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Responsible for the content of this website is:

Deutscher Musikrat gGmbH
Weberstraße 59, 53113 Bonn
Telephone: +49 (0)228 2091-0
Fax: +49 (0)228 2091-200
Email: projektgesellschaft(at)

Represented by Stefan Piendl, Managing Director
Responsible for the content in line with Article 55, Paragraph 2 of the Interstate Treaty on Broadcasting: Stefan Piendl

Register entry

Register court: Amtsgericht Bonn
Register number: HRB 12672
Registered office: Bonn
Value added tax identification number according to Article 27 a Value Added Tax Act: DE 231157907

Information relating to Article 5 of the German Digital Services Act:

Stefan Piendl
Deutscher Musikrat gGmbH
Weberstraße 59
53113 Bonn
Email: piendl(at)

Copyright and trademark rights

The author endeavours to comply with the copyrights of the charts, audio documents, video sequences and copy used in all publications, to use their own charts, audio documents, video sequences and copy or to use public-domain charts, audio documents, video sequences and copy.

All brand names and trademarks mentioned on the website and possibly protected by third-party brand name and trademark rights are subject unconditionally to the relevant trademark law and intellectual property rights of the respective registered owners. It may not be concluded solely on the basis of their mention that tradenames are not protected by third-party rights.

Copyright of the published items created by the author is solely reserved for the author of the website. Reproduction or use of said charts, audio documents, video sequences and copy in other online or printed publications is subject to the explicit consent of the author.


  1. Website content
    The author assumes no liability for content, currentness, correctness, completeness, quality and/or availability of the information provided. Liability claims against the author pertaining to damage of a tangible or intangible nature arising from the use or non-use of the information provided or the use of incorrect and incomplete information shall be excluded unless in the case of wilful intent or gross negligence being proved on the part of the author. All services are subject to change and without obligation. The author expressly reserves the right to amend, supplement, delete, temporarily or permanently suppress parts of the website or the entire website without prior notice.
  2. Liability for links
    Our website contains links to third-party websites, over the content of which we have no influence.  We cannot therefore assume any liability for said content. The respective provider or operator of the websites is always responsible for the content of the linked websites. When they were set the links were checked for any legal breaches. No unlawful content was identifiable when the links were set. However, permanent controlling of the content of linked websites cannot be reasonably expected without specific indications of a breach of the law. If legal breaches come to our attention we will remove said links immediately.
  3. Legal effectiveness of this disclaimer
    This disclaimer shall be deemed part of the website from which reference was made to this page. Should parts or any wording in this text not or no longer fully comply with the law as it stands, the content and validity of the remaining parts of the document will remain unaffected by this.

Picture credits

Despite intensive research, we may not have succeeded in locating all the authors of the images used on this website or of the art shown in these images and in naming them. We would be grateful for further information and tips.

Privacy policy

Our privacy policy can be found here.


The German Music Information Centre is funded by the Minister of State for Culture and the Media (BKM) on the basis of a resolution of the German Bundestag as well as by the Cultural Foundation of the German Federal States (KSL), the German Organisation for the Management of Neighbouring Rights (GVL) and the City of Bonn.


We would like to thank the Minister of State for Culture and the Media (BKM) and the German Organisation for the Management of Neighbouring Rights (GVL) for their generous support in the conceptual and technical rebuild of this website, as well as Hal Leonard Europe for the support in developing the English version.

We would like to thank Outermedia GmbH, Berlin and Studio Naam V.O.F., Utrecht for their cooperation in the development and implementation of this website.