Goldene Stimmgabel

The Goldene Stimmgabel (English: Golden Tuning Fork) is an annual prize awarded within the German music scene.[1]

The prizes are awarded according to the number of records sold from October of the previous year to June of the year of the award, as determined by Media Control. It was established in 1981 by Dieter Thomas Heck, who has hosted the television gala award show every year since then. It was broadcast on either ARD or ZDF, but since 2001 has only been broadcast by ZDF.[2]

In 2008, ZDF decided not to present the award, but did not announce whether they would be resumed later, discontinued, or replaced with another award.[3]



  1. Rau, Oliver (2004-09-16). "Goldene Stimmgabel for the Schlager Vixens". News. Retrieved 2009-05-14.
  2. "Die Goldene Stimmgabel". Fernsehlexikon. 2007-11-16. Retrieved 2009-05-14.
  3. Klein, Pit (2008-06-07). "ZDF-Show "Goldene Stimmgabel" fällt ins Waser". Cybermedia Verlagsgesellschaft. Retrieved 2009-05-14.
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