Music is a universal language that crosses borders and these 10 artists have proved this by being successful outside their own county and being this years EBBA winners.

Klangkarussell (Austria)
Melanie De Biasio (Belgium)
MØ (Denmark)
Indila (France)
Milky Chance (Germany)
Hozier (Ireland)
The Common Linnets (Netherlands)
Todd Terje (Norway)
Tove Lo (Sweden)
John Newman (United Kingdom)

The winners will receive their awards in a ceremony hosted by TV personality and musician Jools Holland at the Eurosonic Noorderslag festival in Groningen, Netherlands, on January 14, 2015. The ceremony will feature performances by a selection of the winning acts and will be streamed live via YouTube and broadcast by European TV channels and radio stations.

In addition the European public can vote for their favourite EBBA winner in the ‘Public Choice Award’. Fans can vote until the 19th December 2014 for their favourite EBBA winner which was won by the Irish band Kodaline last year. Get involved and vote now here: www.europeanborderbreakersawards.eu/en/vote/

Find out more about The Common Linnets in this video…

 

Find out more about John Newman in this video…

Watch videos of past winners including Stromae (Belgium), Caro Emerald (The Netherlands), C2C (France), Ewert and the Two Dragons (Estonia) & Of Monsters and Men (Iceland) here…

 

EBBA Background
The winners are selected by market analyst Nielsen Music Control on the basis of sales and broadcast frequency, as well as votes cast by European Broadcasting Union radio stations and music festivals supporting the European Talent Exchange Programme.

The winners will receive their awards in a ceremony hosted by TV personality and musician Jools Holland at the Eurosonic Noorderslag festival in Groningen, Netherlands, on January 14, 2015. The ceremony will feature performances by all or most of the winning acts. It will be streamed live via YouTube and broadcast by European TV channels and radio stations.

One of the winners will receive a Public Choice Award based on votes cast on the EBBA website from October 21 to 19 December. Up to 15 voters, chosen at random from different countries, will be invited to the award ceremony: each will be able to bring a friend and the prize includes their flight and hotel costs.

Now in their 12th year, the EBBA were previously funded by the EU Culture Programme and organised by Eurosonic Noorderslag in partnership with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), with support from Buma Cultuur, SNN, the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, Province of Groningen, the City of Groningen and Music Week.

To be eligible for the awards, the artists must have achieved border-breaking success with their first international release in Europe between 1 August 2013 and 31 July 2014.

Eurosonic Noorderslag promotes European artists and organises the European Talent Exchange Programme (ETEP), which encourages major music festivals to programme hot new talents in Europe.
Creative Europe is the new EU funding programme for the cultural and creative sectors. With a total budget of nearly €1.5 billion for 2014-2020, the programme aims to strengthen the international competitiveness of the sectors and to promote cultural diversity. The European music industry has an important role to play in both respects.

The European music industry makes a significant contribution to growth and jobs, as part of the cultural and creative sectors which provide more than 8 million jobs in the EU and account for up to 4.5% of Europe’s GDP. The total value of the EU recorded music market is around €6 billion a year. The European recorded music market presents around a fifth of the total music market which is worth close to €30 billion.

EBBA website www.europeanborderbreakersawards.eu
Creative Europe http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/creative-europe
European Commission http://ec.europa.eu/culture/

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