05/2020)

Tariq Goddard: Do You Think It's Sexy? Rod Stewart Live At The O2 - The Quietus (01/2020) 

Kieran Press-Reynolds: How TikTok is Taking the Tunes out of Pop - Highsnobiety (03/2020)

Laura Snapes: New Rules: The Destruction of the Female Pop Role Model - The Guardian (11/2019)

 

 

The Year's
Best Work
Of Music
Journalism

Audio - german

Nabila Abdel Aziz: Wie die Aufstände in der Arabischen Welt die arabische Musik revolutionierten - Zündfunk/BR (02/2020)

Michael Bartle & Ann-Kathrin Mittelstraß: Zündfunk Generator - The History of Rock'n'Roll - Our Heroines, 1&2 - Zündfunk (01/2020)

Mike Herbstreuth: Wie TikTok die Musikindustrie verändert - Deutschlandfunk, Corso (05/2020) 

Siri Keil: NDR Info - Überpop - Pop'n'Brexit (01/2020)

Ina Plodroch: Die Überall-Musik - DLF Freistil (05/2020)

 

 

The Year's
Best Work
Of Music
Journalism

Audio - english

Jad Abumrad: Dolly Parton's America - Podcast - New York Public Radio (11/2019)

Cole Cuchna: Dissect (Podcast) - S6 Beyoncé Lemonade - Spotify (04/2020)

Carolina Parks & Marcus Hidalgo: The Last Podcast Network - No Dogs in Space - The Misfits Part 1+2 (05/2020)

Angie Portmann & Ralf Summer: POPCAST - Current Music From Germany - Goethe Institut (online) (since July 2019) 

Paul Purgas: Electronic India - BBC3 (05/2020)

 

The Year's
Best Work
Of Music
Journalism

Multimedia - german

Hazel: Damit verdienen Musiker*innen wirklich ihr Geld - PocketMoney (05/2020)

Miriam Fendt, Fridolin Achten, Frederik Kunth, Philipp Laier: Visa Vie, Josi Miller, Cashmiri / Co.: Wie diese Frauen Deutschrap prägen - Puls Musik (03/2020)

Dennis Leiffels: Rechtsrock Festival - Youtube (07/2019)

Malcolm Ohanwe, Miriam Davoudvandi: Slang & Sprache im Deutschrap - Tincon / Media Convention Berlin (05/2020)

Aaron Thiesen: Rap & Abschiebung: Niko Backspin trifft Sugar MMFK in Bonn | Tracksplorer - Arte Tracks (03/2020)

 

 

The Year's
Best Work
Of Music
Journalism

Multimedia - english

Isaac Gale: Swamp Dog on 65 Years in the Music Industry - Noisey (03/2020)

Joe Posner: Explained: Music - Netflix (02/2020)

Sara Stoudt, Jan Diem, Ember Thomas: Just how does Kidz Bop censor Songs? - The Pudding (04/2020)

Loren Sunderland: Suzanne Ciani on Modular Synthesis - Spitfire Audio Composer Magazine (02/2020)

Eric Weinrib, Lyle Kendrick, Alzo Slade, Kelly Kendrick, Jared Perez, Daniel Plyam: Russia's War on Hip-Hop - Vice Investigates on Hulu (11/2019)

 

Best Work
Of Music Journalism, 
Under 30

German

Stefan Sommer: Neuer Deutscher Rechtsrap: Chris Ares - PULS BR / Süddeutsche Zeitung (09/2019)

Bahar Sheikh: Opfer, Täterin, so vieles mehr (paywall) - Missy (09/2019)

Sonja Matuszczyk: Sudan Archives: Alle Farben des Regenbogens (paywall) - Missy (11/2019)

Sebastian Lessel: Orientalismus wegflexen - Spex (11/2019)

Cristina Plett: Her Damit-Festival: Die ganze Geschichte (paywall) - Groove (06/2019)