Launch of new EU prize: Music Moves Europe Talent Awards

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At the Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg (Germany), the new Music Moves Europe Talent Awards, the annual EU prize for popular and contemporary music, has been launched presenting the 24 nominees of the first edition to the public.

Succeeding the European Border Breakers Awards (EBBA), these new annual Music Moves Europe Talent Awards celebrate emerging artists who represent the European sound of today and tomorrow.  

Twenty-four outstanding artists are nominated for the Music Moves Europe Talent Awards. An international jury will select two winners from each of the following six genres: pop, rock, electronic, r&b/urban, hip-hop/rap and singer-songwriter.

All twelve winning artists will be rewarded with a performance at ESNS in Groningen (The Netherlands), a tailor-made training programme and financial support for touring and promotion. Furthermore, all winners compete for a public choice award, which will be announced at the award ceremony during ESNS, 19 January 2019.

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). The awards are implemented in close cooperation with the European Commission and co-financed by Creative Europe.