Music Moves Europe Talent Awards
The European sound of today and tomorrow
The Music Moves Europe Talent Awards are the new European Union Prize for popular and contemporary music. The awards celebrate emerging artists who represent the European sound of today and tomorrow. Every year, eight outstanding artists will receive a Music Moves Europe Talent Award in recognition of their international success, as well as being rewarded with a performance at ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag) and financial support for touring and promotion. In addition to this, one of sixteen nominees takes home the Public Choice Award.
Celebrating European Talent
Compared to Anglo-American music, the total percentage of music originating from mainland Europe is relatively small. The Music Moves Europe Talent Awards are therefore designed to accelerate the international careers of upcoming European artists.
The 16 nominees are revealed at the Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg during the Nominees Night, 18 September 2020. Directly after all nominees are revealed the Public Choice Award campaign will start. We invite the European audience to vote for their favourite emerging nominated artist.
On Friday 15 January, all the winners of the Music Moves Europe Talent Awards 2021, incl. the Public Choice Award winner will be revealed at the award ceremony taking place at Eurosonic Noorderslag 2021 in Groningen, The Netherlands.
Narrowing down the ultimate selection is an intricate process that includes professional recommendations, (streaming) data and many other factors. We depend greatly on our network of experts and invest a great deal of time in selecting emerging artists.
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Music Moves Europe Talent Charts
A tool in the selection of the nominees, the Music Moves Europe Talent Charts ranking is based on available streaming and airplay data outside artists’ home countries. The artist chart shows emerging artists with the highest impact (most listeners) in Europe, while the Top 100 chart demonstrates which tracks are performing well across Europe.
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Music Moves Europe
Music is one of the most popular forms of art, widely consumed, and a vibrant expression of Europe’s cultural diversity. Music Moves Europe, the overarching framework for the European Commission’s initiatives and actions in support of the European music sector, and Creative Europe, the EU funding programme for the culture and audiovisual sectors, aim to help the music sector flourish by supporting the annual Music Moves Europe Talent Awards.
The Music Moves Europe Talent Awards are organised by ESNS and Reeperbahn Festival in partnership with Yourope, Independent Music Companies Association (IMPALA), International Music Managers Forum (IMMF), Liveurope, Live DMA, European Music Exporters Exchange (EMEE), Digital Music Europe (DME) and media partner European Broadcasting Union (EBU), with support from the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, Province of Groningen and the City of Groningen. The awards are implemented in close cooperation with the European Commission and financially supported by Creative Europe.