Edison Award

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The Edison Award is the oldest Dutch Music Prize, presented since 1960. It has a grand history in TV-shows through the years, including the broadcasts called Grand Gala du Disque (later Disc). Up until now the Edison award show is broadcast on television but since 1995 no longer under the name Grand Gala but as Edison Music Awards.

In 1998 the Edison for popular music has been modernised into the Edison Music Awards. Next to that there are Edisons for Classical music and Jazz which have their own events called the Edison Classical Music Awards and Edison Jazz Award. Edison is a prize for quality in Sound Recording and is the equivalent to the U.S. Grammy Award, the BRIT Award, the Grand Prix du Disque in France and the Deutscher Schallplattenpreis in Germany. The jury consists of people from the music industry, the music press and music retailers.

The Edison award is a bronze replica of a statuette of Thomas Edison, the man who invented the phonograph in 1877, by the Dutch sculptor Pieter d'Hont.

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