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  1. German Music Industry Plots SXSW Events

    March 06, 2012 11:44 AM EST A boat-trip, a lunch with German cuisine under the motto "Wunderbar," and performances by ten German bands are part of the campaign of the German delegation at SXSW to attract attention to the German music market. The German ministry for ...

  2. ECHO Klassik Honor For Kurt Masur

    September 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The German conductor Kurt Masur will receive the German ECHO Klassik award 2010 for lifetime achievement. The 83-year-old will accept the price at the ECHO Klassik gala on Oct. 17 at the Philharmonic Theatre in Essen. German TV channel ZDF will br ...

  3. Death Threats For Mayor After Love Parade Disaster

    August 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Following the Love Parade disaster on July 24 in Duisburg, mayor Adolf Sauerland said that he has received multiple death threats. The crowd stampede at the free dance event in Duisburg caused the death of 21 people and left 500 injured. A memoria ...

  4. Shock, Blame After Deaths At German Festival

    July 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Throngs of techno fans followed the floats, the dancers and the throbbing music to the festival venue: an old freight railway station that local media estimated could handle 300,000 people. German media reported that as many as 1.4 million people ...

  5. ECHO Klassik Winners Unveiled

    July 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The soprano Joyce DiDonato (Virgin Classics/EMI Music) and the tenor Jonas Kaufmann (Decca/Universal Music) will receive the ECHO Klassik Award 2010 of the German Phono Academy as singer of the year in their respective categories. Pianist Lang Lan ...

  6. German Biz Heads To SXSW

    March 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Seventy-nine German music companies will have a presence at SXSW from March 17 to March 21. The German government is financing the trip by the music companies, which will also include 16 artists. Seven artists participating are financially promote ...

  7. ECHO Klassik Awards Date Confirmed

    January 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST The 17th German ECHO Klassik awards will be presented on Oct. 17, 2010 in the Essen (North Rhine-Westphalia) Philharmonic hall. The presentation of the awards will take place as part of the events in the Ruhr district surrounding the European cult ...

  8. German Police In ‘Million-dollar’ Piracy Raid

    December 01, 2009 12:00 AM EST Police in the German city of Gelsenkirchen Essen, have seized 50,000 professionally pirated CDs and more than 200,000 inlay booklets, following a recent raid. A complete workshop comprising several computers, CD burners and four professional high- ...

  9. Loveparade Dances Away From Berlin

    June 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Loveparade -- which claims to be the biggest dance music event in the world -- is waltzing off from Berlin after 18 years in the city. Event organisers claim local authorities were unwilling to pick up the tab for rubbish disposal and were also ke ...

  10. Lopez Reborn As European Chart Topper

    March 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Jennifer Lopez scores a double victory on the European charts, debuting at No. 1 on Top 100 Albums with "Rebirth" (Epic) and starting a third week atop Eurochart Hot 100 Singles with "Get Right." Jennifer Lopez scores a double ...

  11. Lopez Reborn As European Chart Topper

    March 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Jennifer Lopez scores a double victory on the European charts, debuting at No. 1 on Top 100 Albums with "Rebirth" (Epic) and starting a third week atop Eurochart Hot 100 Singles with "Get Right." Jennifer Lopez scores a double ...