PRG Live Entertainment Award

Who or what is PRG LEA?

The PRG LEA – the (the German Live Entertainment Prize) – was for the first time used to honour not only the performing artists, but also the organisers who participate in their success.

The aim of the awarding of the PRG LEA is to award a prize for outstanding performances in the German concert and event industry and in this way to make the work of the concert organisation business a subject of discussion in the media and to draw the attention of a wider public to the players in the industry and their performances.

Live Entertainment Award

The PRG LEA was awarded for the first time on February 16, 2006 in Hamburg during a party-style gala. In addition to the representatives of the industry, media and other industry partners were invited as guests. Selected music acts, as well as a professionally qualified jury, rounded off the awards ceremony and turned it into a get together event for the whole industry.
The holder is an association, the organiser is a company
The holder of the PRG LEA Live Entertainment Award is the Live Entertainment Award Committee e.V., founded on 1 February 2005. The founding of the association is the result of an initiative by the Bundesverband der Veranstaltungswirtschaft e.V. (idkv – German Federal Association of Concert Organisers). Dieter Weidenfeld serves as the president of the LEA Committee.
In addition to the Bundesverband der Veranstaltungswirtschaft e.V. and the Verband Deutscher Konzertdirektionen e.V. the following companies from the German concert organisation industry are members of the LEA committee: (VdKD), as well as the media partner, Musikmarkt.LIVE, the following companies from the German administration sector:

• Agenda Production International GmbH, Shalva Beniashvili
• A.S.S. Concerts & Promotion GmbH, Dieter Schubert
• AS EVENTS GmbH, Mike Steffens
• ARGO Konzerte GmbH, Peter Pracht
• BB Promotion GmbH – The Art of Entertainment, Matthias Mantel
• Bundesverband der Veranstaltungswirtschaft (bdv) e. V.
• bureau Weidenfeld, Dieter Weidenfeld
• Busch Entertainment Media GmbH – MusikWoche
• DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG, Peter Schwenkow
• Der Musikmarkt GmbH & Co. KG, Stefan Zarges
• Düsseldorf Congress Sport & Event GmbH, Hilmar Guckert
• Eberhard Raith & Partner GmbH, Bernhard Eberhard
• FH Promotions GmbH & Co. KG, Christof Feneberg
• Frank Serr Showservice International, Frank Serr
• Funke Media GmbH, Pascal Funke
• Gerry Weber Management & Event OHG, Ralf Weber
• Global Concerts GmbH, Christian Diekmann
• GROUPON GmbH, Matthias Alkier
• Hannover Concerts GmbH & Co.KG Betriebsgesellschaft, Michael Lohmann
• I-Motion GmbH, Nicolaus Schär
• Karsten Jahnke Konzertdirektion GmbH, Karsten Jahnke
• Kick Special Marketing GmbH, Carmen Kellmann
• König Pilsener Arena SMG Entertainment Deutschland GmbH, Johannes Partow
• Künstler & Show Concept Jan Mewes
• Künstlermedia GmbH, Werner Kirsamer
• Manfred Hertlein Veranstaltungs-GmbH, Manfred Hertlein
• Marek Lieberberg Konzertagentur GmbH & Co. KG, Marek Lieberberg
• Michow Concerts + Management GmbH, Dr. Stefan Anowski
• MünchenMusik GmbH & Co. KG, Andreas Schessl
• Novitas Versicherungsmakler GmbH & Co. KG, Petra Sandrieser
• Peter Rieger Konzertagentur GmbH & Co. KG, Peter Rieger
• Pro Event Entertainment GmbH, Markus Krampe
• River Concerts GmbH, Christian Diekmann
• Roland Forster Künstleragentur, Roland Forster
• SAP Betriebsgesellschaft der Multifunktionsarena Mannheim mbH & Co. KG, Daniel Hopp
• Semmel-Concerts Veranstaltungsservice GmbH, Dieter Semmelmann
• Ströer Media Deutschland GmbH, Arno Hambloch
• südpolmusic GmbH, Patrick Oginski
• Südwestdeutsche Konzertdirektion Michael Russ GmbH, Michael Russ
• Triple M Entertainment, Mario Mendryzcki
• Undercover Entertainment GmbH, Michael Schacke
• United Promoters AG, Astrid Messerschmidt
• van Almsick & Team GmbH & Co. KG, Marie von Baumbach
• VDKD Verband der Deutschen Konzertdirektionen e.V., Michael Russ
• Wizard Promotions Konzertagentur GmbH, Ossy Hoppe

LEA e.V.:
President: Dieter Weidenfeld
Vice president: Stefan Zarges
General Manager and Executive Producer of the Award:
Attorney At Law Prof. Jens Michow

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