Winners of the 2022 Music Moves Europe Awards Announced

These are the winners of the 2022 Music Moves Europe Awards

The prestigious Grand Jury Prize was awarded to Meskerem Mees (Belgium) and the Public Choice award was won by Ladaniva (Armenia). Denise Chaila (Ireland), ДEVA (Hungary), Mezerg (France), Blanks (Netherlands), and Alina Pash (Ukraine) are the five winners of the Music Moves Europe Awards 2022.

This annual prize for popular and contemporary music co-funded by the European Union celebrates emerging artists who represent the European sound of today and tomorrow. Previous winners of the Music Moves Europe Awards include Rosalía, Meduza, Bishop Briggs, Aya Nakamura, girl in red and Pale Waves.

Quotes from the jury
Winners of the Music Moves Europe Awards were selected by an expert jury consisting of Gemma Bradley (BBC Radio 1), Cindy Castillo (Mad Cool Festival), Kevin Cole (KEXP), Bryan Johnson (Spotify), and honorary jury member Alyona Alyona (Public Choice Winner 2021).

About the nominees: "It was amazing to discover so many talented European artists. It made our task very rewarding but also challenging. Although all nominees surprised us with the excellent musical diversity and artistry.”

About Meskerem Mees: “We were unanimous in choosing the winner of the Grand Jury Music Moves Europe Award 2022. Authentic, Mystical and timeless with a beautiful voice. Meskerem Mees stands out, with her soulful songs and impeccable performance. She just has it!"

About Alina Pash: “Really exciting and unique artist. I can really tell what she stands for straight away.”

About Blanks: “Super catchy sophisticated synth pop with echoes of the 80s. Not just in the artistry and recording, but in the songwriting too.”

About Denise Chaila: “Smart lyrics, a real passion and strength when performing. One of the most exciting artists on this year“

About Дeva: “Loved the atmospheric feel she brings to her tracks, and has a really ethereal voice.”

About Mezerg: “He is doing something crazy! Good show, good music, good at all!”

Prize Package
The Music Moves Europe Award winners receive € 10.000,- each. The winner of the Grand Jury Award wins an additional green touring voucher worth € 5.000. The winner of the Public Choice Award receives € 5.000. Each nominee is also offered the opportunity to attend a training day at ESNS to further their skills in internationalising their careers, representing a value of € 1.250 per artist. The Business Education Training day includes keynotes, expert meetings and training sessions.

About
The Music Moves Europe Awards are the The European Union Prize for popular and contemporary music. The aim of the awards is to celebrate upcoming European artists and support them in developing their international careers. This year’s nominees are Alina Pash (Ukraine), Anna (Italy), Balkan Taksim (Romania), Blanks (The Netherlands), Denise Chaila (Ireland), Дeva (Hungary), DORA (Spain), Francis of Delirium (Luxembourg), Friedberg (Austria), Jada (Denmark), Ladaniva (Armenia), Meskerem Mees (Belgium), Mezerg (France), Nenny (Portugal) and Zoe Wees (Germany).

The awards succeed the European Border Breakers Awards (EBBA) and the Music Moves Europe Talent Award (MMETA), supported and handed out by the European Union since 2004. The Prize has an impeccable track record, awarding artists including Stromae, Adele, Mumford & Sons, Dua Lipa, Rosalía, Meduza, Lous and the Yakuza, Inhaler and last year's winner Alyona Alyona. Each of these artists have since reached new levels of fame and success in the global music industry.

Contact:
Nikki McNeill | Global Publicity
nikki@globalpublicity.co.uk


Music Moves Europe Awards Show 2022

The award ceremony of the Music Moves Europe Awards will be broadcast via mmeawards.eu, as well as the platform of the online edition of ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag), 3fm.nl/esns on January 20 at 20:00 hours, CET.

