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We all love fact and figures and here are the first results of the European Talent Exchange Program for 2013. 

In ETEP: 133 confirmed shows by 55 artists from 18 different European countries.
In CEETEP: 11 confirmed shows by 9 artists from 8 different European countries.

Furthermore we are very happy and proud to welcome festivals Winterthurer Musikfestwochen (CH), Les 3 éléphants (FR) and Best Kept Secret Festival (NL) to ETEP and Galapagai (LT) to CEETEP.

And now for the fun part, the scores.  See the top 20 ETEP artists, followed by the CEETEP results.

ETEP Results;
Jake Bugg/UK                    10
C2C/FR                               7
SKIP&DIE/NL                    7
Efterklang/DK                    6
Kodaline/IE                        6
Palma Violets/UK              6
AlunaGeorge/UK               5
Chvrches/UK                      5
Mø/DK                                5
Netsky/BE                          5
Asgeir Trausti/IS              3
Frightened Rabbit/UK     3
Highasakite/NO                3
Little Green Cars/IE         3
Rangleklods/DK                3
Rudimental/NL                3
Villagers/IE                       3
Balthazar/BE                    3
Cashmere Cat/NO           2
Concrete Knives/FR        2

The CEETEP results;

MK                             2
Shutka Roma Rap/MK               2
Afterphurikane/SK                     1
Grand Mexican Warlock/HU   1
Moveknowledgement/SI           1
Repetitor/RS                               1
Skyline/CZ                                   1
Très.B/PL                                    1
Vlasta Popić/HR                        1

About the European Talent Exchange Program:
1646 shows in 10 years by 605 artists. The European Talent Exchange Program is an initiative of the Noorderslag Foundation to stimulate the circulation of European repertoire on festivals, radio and media in Europe. As the exchange and support of new European music in Europe is one of the main goals of Eurosonic Noorderslag, the special European Talent Exchange Program (ETEP) was introduced in 2003. Each year ETEP brings together the leading European festivals, radio and other media and stimulates them to ‘exchange’ a selection of artists. Since the start of the ETEP program in 2003 a total of 1646 shows by 605 European artists were presented at 71 ETEP festivals in 26 countries (2003 – 2012).

How does ETEP work?  Following Eurosonic Noorderslag, which is broadcasted by several EBU radio stations, the ETEP festivals select artists from a foreign country guaranteeing confirmed slots at their festival. Radio stations lend support for the selected acts. Written media support the acts in national press. Both radio and print media offer national exposure to these selected groups. Organizations like Network Europe support where possible. In this way the selected talented European artists are guaranteed a spot at one or more major summer festivals attracting thousands of music lovers and with the support of radio and (print) media, managers, promoters and agents resulting in an audience numbering in the millions. This guarantees maximum exposure and offers a perfect opportunity for management and the recording industry to establish and promote their artists throughout Europe. This project creates a unique cooperative working relationship between professionals in the European music business with European talent rather than US talent. It boosts the circulation of European talent both nationally and internationally, which is usually very difficult. In this way ETEP creates opportunities and builds careers for European artists in Europe. By doing this in a consistent manner ETEP is able to create real networks and stimulate a solid flow of European talent across the continent. ETEP is simple, cost effective, has a proven track record and is of major importance in creating an expanding European music industry.

Notes to Editors:
Download your ETEP and CEETEP logo’s here (and check out the website > maps, ETEP scores per year, sort on country, festival or act, CEETEP etc etc)

Hi-res ETEP press picture: Jake Bugg live at Eurosonic Noorderslag 2013 – by Sander Baks

Hi-res CEETEP press picture: Shutka Roma Rap