NEWS published on 21 Sep 2018

Meet the nominees for new "Music Moves Europe Talent Awards"

The nominees for the new EBU sponsored Music Moves Europe Talent Awards have been announced at the Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg, Germany.

The awards replace the European Border Breakers Awards, and will be given out by the EBU and its partners at the Eurosonic Noorderslag Festival (ESNS) on 19 January in Groningen, Netherlands.

The prize celebrates emerging artists who represent the European sound of today and tomorrow. 

A total of 24 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 12 winning artists will be rewarded with a performance at ESNS, a training programme and financial support for touring and promotion. Furthermore, all winners compete for a public choice award, which will be also be announced at the award ceremony on 19 January next year. 



Her (FR)

Soleima (DK)

Bishop Briggs (GB)

Lxandra (FI)


Pale Waves (GB)

Warhaus (BE)

Pip Blom (NL)

Naked Cameo (AT)


Fais (NL)

Smerz (NO)

Stelartronic (AT)

Solo Ansamblis (LT)


Témé Tan (BE)

Cosha (IE)

Aya Nakamura (FR)

Rosalía (ES)


Ace Tee (DE)

Eddy De Pretto (FR)

blackwave. (BE)

Reykjavíkurdætur (IS)


Albin Lee Meldau (SE)

Boy Pablo (NO)

Avec (AT)

Fil Bo Riva (IT)

About the Music Moves Europe Awards

The awards are organised by ESNS and Reeperbahn Festival in partnership with the EBU, Yourope, Independent Music Companies Association (IMPALA), International Music Managers Forum (IMMF), Liveurope, Live DMA, European Music Exporters Exchange (EMEE), Digital Music Europe (DME), 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.


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Dave Goodman
Digital and Communications Manager - Eurovision Song Contest and Junior Eurovision Song Contest

+41 79 634 9097