These are the winners of 2023!

Jan 19 / 2023

Schmyt (Germany), July Jones (Slovenia), Oska (Austria), Kids Return (France), and Queralt Lahoz (Spain) are the winners of the Music Moves Europe Awards 2023. The prestigious Grand Jury Prize was awarded to Sans Soucis (Italy) and the Public Choice award was won by Jerry Heil (Ukraine).

The Music Moves Europe Awards are organised by ESNS and Reeperbahn Festival, supported by Liveurope, Yourope, Live DMA, IMPALA, Digital Music Europe, ICMP-CIEM, International Music Managers Forum (IMMF) and European Music Exporters Exchange (EMEE). 

Quotes from the jury report: 

“Sans Soucis is an unique artist with a unique sound and something to say. Really love this artist. Something really special here. She wins the MME Grand Jury Prize”

“Schmyt is putting himself right in the mix with his emotional, down tempo electro pop. I was impressed with his talent.”

July Jones is about as “fresh and current” as you can get, mixing pop, hip-hop beats, polished production and songs that are statements about personal identity.”

“The international potential is there, Oska has a lovely voice, something very sweet about it.”

"I love soft, soulful, psychedelic rock sound of Kids Return. It is timeless and new at the same time!  Fresh! 

“Great international potential! Queralt Lahoz’ vocals are slick. Cool vibe in general. Love her attitude and energy that’s being brought in each track.”

Prize package
Out of 15 nominees, five Music Moves Europe Award winners will receive €10,000 each. The winner of the Grand Jury Award will receive €10.000 and a green touring voucher worth €5,000. The winner of the Public Choice Award will receive €5,000, and a Deezer session. All fifteen nominees were invited for the education programme, with best practices in the music industry to strengthen their knowledge for their careers.