Soundedit is a unique festival putting Łódź on the map in terms of the global music industry. The Soundedit Festival is the only event dedicated to music producers—one of the most creative, yet often underrated and underrepresented professional groups in the industry. Often hiding in the shadows of big-name celebrities and musicians, music producers and sound designers are ultimately the ones responsible for shaping the recordings that reach the masses and become the soundtracks to our lives. Not only does the festival draw big names and large crowds; its "Man with the Golden Ear" statuette has become an increasingly coveted award of recognition in the international music scene. The early list of performers includes Nitzer Ebb and DAF.