Pink Floyd win German music award
Written by Matt   
Friday, 27 March 2015

Nick Mason - 2015 Echo music awardsPink Floyd emerged winners yesterday in the 2015 Echo music awards, in the category for Best International Rock/Pop Band, and broadcast on Das Erste ("The First"), or Erstes Deutsches Fernsehen ("First German Television"), which is the principal publicly owned television channel in Germany. The Echo awards are run by the Deutsche Phono-Akademie, an association of recording companies of Germany to recognize outstanding achievement in the music industry. Winners are determined by the previous year's sales.

The Floyd's recent album, The Endless River, was up against Coldplay (Ghost Stories), The Common Linnets, Sunrise Avenue (Fairytales - best of 2006 - 2014), and U2 (Songs of Innocence), but emerged the winner as announced by German band The Scorpions (who of course started Roger's 1990 The Wall Live In Berlin concert).

As you can see in the video (which comes with a German voiceover) Nick does express a certain disappointment at not winning the Best Newcomer category, but he does state how thrilled he was that The Endless River was acknowledged, particularly as it formed a tribute to the late Richard Wright. Praise is also given to the record company (which is now Warners) for their part in the album's success, and to the German fans for their constant support.

You can view the video of Nick receiving the award through this link.