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Todd Hansen (SXSW) confirmed as keynote speaker at Buma Music meets Tech

5 November 2015

Todd Hansen, lead interactive festival programmer at South by Southwest (SXSW), is the first confirmed keynote speaker for the Buma Music meets Tech programme at Eurosonic Noorderslag 2016. In addition, Hansen will be part of the Buma Music meets Tech jury, helping to determine which start-up will win the 2016 award. SXSW Interactive is an incubator of cutting-edge technologies and digital creativity…

Eurosonic Noorderslag line-up expanded with 43 new and highly promising acts

3 November 2015

Eurosonic Noorderslag has extended its line-up with a further 42 acts, bringing the pan-European musical adventure closer to completion. Last Saturday the pre-sale for the upcoming edition has started. The combi-tickets and tickets for Dutch showcase Noorderslag are sold out. There are still tickets available for the conference and Eurosonic, the showcase festival for European…

Álvaro Soler announced as winner of 2016 European Border Breakers Awards (EBBA) for pop, rock and dance music

30 October 2015

This morning, at Los 40 Principales in Barcelona, the Spanish artist Álvaro Soler was announced as the fifth winner of the 2016 European Border Breakers Awards (EBBA), the European music awards for emerging artists. Before Álvaro Soler’s ‘El Mismo Sol’ became the ultimate 2015 summer hit, he had already seen much of the world. He…

KOVACS announced as winner of 2016 European Border Breakers Awards (EBBA) for pop, rock and dance music

29 October 2015

This morning, at NPO 3FM in Hilversum/The Netherlands, the Dutch artist KOVACS was announced as the fourth winner of the 2016 European Border Breakers Awards (EBBA), the European music awards for emerging artists. With her raw and soulful voice, Dutch Sharon Kovacs creates beautiful, piercing music. Since the release of her debut EP ‘My Love’…

Oscar and The Wolf announced as winner of 2016 European Border Breakers Awards (EBBA) for pop, rock and dance music

26 October 2015

This afternoon, at VRT’s Studio Brussel, the Belgian band Oscar and The Wolf was announced as the third winner of the 2016 European Border Breakers Awards (EBBA), the European music awards for emerging artists. The band from Brussels, who have been compared with Fleet Foxes and Bon Iver, achieved widespread success with their No1 debut…

14 promising acts added to the line-up of Eurosonic Noorderslag

20 October 2015

Today, Eurosonic Noorderslag has confirmed more up and coming acts for its 30th edition next January. This anniversary edition of the European Music Platform will take place from Wednesday the 13th to Saturday the 16th of January 2016 in Groningen, The Netherlands. The line-up of Eurosonic, showcasing European acts, was augmented with the following names:…

20th anniversary Amsterdam Dance Event great success

19 October 2015

The organizers of Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) have declared this year’s event a huge success. The world’s biggest club festival and business platform for electronic music attracted a record number of 365,000 visitors and 5,500 professionals from the music world to make the 20th edition of the five-day event the biggest one yet. As usual…

20 years of dance music culture at Amsterdam Dance Event

12 October 2015

ADE Playground provides daytime entertainment, engagement and plenty of surprises for the legions of electronic music fans visiting the world’s biggest club festival. From 14-18 October highly original and unusual brand experiences can be found at multiple sites all over the city centre and beyond. In addition to the ADE Festival’s more than 2,200 artists,…

AURORA announced as second winner of 2016 European Border Breakers Awards (EBBA) for pop, rock and dance music

12 October 2015

This morning, at radio station NRK in Bergen/Norway, AURORA was announced as the second winner of the 2016 European Border Breakers Awards (EBBA), the European music awards for emerging artists. AURORA is a singer-songwriter from Bergen, Norway. Aged 19, she has been writing songs for almost half her life, crafting dark pop music of rare…

Carnival Youth unveiled as first winner of 2016 European Border Breakers Awards (EBBA) for pop, rock and dance music

9 October 2015

This morning, at the public radio station Pieci Riti in the Latvian capital of Riga, Carnival Youth was unveiled as the first winner of the 2016 European Border Breakers Awards (EBBA), the European music awards for emerging artists. In the upcoming weeks, nine other European artists with cross border success will be announced as winners…