The European sound of today and tomorrow
The Music Moves Europe Talent Awards celebrate the emerging artists who represent the European sound of today and tomorrow. Every year, 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, a training programme and financial support for touring and promotion.
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 designed to counter this Anglo-American dominance in the European music industry by accelerating the international careers of upcoming European artists.
Music Moves Europe Talent Awards 2020 nominees
The nominees for the Music Moves Europe Talent Awards were announced at the Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg, Germany. The selection of artists is based on the amount of airplay, music streams, and live performances in Europe, alongside music industry recommendations. You can find more info about the selection process here.
The 16 outstanding artists nominated for the Music Moves Europe Talent Awards 2020 are:
5K HD (AT) * Anna Leone (SE) * Au/Ra (DE) * Beast In Black (FI) * Charlotte Adigéry (BE) * Flohio (UK) * Fontaines D.C. (IE) * girl in red (NO) * HARMED (HU) * Hugo Helmig (DK) * Kimberose (FR) * Meduza (IT) * Naaz (NL) * Perfect Son (PL) * Pongo (PT) * Tribade (ES)
There are eight jury awards to be handed out during the ceremony. Each winner selected by the jury receives a prize worth € 10.000- funded by the EU programme Creative Europe, to be spent towards promoting their international careers. A total of € 7.500 of the prize package covers all expenses made for promotion and/or touring. Additionally, winners get a business package of the value of € 2.500 on targeted training provided by our music industry partners: the live sector (Liveurope, Yourope and Live DMA), the recording industry (IMPALA and Digital Music Europe), the International Music Managers Forum (IMMF) and co-organizers of the awards Reeperbahn Festival and ESNS. The European Music Exporters Exchange (EMEE) helps winners navigating through this list of tailored services.
*Read more about the prize package via this link.
Public Choice Winner
Since the nominees were revealed at Reeperbahn Festival, fans across Europe could choose their favorite emerging European artist through an online vote. The winner of the Public Choice Award 2020 receives a monetary prize of € 5.000 and is offered to play a filmed music session at the Deezer Studios in Paris. This is part of the contribution made by Digital Music Europe and is presented by Deezer.
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, among other things, supporting the European Border Breakers Awards in previous years. As from now, to enhance creativity, diversity and competitiveness even better, this former prize is being replaced by the annual Music Moves Europe Talent Awards.
The Music Moves Europe Talent Awards are co-funded by Creative Europe, the EU funding programme for the culture and audiovisual sectors, and are implemented in close cooperation with the European Commission. The awards are organized 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.
Music Moves Europe Talent Charts
The Music Moves Europe Talent Charts are tracking all emerging European artists. The ranking is based on available streaming data and airplay outside the artists’ home countries. The acts with the highest cross-border success can be nominated for the next Music Moves Europe Talent Awards. Some of the ESNS artists are already listed! Are you on the chart?