Hosts of the ISA2019 Award Show

We are pleased to announce the hosts of the ISA2019 Award Show, Steve Blame and Sara Kelly-Husain.

Steve Blame is one of the most iconic faces of Music Television and works today as a Screenwriter, Author and Host. He has previously worked as MTV News Editor, Viva 2 Program Director, and set up Tango TV in Luxembourg. Furthermore, he is the author of two books, and hosted a prime-time TV show on VOX at the end of December 2016.

Sara Kelly-Husain started playing theatre for a few years but then realised an acting wage seldom pays the bills and bravely delved into the media industry traveling Europe as a creative producer for an extreme sports, lifestyle and music show. For over a decade she has been working as a presenter, actress, producer and voice over artist.

The Award Show will take place on September 19th from 7:15 pm to 8:45 pm at Schmidtchen. The Show is part of the official Reeperbahn Festival program. To attend the Award Show, you need Reeperbahn Festival tickets. We are pleased to offer special discounts here.

Nominees of ISA2019

We are pleased to announce today the nominees of the International Sound Awards 2019. Thirty-one works from 13 countries convinced the international jury of ISA2019 and were nominated in several categories.

The best submissions come from all over the world: Brazil, Costa Rica, Denmark, Germany, Finland, Israel, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, Singapore, Spain, UK, USA. With their nomination they have already earned the award „Better Sound 2019“. Learn more about the nominees here.

The winners of ISA2019 will be revealed at the Award Gala at Schmidtchen on September 19th.

Venue of the International Sound Awards 2019

Schmidtchen (picture © Ingo Boelter)

This year, the award ceremony of the International Sound Awards 2019 takes place at ‘Schmidtchenon September 19th. The Schmidtchen is located on Spielbudenplatz at the heart of Germany’s most famous mile, the Hamburger Reeperbahn.

The ‘Schmidt Theater family’, consisting of Schmidtchen, Schmidt Theater and Schmidts Tivoli, is Germany’s most successful private theatre with around 400,000 visitors per year. The Schmidtchen presents a diverse programme that includes comedy shows, concerts, poetry slams and other innovative show formats that embrace experimentation.

Submission Deadline | Ticket Discounts

Listen up! Only 4 weeks left to go to submit your case at the International Sound Awards 2019. If you have worked on a project in the fields of sound or music technology, please send us your application by May 31st. Further information on submission details here.

Our international expert jury will evaluate the cases. The best sound products, projects and services from different categories will be awarded with the ISAbell trophy. The Award Show will take place on September 19th at the Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg.

Ticket discounts for Reeperbahn Festival
We are very pleased to offer special discounts on tickets for the Reeperbahn Festival and the ISA2019: Conference Ticket 175 Euro plus VAT (regular price 255 Euro plus VAT), Session Only Ticket 104 Euro plus VAT (regular price 150 Euro plus VAT).
Get a discount code here.


To #MakeTheWorldSoundBetter, we need more smart, innovative and useful sound solutions and concepts that can be awarded with our tropy, the ISAbell.

To enhance general sound awareness and animate people to contribute to our mission, we started the social media contest #WeNeedMoreISAbell.

We are very grateful to Native Instruments, Shure, DOCKIN and AUDIFIED that support the initiative and donate great prizes. Participate and spread the word!

Please find below all rules and an inspirational video.