The ceremony of the Music Moves Europe Awards – the European music prize for emerging artists representing the sound of today and tomorrow – will host most of the nominated artists in session, and will feature the reveal of the winners, including the prestigious Grand Jury Prize as well as the coveted Public Choice Award. The viewers of the Music Moves Europe Awards ceremony will be welcomed by hosts Naaz and Fernando Halman. Dutch artist Naaz won the Public Choice Award in 2020 and Fernando Halman is presenter at Dutch radio station FunX.

This year’s Music Moves Europe nominees are: Alina Pash (Ukraine), Anna (Italy), Balkan Taksim (Romania), Blanks (The Netherlands), Denise Chaila (Ireland), Дeva (Hungary), DORA (Spain), Francis of Delirium (Luxembourg), Friedberg (Austria), Jada (Denmark), Ladaniva (Armenia), Meskerem Mees (Belgium), Mezerg (France), Nenny (Portugal), and Zoe Wees (Germany).

Music Moves Europe Awards - Hosts: Fernando Halman and Naaz

Music Moves Europe Awards - The Jury:
As the nominees are very diverse in style, genre, and personality, the judges come from different backgrounds in the music industry as well. Each jury member represents a distinct expertise. 

  • Alyona Alyona, Public Choice Winner of 2021; 
  • Gemma Bradley, host at BBC 1 Radio;
  • Cindy Castillo, Management & Bookings for Mad Cool Festival; 
  • Kevin Cole, DJ and host at KEXP; 
  • Bryan Johnson, International Artist & Industry Partnerships manager at Spotify. 

Music fans across Europe will vote to select the winner of the Public Choice Award 2022 via  the Music Moves Europe Awards website; www.mmeawards.eu. The nominee with the most votes wins the Public Choice Award. Last year's Public Choice Award Winner, the Ukrainian hip hop artist Alyona Alyona, is now a member of the jury of the Music Moves Europe Awards for 2022.

Five artists will be selected as winners by the international jury and one artist wins the Grand Jury Prize. All winners will be revealed at the Music Moves Europe Awards ceremony on Thursday January 20, 2022.

Prize package
Five Music Moves Europe Award winners will receive € 10.000,- each. The winner of the Grand Jury Award will receive €10.000 and a green touring voucher worth €5.000.

All fifteen nominees are invited for a business education day, with best practices in the music industry, organised by ESNS and its partners; the live sector (Liveurope, Yourope and Live DMA), the recording industry (IMPALA and Digital Music Europe), the International Music Managers Forum (IMMF) The European Music Exporters Exchange (EMEE).

About
The Music Moves Europe Awards are the The European Union Prize for popular and contemporary music. The aim of the awards is to celebrate upcoming European artists and support them in developing their international careers.

The awards succeed the European Border Breakers Awards (EBBA) and the Music Moves Europe Talent Award (MMETA), supported and handed out by the European Union since 2004. The Prize has an impeccable track record, awarding artists including Stromae, Adele, Mumford & Sons, Dua Lipa, Rosalía, Meduza, Lous and the Yakuza, Inhaler and last year's winner Alyona Alyona. Each of these artists have since reached new levels of fame and success in the global music industry.

Contact
Nikki McNeill | Global Publicity
nikki@globalpublicity.co.uk

 


ESNS completes line up for digital festival and conference

ESNS the European music platform confirms latest artists and speakers for ESNS 2022 (January 19 – 22, 2022)

The European showcase festival and conference ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag) in Groningen adds five more acts to the line-up and completes its festival programme. As the programme for the conference is now fully published as well, ESNS is ready to kick off next week.  

The five newest additions to the festival line-up are Dutch acts MEROL, Wies, Pom and Cloudsurfers who will be playing Noorderslag, and Tinlicker at Eurosonic. They join a diverse list of European acts, who will be performing on the second digital version of the ESNS festival. Among previously announced acts are Wet Leg (gb), K.ZIA (de), Carla Prata (pt), S10 (nl), Meskerem Mees (be), Alina Pash (ua), Blanks (nl), Yard Act (gb), Priya Ragu (ch) and Gaidaa (nl).

