The 17th edition of the German Music industry's annual Echo awards show will take place in Berlin at the International Congress Center on Feb 18 2008.

The 24-category awards gala is organized annually by labels body the German Phonographic Academy. The 2007 event (March 25) took place at Berlin's Palais am Funkturm venue for the first time, having previously been held at the German capital's Estrel Convention Center.

TV station RTL will broadcast the show on the night with a two-hour delay. Winners in the 25 categories are decided on votes by an industry panel or by sales performance.