Fred Jay Prize awarded to Dota Kehr

The Fred Jay Prize for German-language lyrics was awarded on 7 April for the 26th time. This year’s winner is the lyricist, composer and singer Dota Kehr, who received the award at the occasion of the GEMA members’ festival in Berlin.

The sound of Dota Kehr oscillates between folk music, jazz and Brazilian influences. Her texts are characterised by lightness, poetry and wit, while not avoiding social issues.

The Fred Jay Prize is awarded since 1989 to lyricists in the field of popular German-language songwriting. The Prize endowed with €15.000 is reminiscent of the Austrian lyricist Fred Jay (1913-1988) and is awarded under the auspices of the GEMA Foundation.

Press release