The ESNS 2022 conference will focus on subjects such as sustainability and the recovery of the music industry. Themed ‘Building Back Better Together’ ESNS aims to make the industry a better, more inclusive, and greener sector. Therefore, Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice-President of the European Commission, responsible for The Green Deal will be opening the conference and is set to give a keynote on ESNS Wednesday. Timmermans will elaborate on the recovery from the current crisis and how the Green Deal will or can affect the music industry in a positive way. To act on the Green Deal, a proactive and thorough way of taking steps is necessary.  Marjan Minnesma, director of Urgenda, will give a keynote on this, called Scale up and Hurry up!, on Friday the 21st. 

More on the Green Deal and recovery will be discussed at the ESNS conference, with the panel The EU's Green Deal – Where does the music fit? with Claire O’Neill (A Greener Festival), Niklas Nienass (European Parliament), Holger Jan Schmidt (Yourope), Laurence Graff (European Commission), moderated by Greener Event’s Linnéa Svensson, while Emmanuel Legrand will moderate Recovery of the Music Sector – Where Are We Now? with Burak Özgen (GESAC), Mikolaj Ziółkowski (Open'er Festival), Susanne Hollmann (European Commission) and Erminia Sciacchitano (Ministry of Culture of Italy) to hear how the festivals were impacted and where they stand today.

Also joining the ESNS conference line-up are Hannah Shogbola (United Talent), Natasha Gregory (Mother Artists), Sally Dunstone (Primary Talent International) and Whitney Boateng (WME) in the Agents Panel, moderated by CAA’s Maria May. ILMC head Greg Parmley asks how certain we can be of a big 2022 festival season. Christof Huber (Yourope), Stephan Thanscheidt (FPK Scorpio), Marta Pallarès (Primavera Sound), Codruta Vulcu (ARTmania) and Paul Reed (AIF) will have the answers plus Natalie Kelly (Global Clients Solutions Manager for Music, Meta) and Dylan Pasqua (Fanbytes) will join the panel that asks is the Future of Music on Social Media?

Other panels and keynotes include A Model for a United Industry, which will dive deeper into how we can leave a better legacy for ourselves and our industry. On Thursday, Helienne Lindvall will interview Merck Mercuriades, – former manager of Beyoncé, Elton John and Mary J. Blige – speaking about his goal to get songwriters a better pay, through his Hipgnosis Songs Fund. The question of how to share streaming revenues in a fair and sustainable manner, will be answered by a panel including British member of Parliament Kevin Brennan.

Our panels focus on a global way of approaching a better music industry. Diversity in the Backstage, a panel hosted by Omroep Zwart, is one of the talks that helps create awareness for inclusivity, while among panels that show how it’s done across the globe, are: Are You Export Ready for Mexico? by EMX, Rabbit or Man in the Moon? Doing Business in China, presented by Dutch Music Export, RVO, and C-SHARP, and Short Videos, Films, Series and Nft’s - Music and India’s Booming Audiovisual Industry, presented by Ears On India. 

 

ESNS also features the ceremony for the prestigious European prize for emerging talent at  Music Moves Europe Awards, as well the Popprijs, ESNS Kickstart, Pop Media Prijs, Popstipendium and IJzeren Podiumdieren. To find the full line-up of ESNS Festival and ESNS Conference, head to esns.nl

ESNS takes place – entirely online – from January 19 – 22, 2022. Tickets for the digital conference are available for €99,- via www.esns.nl/tickets. The festival will be available – free of charge – with sessions recorded by Dutch broadcaster NTR in collaboration with NPO 3FM, to be broadcast by NPO 3FM, NPO 3 and the digital festival platform, hosted by VPRO 3VOOR12.


Global Publicity 2021 Reflections

This has been another tough year for the live music and events industry, but we have worked hard to support our clients through the highs and lows of the pandemic and are privileged to continue our work with industry leading events and festivals.

We are grateful to have been some of the lucky few to travel and work on events this year including EXIT in Serbia, which was one of the first major festivals to take place post pandemic and the Amsterdam Dance Event.

We have also used our expertise to help support the industry with our work for the Night Time Industries Association and we are looking forward to continuing to make a positive contribution to the industry we love being part of so much in 2022.

