Music Moves Europe Awards
The European sound of today and tomorrow
The Music Moves Europe Awards are the new European Union Prize for popular and contemporary music. The awards celebrate emerging artists who represent the European sound of today and tomorrow. Every year, eight outstanding artists will receive a Music Moves Europe Award in recognition of their international success, as well as being rewarded with a performance at ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag) and financial support for touring and promotion. In addition to this, one of sixteen nominees takes home the Public Choice Award.
Celebrating European Talent
Compared to Anglo-American music, the total percentage of music originating from mainland Europe is relatively small. The Music Moves Europe Awards are therefore designed to accelerate the international careers of upcoming European artists.
The fifteen nominees were revealed at Linecheck Music Meeting & Festival at BASE Milano in Italy on Monday November 22. It is now possible for the European audience to vote for their favourite emerging nominated artist. The nominee with the most votes will win the Public Choice Award 2022.
On Thursday January 20, all the winners, including the Public Choice Award winner and the Grand Jury Prize winner, will be announced at the Music Moves Europe Awards ceremony. The ceremony will take place at ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag) 2022 in Groningen, The Netherlands.
From the nominations, an international jury will award 5 artists with a cash prize of €10.000. 1 artist will be named as the Grand Jury Award-winner, take home a cash prize of €10.000, and be handed a green touring voucher worth €5.000.
Additionally, one of the 15 nominees will also be presented with The Public Choice Award. The Public Choice Award (worth €5.000) will be given to the nominee who receives the most votes in an online voting campaign on mmeawards.eu.
Each nominee is also offered the opportunity to attend the Business Education Training Day at ESNS to further their skills in internationalising their careers. This day represents a value of €1.250 per artist and includes keynotes, expert meetings and training sessions.
Music Moves Europe
Music is one of the most popular forms of art, widely consumed, and a vibrant expression of Europe’s cultural diversity. Music Moves Europe, the overarching framework for the European Commission’s initiatives and actions in support of the European music sector, and Creative Europe, the EU funding programme for the culture and audiovisual sectors, aim to help the music sector flourish by supporting the annual Music Moves Europe Awards.
The Music Moves Europe Awards are organised by ESNS and Reeperbahn Festival in partnership with Linecheck Music Meeting & Festival, Yourope, Independent Music Companies Association (IMPALA), International Music Managers Forum (IMMF), ICMP-CIEM, Liveurope, Live DMA, European Music Exporters Exchange (EMEE), Digital Music Europe (DME), with support from the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, Province of Groningen and the City of Groningen. The awards are implemented in close cooperation with the European Commission and financially supported by Creative Europe.