ESNS Exchange, the renowned European music programme, is proud to announce its successful celebration of the 20th anniversary of the programme (formerly known as ETEP) this year. The programme was established as ETEP in 2003 to overcome the significant challenges faced by the European pop music industry in international promotion and distribution. Now known as ESNS Exchange, the programme has created a strong network among stakeholders, facilitating, supporting, inspiring, and promoting the global circulation of creative European musical talent. 

This year, the programme has continued to achieve its objectives with 347 shows by 148 acts from 36 countries at 90 festivals in 15 countries. ESNS Exchange’s efforts, together with the amazing support of partners, export offices, Yourope and the EBU, have helped 2160 European artists from 36 countries perform at 5330 shows at 190 partner festivals in 44 countries over the past 20 years, making a positive impact on the European music industry. ESNS Exchange is looking forward to the future and in creating more opportunities for European acts across Europe as well as on the global level.

2023 results
The ESNS Exchange results of 2023 show popularity amongst a very diverse group of artists as Belgium, Ireland, Austria, Sweden, The Netherlands, Ukraine, Norway, and Iceland are all represented within the top 10 most booked artists. The Haunted Youth from Belgium is the most booked artist with 13 bookings in total.

The top five most booked artists are;

The Haunted Youth (BE) 13
The Mary Wallopers (IE) 10
Deki Alem (SE) 9
Avalanche Kaito (BE) 8

The most booked acts per country are;

The Haunted Youth (BE) 13
The Mary Wallopers (IE) 10
Deki Alem (SE) 9
Tramhaus (NL) 8
Love’n’Joy (UA) 6

Go to ESNS Radar to see the full ESNS Exchange 2023 Artist results.

The 20 year anniversary of ESNS Exchange will be celebrated at ESNS24. Celebrate 20 years of the programme with us at ESNS 2024 on Friday, Jan 19th during the Conference. Get your tickets for the ESNS24 conference via

About ESNS Exchange
ESNS Exchange, the European talent exchange programme, formerly known as ETEP was introduced in 2003 to make the ‘exchange’ of European artists across Europe possible on a greater scale than ever before. An initiative of ESNS, supported by the partner festivals, export offices, Yourope and the EBU, ESNS Exchange facilitates the bookings of European acts on festivals outside their home countries and generates extensive media exposure for these artists in cooperation with the EBU, export offices and local media. This way, ESNS Exchange aims to give a boost to the international careers of European artists.

About ESNS
ESNS is a non-profit showcase festival for European artists, and a conference with panels, keynotes, interviews, and gatherings on the latest developments in the international and European music industry. ESNS’ mission is to stimulate and further promote the circulation of European music, and to give European artists a stepping stone onto international success.

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Nikki McNeill | Global Publicity