The 9th Year of New Music Award

Once again ARD youth radio programmes are searching for Germany’s freshest talent. On Friday 9th of December 2016,

nine young musicians and bands will get the opportunity to present their musical talents in the final of the New Music Award

in the rehearsal rooms of Black Box Music in Berlin. The winner will not only receive the sought-after trophy,

but also a springboard into the music world.




In Germany there are countless musical talents with enormous potential in songwriting and live performance. But often young

musicians and bands remain unknown to a wider audience. Finding and promoting the most promising newcomers is an important

shared goal of ARD’s nine youth radio programmes. For the 9th time, the New Music Award is offering up and coming talent a great

opportunity for the future.


Previous years’ winners include: Bonaparte, Kraftklub, Captain Capa, Jona:s (now: OK Kid)… the list of famous NMA winners is long and impressive.

They’ve all enjoyed success playing at large halls and festivals.


This year the NMA takes place at the rehearsal hall of Black Box Music. While well-known artists are putting the final touches to their shows, on

9th of December the doors are opened to young talents and their fans.


You can find more information under: and on the websites of the participating radio programs.