Massive thanks to everyone we have worked with this year and for the love and support of our colleagues in the music industry community. Looking forward to a positive and productive 2022.


NTIA Launches #LetUsDance Campaign to Save New Years Eve

The NTIA have written an Open Letter to the PM urging him to #LetUsDance on NYE and end the uncertainty.
While it is appreciated that we have had some challenges, we would all rather the industry be open than closed, and given the new information on the variant and exceptional work we have done keeping our customers and staff safe we deserve the opportunity to trade on NYE.
The NTIA have highlighted the importance of trading on New Year's Eve to the businesses and more importantly to our patrons who rely on our industry as part of their physical, social and mental well being.
See full letter below or view the link here - https://ntia.co.uk/attention-prime-minister-letusdance-on-new-years-eve/

Attention Prime Minister “LetUsDance” on New Years Eve Campaign

23rd December 2021

The Rt Hon Boris Johnson, MP

Prime Minister
Office of the Prime Minister
10 Downing Street
London
SW1A 2AA
Dear Prime Minister,

We are asking you for a chance to survive 2021!

Once again, our sector, which contributes £46 billion to the culture economy and employs 425 thousand people, has suffered enormous damage as a result of the Government response to the pandemic in recent weeks.

It’s likely that tens of thousands of our businesses will never recover from this damage.  Most of these are small and medium sized owner run businesses that play a vital part in the cultural, social, and economic lives of our towns and cities. And if that is not bad enough, we now face the possibility that major parts of our sector may face further curbs, and, in the case of nightclubs, total closure immediately after Christmas.  In a very real sense, we are facing the Sword of Damocles.

We have always respected and acknowledged that public health is of paramount importance and have played our part in the crisis, although extremely challenging, have tried to work through the constraints and restrictions placed upon us.

However, there are increasingly promising reports that the Omicron variant, though highly transmissible, may not be as aggressive as previous variants.  We also restate our view, backed up by data, that it has been clear for some time that late night economy venues, particularly nightclubs, with the appropriate measures in place, are not a major source of virus transmission.

Even so, given the extended restrictions including covid certification recently enforced by you, this should be enough to give people the confidence in your leadership and assure them that they can, in fact, participate in night life safely, through these measures. Full closure of venues on top of this does not give people any confidence in your current mitigations and backs our sector into a corner with no chance of survival, based on very little scientific evidence.

Connecting through music, dance and socialising in our communities is an essential part of physical, social, and mental wellbeing and during this extremely difficult time especially needed to give people hope.

We must open! We do not want to rely on public funding, but you are giving us no choice. And the little gesture of support given recently, is simply not enough for many businesses to survive.

We have worked so hard and invested heavily to keep our customers and staff safe, against all adversity, and continue to present safe well-regulated spaces for people to come together safely and enjoy a night out!

In view of the above, we urge you to act with clarity and decisiveness, as soon as the data allows, to firmly reject calls for further draconian measures against our sector as we fear that they will be unnecessary and will not contribute to the fight against the virus.  Every hour of uncertainty condemns thousands of businesses to failure with all the human, social and economic consequences that entails,

Let’s not end this year as we did last.

End the uncertainty and Let Us Dance on New Year’s Eve

Yours faithfully

 

Michael Kill
Chief Executive NTIA

 

Notes to Editors:

For more information & all press requests please contact Nikki McNeill
Email: press@ntia.co.uk
Mobile: 07957 434517

The Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) is the leading trade body representing the businesses in the Night Time Economy in the UK. It has more 1400 members, including night clubs, bars, casinos, festivals, and supply chain businesses.

#festivalpr #eventpr #musicpr

 


Frans Timmermans confirmed for opening keynote at ESNS 2022

Frans Timmermans is confirmed for the opening keynote speech at the ESNS 2022 conference. As Executive Vice-President of the European Commission, Timmermans is responsible for the Green Deal.

