is a German online magazine covering music and entertainment. It was founded in Konstanz in 1996 by Rainer Henze[1] and reports on current events in the pop music, rock music, alternative, metal, hip-hop, jazz and techno genres, providing record reviews, interviews, artist biographies, music-related news, as well as concert reports and recommendations to its readers.
Type of site
Online database for music albums, artists and songs; reviews and biographies
Available inGerman
Area servedGermany
OwnerLaut AG
Founder(s)Rainer Henze
CommercialYes (My Music Channel)
Current statusOnline

In June 2005, launched the Internet radio with an exclusive live recording of the song "Radio brennt" by German punk rock band Die Ärzte. From December 2006 there was also a daily podcast. At the Popkomm 2007, music video platform was presented.[2] had 2.5 million visits per month as of October 2006.[3] The website reached over 500,000 individual readers through August 2018.[4] The webzine has received several awards: Online Redaktion 2002,[5] the Digital Lifestyle Award 2008,[6] and the category "Deutschland - Land der Ideen" 2009.[7]

Today, it is owned by Laut AG.[8]

Recognitions and awards edit was the winner of the 2002 online editorial category prize of the Landesanstalt für Kommunikation Baden-Württemberg.[9] The Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Michigan ranked it first on its list of recommended online music magazines, praising its wide-ranging coverage.[10] In November 2011, also acclaimed the broad coverage of[11]

References edit

  1. ^ " gewinnt Landesmedienpreis Online Redaktion 2002" (in German). 17 April 2002. Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  2. ^ Spahr, Wolfgang (24 July 2012). "Popkomm Shuts Down; Berlin Music Week, Reeperbahn Fest, Musikmesse, and Other German Fests Rise". Billboard. Retrieved 28 April 2023.
  3. ^ " – ganz leise zum Erfolg Archived 2017-02-02 at the Wayback Machine" (in German). Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  4. ^ Schwegler, Petra (20 September 2018). "Antenne Bayern steigt bei ein". Werben & Verkaufen. Archived from the original on 8 July 2019. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  5. ^ (in German) Baden-Württemberg: Beste Online-Redaktionen 2002
  6. ^ (in German) Digital Lifestyle Award 2008 — Das sind die Gewinner
  7. ^ (in German) Konstanzer LAUT AG gehört zu den innovativsten Unternehmen Deutschlands.
  8. ^ Löbbert, Bianca (17 June 2019). "Radio Rockcorner: Wie musikbegeisterte Birkenfelder das Web rocken". Main-Echo (in German). Main-Spessart, Bavaria. Archived from the original on 8 July 2019. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  9. ^ "Laut jetzt preisgekrönt". (in German). Stuttgart: Busch Entertainment Media. 3 May 2002. Archived from the original on 9 July 2019. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  10. ^ "Musik (modern und klassisch)". Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures. Archived from the original on 19 June 2019. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  11. ^ "Im Interview mit". (in German). 17 November 2011. Archived from the original on 8 July 2019. Retrieved 8 July 2019.

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