Music in Berlin

  1. German Gangsta Rapper Bushido To Launch Political Party

    June 14, 2012 6:02 AM EDT COLOGNE, Germany - Bushido, a German gangsta rapper whose sometimes homophobic lyrics and comments about women have sparked controversy and condemnation here, has unveiled plans to form his own political party. The rapper announced his political a ...

  2. DJs Unite For Charity Love Parade Track

    September 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Paul Oakenfold, Armin van Buuren and Paul van Dyk have collaborated on a new track, "Remember Love," in response to the tragedy at the German dance festival Love Parade in July. Twenty-one people died and more than 500 were injured durin ...

  3. Germany Holds Love Parade Memorial

    August 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Hundreds of mourners attended an emotional memorial service in the German town of Duisburg this weekend for victims of the Love Parade festival. German President Christian Wulff and Chancellor Angela Merkel were among the dignitaries who attended ...

  4. German Police Defend Safety Steps At Music Fest

    July 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT German police defended how they handled security at a massive techno music festival that ended with 19 people dead and more than 300 injured in a stampede on Saturday but gave few clues as to how the tragedy occurred. In a news conference on Sunda ...

  5. Court Rules Bushido Plagiarized French Act

    March 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The German rapper Bushido stole parts of songs from the French band Dark Sanctuary and must now pay a sum of €63,000 ($84,000) in damages to the original composers, a court has ruled. This concerns 13 Dark Sanctuary songs, parts of which Bushido u ...

  6. Classical Music Sales Soar In Germany

    March 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Classical music was the big winner at retail in 2009 according to a statement issued by the German Federal Music Industry Association (BVMI). Double-digit growth was achieved in both volumes and revenues. Numerous releases to mark the births or de ...

  7. Peter Fox Snags 5 ECHO Nominations

    February 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST The German hip-hop singer Peter Fox leads the nominees for ECHO German music awards on March 4, 2010 at the Berlin fair ground. Fox is nominated for five awards, including the artist/group national/international hip-hop/urban category in which Fox ...

  8. Beyonce Wins Big At MTV EMAs In Berlin

    November 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Beyonce won a hat-trick of awards at the 16th MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) at Berlin's O2 World Arena, which also marked the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The ceremony was also notable for a third MTV EMAs honor for Germa ...

  9. U2 To Play Free Concert For MTV Europe Awards

    October 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U2 will play a free concert in front of Berlin's iconic Brandenburg Gate as part of a star-studded bill for the 2009 MTV Europe Music Awards. Other acts confirmed to perform at the EMAs include Jay-Z, Green Day, Robbie Williams, Tokio Hotel, ...

  10. Berliner Philharmoniker Launches Online Concerts

    December 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Berliner Philharmoniker has launched it own Digital Concert Hall. The video platform will be accessible to the public at www.berliner-philharmoniker.de. In the first live broadcast on Jan. 6, the Berliner Philharmoniker under Sir Simon Rattle ...

  11. EMI Classics Renews Berliner Philharmoniker Deal

    September 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT EMI Classics has extended its recording deal with the Berliner Philharmoniker. EMI has signed a new five-year contract with the orchestra, in addition to its relationshio with music director Sir Simon Rattle. One of the first releases under the de ...

  12. Triple Echo Nods For Furtado, Gronemeyer

    January 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Nelly Furtado, German rock singer Herbert Gronemeyer and Berlin pop duo Ich+Ich have each received three nominations for the German record industry's 17th Echo Awards, which will be presented Feb. 15 in Berlin. Furtado is nominated in the int ...

  13. Universal Germany Teams With Aggro Berlin

    November 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Germany has signed a cooperative agreement with German hip hop label Aggro Berlin. Through the new arrangement, UMG will partner for marketing, promotion and the distribution of Aggro Berlin recordings. Neither party disclosed furt ...

  14. Universal Germany Establishes Artist Agency

    September 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Germany has launched an artist agency. The new unit -- Universal Music Artist Agency -- enables brand-name firms and event organizers direct access to Universal-signed artists, explains says Frank Briegmann, president and CEO of Be ...

  15. Berlin's Love Parade Dances On

    July 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Around 500,000 dance music fans on Saturday (July 15) attended Berlin's "Love Parade" street party, which returned after a two-year hiatus. Around 500,000 dance music fans on Saturday (July 15) attended Berlin's "Love Para ...

  16. Berlin's Love Parade Dances On

    July 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Around 500,000 dance music fans on Saturday (July 15) attended Berlin's "Love Parade" street party, which returned after a two-year hiatus. Around 500,000 dance music fans on Saturday (July 15) attended Berlin's "Love Para ...

  17. Berlin To Revive Love Parade

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Berlin's Love Parade will go ahead this summer after a two-year break. The dance music street festival will take place on July 15, less than a week after the German capital hosts the final of the socc Berlin's Love Parade will go ahead t ...

  18. Berlin To Revive Love Parade

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Berlin's Love Parade will go ahead this summer after a two-year break. The dance music street festival will take place on July 15, less than a week after the German capital hosts the final of the socc Berlin's Love Parade will go ahead t ...

  19. Silbermond Leads Echo Nominations

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST With nods in four categories, rock act Silbermond leads the nominations for Germany's Echo Awards 2005, to be held April 2 in Berlin. The Sony BMG act is up for best national rock/pop group, national With nods in four categories, rock act Sil ...

  20. Silbermond Leads Echo Nominations

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST With nods in four categories, rock act Silbermond leads the nominations for Germany's Echo Awards 2005, to be held April 2 in Berlin. The Sony BMG act is up for best national rock/pop group, national With nods in four categories, rock act Sil ...

  21. Love Parade Will Miss Berlin in 2004

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The annual Love Parade will skip Berlin this year after organizers failed to raise the necessary funds. This year's street party was scheduled to take place in the German capital on July 10. The annual Love Parade will skip Berlin this year a ...

  22. Love Parade Will Miss Berlin in 2004

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The annual Love Parade will skip Berlin this year after organizers failed to raise the necessary funds. This year's street party was scheduled to take place in the German capital on July 10. The annual Love Parade will skip Berlin this year a ...