 

The Green Deal is one of the topics Timmermans will address in his opening keynote. As ESNS underwrites that sustainability is no longer just a buzzword and holds it as an important policy focus festival-wide, Timmermans will dive deeper into taking green steps going forward, for the music industry. 

 

This aligns with the theme of the ESNS 2022 conference, Building Back Better Together. After almost two years of regulations around the pandemic, it is time to look forward and focus on how we can build the live industry back better, together. 

 

Among other newly announced speakers and panels that will join the conference line-up, are: Mark Mulligan (MIDiA Research) will be speaking about the creator economy in ‘Slicing the Music Industry Funnel’; Music Moves Europe Awards nominee BLANKS joins Bandcamp, Erasmus University and Tunecore in ‘Why are fans loyal anyway?’; and ‘NFT’s: hype or future of the music industry’, with Colin Benders (Kyteman). Pepijn Lanen (Faberyayo of De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig) is one of the panellists of ‘How to build a family friendly music industry’. IMPALA’s Helen Smith will discuss the RAAP court ruling;  The impact of COVID-19 on the 2022 Festival Season with Marta Pallares (Primavera), Codruta Vulcu (ARTmania), Paul Reed (AIF), Christof Huber (Yourope) and Stephan Thanscheidt (FKP Scorpio). At ESNS 2022 we will talk about how Brexit affects the music market, Europe’s Green New Deal as well as accessibility and inclusion. ESNS invited inspiring people dedicated to diversity within the music industry; Freyja Lawson, Sakina Saouti, Malle Kaas and Kobi Ampoma will join the Omroep Zwart panel ‘Diversity in the backstage’. In collaboration with Erasmus University we introduce ESNS Science talking about the resilience of people and companies in the sector.

 

Previously, ESNS announced a keynote interview with longtime record executive Merck Mercuriadis by Helienne Lindvall, as well as a keynote address by Urgenda director and ‘leading global thinker’ Marjan Minnesma, while Anne Löhr will be running the Mental Health Help Desk and Heather Shaw and Cortney Harding tell all about the Metaverse.

Due to the uncertainty around the COVID-19 regulations, we are moving some of the panels and keynotes to ESNS 2023, which includes the keynote interviews with Sub Pop’s Pavitt & Poneman, Peter Weening (Vera), Matt Schwarz (DreamHaus) and André de Raaff. Our focus on Spain will also be postponed to 2023, as ESNS wants to guarantee the quality that the showcase festival and conference is known for.


ESNS takes place – entirely online – from January 19 – 22, 2022. Tickets for the digital conference are available for €99,- via www.esns.nl/tickets. The festival will be available – free of charge – with sessions recorded by Dutch broadcaster NTR in collaboration with NPO 3FM, to be broadcast by NPO 3FM, NPO 3 and the digital festival platform, hosted by VPRO 3VOOR12.

About ESNS

ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag) is the key exchange for emerging European music talent, with a proven track record of helping to break new acts on the international music scene, with now well-known names such as Alma, Altin Gün, Arlo Parks, Aurora, Black Country, New Road, Celeste, Dua Lipa, Fontaines D.C., girl in red, Hinds, Idles, Mavi Phoenix, Meduza, Melanas, Oscar and the Wolf, Pip Blom, Podium, Pongo, Shame and Sigrid.

The conference side of the event attracts more than 4,000 entertainment industry professionals from all sections of the industry, including representatives of over 400 European festivals. Each year, ESNS stages more than 350 showcases all over the city of Groningen as well as offering a comprehensive and focused conference programme of around 150 panels and keynotes, alongside multiple networking opportunities.


The Music Moves Europe Awards 2022 Jury Members Announced 

As the nominees are very diverse in style, genre, and personality, the judges come from different backgrounds in the music industry as well. Each jury member represents a distinct expertise. 

The jury members are: 

  • Alyona Alyona, Public Choice Winner of 2021; 
  • Gemma Bradley, host at BBC 1 Radio;
  • Cindy Castillo, Management & Bookings for Mad Cool Festival; 
  • Kevin Cole, DJ and host at KEXP; 
  • Bryan Johnson, International Artist & Industry Partnerships manager at Spotify. 

