The German Music Author Awards took place in Berlin last week (May 21), honouring the best songwriters of German music over the past year.
Hosted by GEMA, the ceremony took place at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in the city.
The German Music Author Awards (German Musikautorenpreis) run by GEMA are voted for by songwriters and associated professionals
Composer and teacher Helmut Lachenmann was awarded the Lifetime Achievement prize in 2015, while indie band Sea & Air won the Newcomer Award.
Check out all the winners below.
German Music Author Awards 2015: All nominees and winners
Element of Crime (Jakob Ilja, Richard Pappik, Sven Regener, David Young)
Rakede (Daniel Karelly, Julian Paul Schmit)
Your friends (Luke Nimscheck, Markus Pauli, Florian Sump)
Dexter (Felix Göppel)
Farhot (Farhad Samadzada)
Composition Audiovisual Media
Karim Sebastian Elias
Composition Music Theater
Tobias PM Schneid
Text Rock / Pop
Spaceman Spiff (Hannes Wittmer)
Newcomer Award (category U)
Cosby (Robin Karow, Marie Kobylka, Kilian Reischl, Christoph Werner)
Sea + Air (Daniel Benjamin, Eleni Zafiriadou)
Successful work in 2015
Sido, Mark Forster, Ralf Christian Mayer, Daniel Nitt and Philipp Steinke
[Pictured: All the winners at the GMAs 2015 – (c) GEMA and Thomas Rosenthal]Music Business Worldwide