In the association »Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik« (German Record Critics’ Award; abbreviated: PdSK), Music critics and journalists from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland regularly come together to honor outstanding music and spoken word productions. Made up of a maximum of 160 jurors, the PdSK places great importance on reaching independent judgments, unaffected by the interests of recording or audiobook producers.
The jurors of the PdSK sift through and check all new publications quarter by quarter. Each panel of experts consists of up of five jurors. With currently 32 specialist juries, the entire, diverse spectrum of genres is covered, from symphonic music to opera to harpsichord music and spoken word, from jazz to folklore and heavy metal to rock and hip-hop. The jurors publish Quarterly Critic’s Choices, and once a year award Annual Awards and Honorary Awards to artists and producers at public events, and the »Nachtigall«, the highest artistic distinction, at irregular intervals. All award winners, from the Quarterly Critic’s Choice titles to the »Nachtigall«, are entitled to use the »German Record Critics’ Award« seal of approval as a sticker.
Album PHOENIX is listed on the Long List 3/2021 in category: Concertos. Fingers crossed!