 

A total of fifteen outstanding artists have been nominated for the Music Moves Europe Awards 2022. The nominees are: Alina Pash (Ukraine), Anna (Italy), Balkan Taksim (Romania), Blanks (The Netherlands), Denise Chaila (Ireland), Дeva (Hungary), DORA (Spain), Francis of Delirium (Luxembourg), Friedberg (Austria), Jada (Denmark), Ladaniva (Armenia), Meskerem Mees (Belgium), Mezerg (France), Nenny (Portugal), and Zoe Wees (Germany).

Music fans across Europe will vote to select the winner of the Public Choice Award 2022 via  the Music Moves Europe Awards website; www.musicmoveseuropeawards.eu. The nominee with the most votes wins the Public Choice Award. Last year's Public Choice Award Winner, the Ukrainian hip hop artist Alyona Alyona, is now a member of the jury of the Music Moves Europe Awards for 2022.

Five artists will be selected as winners by the international jury and one artist wins the Grand Jury Prize. All winners will be revealed at the Music Moves Europe Awards ceremony on Thursday January 20, 2022.

Prize package
Five Music Moves Europe Award winners will receive € 10.000,- each. The winner of the Grand Jury Award will receive €10.000 and a green touring voucher worth €5.000.

All fifteen nominees are invited for a business education day, with best practices in the music industry, organised by ESNS and its partners; the live sector (Liveurope, Yourope and Live DMA), the recording industry (IMPALA and Digital Music Europe), the International Music Managers Forum (IMMF) The European Music Exporters Exchange (EMEE).

About
The Music Moves Europe Awards are the The European Union Prize for popular and contemporary music. The aim of the awards is to celebrate upcoming European artists and support them in developing their international careers.

The awards succeed the European Border Breakers Awards (EBBA) and the Music Moves Europe Talent Award (MMETA), supported and handed out by the European Union since 2004. The Prize has an impeccable track record, awarding artists including Stromae, Adele, Mumford & Sons, Dua Lipa, Rosalía, Meduza, Lous and the Yakuza, Inhaler and last year's winner Alyona Alyona. Each of these artists have since reached new levels of fame and success in the global music industry.

Notes to Editors
Link to download all artists photos and assets here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1shQLKd5UuL73dPHSSlhbYgdp5vkGegVG?usp=sharing

 


Showcase Festival and Conference ESNS 2022 Will Take Place Entirely Online

The European showcase festival and conference ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag) in Groningen will take place entirely online from 19 – 22 January 2022. The organisation took the tough decision after the recent government announcement with the latest COVID-19 measures.

The current measures regarding COVID-19 will not allow ESNS to host all the booked European acts and bring music professionals together in the Netherlands. Motivated by the continuously changing COVID-19 restrictions and the uncertainties surrounding entry to the Netherlands, a physical edition of ESNS is no longer possible.

ESNS already successfully organised an online edition for both the showcase festival and the conference at the beginning of 2021, due to a lockdown. The online edition offered European musicians a huge amount of exposure and gave music industry professionals the opportunity to visit the conference online to take part in panels and discussions and to network digitally. The organisation is building on its successful 2021 digital edition and is looking forward to seeing what they can achieve in 2022

Managing director Dago Houben will not give up and says: “ESNS is of great importance to the entire music industry and especially to European musicians. It is therefore essential to carry out our function of providing the best possible platform for European pop music. Earlier this year we saw that the reach of a digital edition can be huge and that we were able to make a difference to an artist's career. We are therefore pleased to give all booked ESNS artists the exposure they deserve with the help of our media partners.”

ESNS will give all booked ESNS acts the opportunity to take centre stage on the freely accessible platform, in collaboration with Dutch radio broadcaster NPO 3FM. Tickets for the digital conference ESNS at € 99,- are available via www.esns.nl. Ticket buyers who previously bought a ticket for the physical edition will be notified as soon as possible.

