“We talk about our perception of the world and our own lives. We hope our audience can relate to that.”

“I am really happy that I grew up in the Austrian countryside. The quietness in the nature and all the freedom I have inspires me a lot and has a huge impact on my music.”

Albin Lee Meldau
He lives with his emotions on top of his skin. “Hopefully that comes across through the music.”

‘’The prize connects different European artists. It overcomes unnecessary boundaries and allows an exchange of information and cultures.’’

Bishop Briggs
‘’Perhaps being an outsider in ‘national culture’ means it’s easier to resort to being the outsider in the local pop culture too?’’

‘’There are so many women and girls taking up a space that they didn’t before. Young girls are coming out. I think it’s partly because of us, because we decided to take that space.’’

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Music Moves Europe Talent Awards
Succeeding the European Border Breakers Awards (EBBA), the annual Music Moves Europe Talent Awards are co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, with the additional support of the Municipality of Groningen, Province of Groningen and the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. The awards are presented by ESNS and Reeperbahn Festival, in cooperation with Yourope, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), Independent Music Companies Association (IMPALA), International Music Managers Forum (IMMF), Liveurope, Live DMA, European Music Exporters Exchange (EMEE) and Digital Music Europe (DME).