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ETEP 2019: EUROPEAN TALENT ACHIEVING INTERNATIONAL SUCCESS

FIVE ETEP 2019 ACTS NOMINATED FOR A MUSIC MOVES EUROPE TALENT AWARD

During Reeperbahn, the nominees for the Music Moves Europe Talent Awards 2020 were announced, and we are delighted to report that five of this year’s ETEP acts are among the nominees. We would like to congratulate 5K HD (at), Anna Leone (se), Flohio (gb), Fontaines D.C. (ie) and girl in red (no) on their continued success. And the good news continues former ETEP acts Naaz (nl) and AU/RA (de), also being nominated. It’s exciting and rewarding to see the international careers of these acts continue to grow, and the fact that they will also be recognised by the European Commission confirms the abundance of world class musical talent in Europe.

NEW RESULTS:
With only 8 more ETEP festivals to go, 384 shows by 162 acts have been confirmed so far, and changes continue to appear in the ETEP Artist and ETEP by Country Charts. Penelope Isles re-enters the ETEP artist chart in 10th position due to a cancellation by Octavian, while Whispering Sons is the newcomer in the ETEP by Country chart coming in at number seven, replacing Belgian colleagues Blu Samu.

ETEP ARTIST CHART
1.Fontaines D.C. (ie) 14
2.Black Midi (gb) 9
3.Flohio (gb) 9
4.Elderbrook (gb) 8
5.Pip Blom (nl) 8
6.Mavi Phoenix (at) 8
7.SEA GIRLS (gb) 7
8.Boy Azooga (gb) 7
9.girl in red (no) 7
10.Penelope Isles (gb) 7

ETEP BY COUNTRY CHART
1.Fontaines D.C. (ie) 14
2.Black Midi (gb) 9
3.Pip Blom (nl) 8
4.Mavi Phoenix (at) 8
5.girl in red (no) 7
6.Iris Gold (dk) 7
7.Whispering Sons (be) 6
8.Yegor Zabelov (by) 6
9.RENDEZ VOUS (fr) 4
10.Gato Preto (de) 4

THE ETEP FESTIVAL CHART
After adding Napoleon Gold (lu) and Sasha Boole (ua), Waves Vienna has risen to 5th place in the ETEP festival chart, switching places with Dour Festival.

ETEP FESTIVAL CHART
1.The Great Escape (gb) 26 ETEP acts
2.Reeperbahn Festival (de) 24 ETEP acts
3.Iceland Airwaves (is) 16 ETEP acts
4.Sziget (hu) 12 ETEP acts
5.Waves Vienna (at) 11 ETEP acts
6.Dour Festival (be) 10 ETEP acts
7.Winterthurer Musikfestwochen (ch) 9 ETEP acts
8.Europavox (fr) 8 ETEP acts
9.Haldern Pop (de) 8 ETEP acts
10.Les Nuits Botanique (be) 8 ETEP acts

Q&A WITH BJØRN PFARR
‘Lord of the Bands’, and master mind of 592 concerts by 412 artists in 51 venues at Hamburg’s Reeperbahn Festival. Bjørn Pfarr, along with colleagues Arianne Mohr, Ciara George-Lynch and Max Domma, coordinates and curates one of the biggest European festivals. The most recent edition took place on September 18-21, attracting 50.000 festival goers and 5.900 professionals from 52 countries. Reeperbahn also booked 24 ETEP-artists, ranking second on the ETEP Festival Chart.

ETEP.nl asked Pfarr about current booking preferences for Reeperbahn Festival as well as the nature of the European music community’s changing market conditions, which actually appeared to speed up this year.

Read the full interview here: https://esns.nl/qa-bjorn-pfarr/

About ETEP
The European Talent Exchange Programme (ETEP) was introduced in 2003 to stimulate the exchange of European artists across Europe, and would not be possible without the funding of the support programmes for culture by the European Union. ETEP has been one of the very first programmes to support popular music on a European level. Currently ETEP receives funding by the sub-programme “Culture” as part of Creative Europe. To find out more about Creative Europe, please check https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/creative-europe/node_en

An initiative of ESNS, ETEP facilitates the bookings of European acts on European & international festivals outside their home countries and generates extensive media exposure for these artists in cooperation with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) public radio stations, as well as national and international media. Additionally, ETEP actively cooperates with 16 music export offices. This way, ETEP aims to give a boost to the international careers of European artists and highlights the participating ETEP festivals.

Since the start of the programme ETEP has facilitated 4.308 shows by 1.580 acts in 37 countries, and we are very proud to have contributed to the careers of so many talented European acts. Many acts that received support from ETEP at the start of their careers have grown out to be very successful. Over the past 17 years, acts such as Agnes Obel, Ásgeir, Ben Howard, Benjamin Clementine, Calvin Harris, Franz Ferdinand, James Blake, MØ, Noisia, Selah Sue, The Editors, The Kooks, The XX, Within Temptation and Years & Years have greatly benefited from the support of the ETEP programme. More recently, acts such as Idles, Shame, Alma, Aurora and Dua Lipa played some of their first international shows with the support of the European Talent Exchange Programme.

Pictures, quotes and videos can be found here: https://etep.nl/etep-press/

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