The digital edition of ESNS 2022 includes a conference programme as well as the festival programmes of Noorderslag, Eurosonic and the Music Moves Europe Awards award ceremony.

About ESNS
ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag) is the key exchange for emerging European music talent, with a proven track record of helping to break new acts on the international music scene, with now well-known names such as Alma, Altin Gün, Arlo Parks, Aurora, Black Country, New Road, Celeste, Dua Lipa, Fontaines D.C., girl in red, Hinds, Idles, Mavi Phoenix, Meduza, Melanas, Oscar and the Wolf, Pip Blom, Podium, Pongo, Shame and Sigrid.

The conference side of the event normally attracts more than 4,000 entertainment industry professionals from all sections of the industry, including representatives of over 400 European festivals. Each year, ESNS stages more than 350 showcases all over the city of Groningen as well as offering a comprehensive and focused conference programme of around 150 panels and keynotes, alongside multiple networking opportunities.

Contact:
Nikki McNeill | Global Publicity
nikki@globalpublicity.co.uk


EXIT Releases an Aftermovie of the Festival’s Historic 2021 Edition

EXIT has announced an official aftermovie of its 20th anniversary edition, held in July, which will be remembered as the first major festival in the world to take place since the start of the pandemic. The four-minute video depicts the many emotions and memories of the festival, which many global media outlets called historic, and where many global stars performed for the first time after a long 18-month break.

The aftermovie also launches the EXIT 2022 campaign, with the festival’s upcoming edition set to take place at the Petrovaradin Fortress from 7th to 10th July, and the first two headliners have already been announced - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and Boris Brejcha.

EXIT FESTIVAL 2021 | The Official Aftermovie

The rewinding of memories will bring us all back to the four days in July, during which the world was shown the power of unity, life, adventure, freedom, and love, guided by the idea of Exit 2.0 — “Celebrate Life.” Many performers, including David Guetta, Paul Kalkbrenner, Charlotte de Witte, Nina Kraviz and Solomun, performed in front of a large audience for the first time after a long break. We could see what that felt like based on their reactions — Guetta told the audience before his performance that EXIT was “the best place to be on the entire planet”, Nina Kraviz posted on her Instagram page after the performance, calling the experience “surreal,” and DJ Snake described his performance as a “legendary night,” exclaiming “We’re back!”

The world has recognized the importance of these moments – many reputable media outlets reported on EXIT. Leading American music magazine Billboard announced that EXIT “went down in history as the first major European festival since the beginning of the pandemic,” one of the leading professional magazines related to the concert industry Pollstar stated that EXIT “achieved something revolutionary” in 2021, one of the world’s most prestigious magazines about the entertainment industry, Variety, reported that the Serbian festival is “the biggest European music event since the beginning of the pandemic” while the leading Dutch daily newspaper Algemeen Dagblad called this year’s edition of EXIT “hope for festivals”. EXIT was presented to BBC World News viewers live in a programme as “the first major international music festival in 2021”, and the opening of the festival gates was announced by EXIT founder Dušan Kovačević and Serbian DJ Tijana T. News of the EXIT Festival travelled all over the world and was also reported in the famous Beijing daily newspaper Guangming Daily, whose article was shared on social networks over million times in 24 hours!

EXIT’s audience and performers proved once again that they will always be together, no matter the obstacles. The significance of the jubilee edition of EXIT is perfectly described by the words of Humana Rias, who performed at the No Sleep stage: “Dear EXIT festival, you gave me hope, you gave me light, and most of all you gave me back my flame which I will carry in pride! You started the revolution and reminded me and countless others, that we belong together, all United through music. You gave me life. We are the future”.

The 20th anniversary edition of the EXIT Festival, was held from 8th to 11th July at the Petrovaradin Fortress and gathered more than 180,000 people from over 70 countries around the world, as well as numerous performers, including David Guetta, DJ Snake, Sabaton, Charlotte de Witte, Amelie Lens, Paul Kalkbrenner, Maceo Plex, Solomun, Artbat, Pan-Pot, Roni Size, Robin Schulz, Paul Van Dyk, Meduza, Laibach, Sheck Wes, Jonas Blue, Asaf Avidan, Satori, DJ Topic, Adiel, Francois X, Marko Nastić, Tijana T, Rundek i Ekipa, Massimo, Ida Prester & Lollobrigida, Amira Medunjanin, Senidah, Hladno Pivo, Buč Kesidi, and many others.

