18th September 2020,

These are nominees for the Music Moves Europe Talent Awards 2021 
The European sound of today and tomorrow

Tonight, the nominees for the Music Moves Europe Talent Awards were announced at the Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg, Germany in presence of the European Commissioner for Culture, Mariya Gabriel. This annual EU prize for popular and contemporary music co-funded by the Creative Europe programme celebrates emerging artists who represent the European sound of today and tomorrow. All winners will be revealed at the awards ceremony on January 15 during ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag) 2021 in Groningen, The Netherlands.

A total of sixteen outstanding artists are nominated for the Music Moves Europe Talent Awards 2021. The nominees are:

  • Alyona Alyona (ua)
  • Bratři (cz)
  • Calby (dk)
  • Crystal Murray (fr)
  • Inhaler (ie)
  • Julia Bardo (it)
  • Lina_ Raül Refree (pt)
  • Lous and The Yakuza (be)
  • Melenas (es)
  • Mero (de)
  • My Ugly Clementine (at)
  • Nea (se)
  • Rimon (nl)
  • Sassy 009 (no)
  • Squid (uk)
  • Vildá (fi)

Vote for EU emerging talent
Music fans across Europe will vote to select the winner of the 2021 Public Choice Award. The voting period runs from 18 september to 7 January exclusively via the official Music Moves Europe Talent Awards website. The winner of the Public Choice Award 2021 receives an additional cash prize of € 5.000,-. All sixteen nominees will be rewarded with promotion support and a performance at ESNS. From these sixteen, the jury will select eight winners. Each winner selected by the jury receives a prize worth of € 10.000,- to be spent towards promoting their international careers.

Celebrating European Talent
Compared to Anglo-American music, the total percentage of music originating from continental Europe is relatively small. The Music Moves Europe Talent Awards are designed to accelerate the international careers of upcoming European artists. 

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 aims to help the music sector flourish. In line with this approach, the Music Moves Europe Talent Awards, co-funded by the Creative Europe programme, the EU funding programme for the culture and audiovisual sector,wants to contribute to the creativity, diversity and competitiveness of the music sector in Europe.

Organising coalition
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.


More information & contact

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