Special Ticket Prices for EXIT 2022
Four-day tickets for EXIT 2022 can be purchased at a price of 109 EUR + b/f, with a discount of as much as 60 percent. One-day tickets for Friday 8th July, when Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds perform, are available at gift prices at a price of 34 EUR +b/f for regular, 44 EUR + b/f for Fan pit and 100 EUR + b/f for VIP GOLD. Tickets can be purchased on the festival’s official website and via sales locations. Tickets can be purchased on the festival’s official website and via sales locations.

Contact
Nikki McNeill | Global Publicity
nikki@globalpublicity.co.uk

 


The Music Moves Europe Awards 2022 Nominees Revealed

The European music prize for emerging artists representing the sound of today and tomorrow

The nominees of the Music Moves Europe Awards 2022 have been announced at the Linecheck Music Meeting & Festival opening event at BASE Milano in Italy on Monday November 22. The Music Moves Europe Awards are the European Union Prize for popular and contemporary music. The aim of the awards is to celebrate upcoming European artists and support them in developing their international careers.

A total of fifteen outstanding artists have been nominated for the Music Moves Europe Awards 2022. The nominees are: Alina Pash (Ukraine), Anna (Italy), Balkan Taksim (Romania), Blanks (The Netherlands), Denise Chaila (Ireland), Дeva (Hungary), DORA (Spain), Francis of Delirium (Luxembourg), Friedberg (Austria), Jada (Denmark), Ladaniva (Armenia), Meskerem Mees (Belgium), Mezerg (France), Nenny (Portugal), and Zoe Wees (Germany).

Music fans across Europe will vote to select the winner of the Public Choice Award 2022 via the Music Moves Europe Awards website; www.musicmoveseuropeawards.eu. The nominee with the most votes wins the Public Choice Award. Last year's Public Choice Award Winner, the Ukrainian hip hop artist Alyona Alyona, is now a member of the jury of the Music Moves Europe Awards for 2022.

Said Alyona Alyona, Ukraine:
“I was an award winner last year and I also won the public choice award. It was really exciting for me and I'm really happy that my country Ukraine was a winner last year. I will be a jury member of this edition, which is the tradition for every public choice winner and I'm very excited to be a part of it this year and I'm looking forward to study all 15 nominees and finding the winners of this year.”
Five artists will be selected as winners by an international jury and one artist wins the Grand Jury Prize. All winners will be revealed at the Music Moves Europe Awards ceremony on Thursday January 20, 2022 at ESNS in Groningen, the Netherlands.

Prize package
Five Music Moves Europe Award winners will receive € 10.000,- each. The winner of the Grand Jury Award will receive €10.000 and a green touring voucher worth €5.000. All fifteen nominees are invited for a business education day, with best practices in the music industry, organised by ESNS and its partners; the live sector (Liveurope, Yourope and Live DMA), the recording industry (IMPALA and Digital Music Europe), the International Music Managers Forum (IMMF) The European Music Exporters Exchange (EMEE).
About

The Music Moves Europe Awards are the The European Union Prize for popular and contemporary music. The aim of the awards is to celebrate upcoming European artists and support them in developing their international careers.

The awards succeed the European Border Breakers Awards (EBBA) and the Music Moves Europe Talent Award (MMETA), supported and handed out by the European Union since 2004. The Prize has an impeccable track record, awarding artists including Stromae, Adele, Mumford & Sons, Dua Lipa, Rosalía, Meduza, Lous and the Yakuza, Inhaler and last year's winner Alyona Alyona. Each of these artists have since reached new levels of fame and success in the global music industry.

Contact
Nikki McNeill | Global Publicity
nikki@globalpubliciuty.co.uk