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Music – ‘Of Monsters and Men’ EBBA winner 2013

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Music festival of EBBA 2013 – Of Monsters and Men among 10 winners


European Border Breaker Award Logo 2013

The winners of the 2013 European Border Breakers Awards (EBBA), highlighting the best new music acts in Europe which have achieved cross-border chart success, were honoured  this evening (January 9, 2013) at the Eurosonic Noorderslag festival at Groningen in The Netherlands.

The biggest winners of the night were French DJ collective C2C,  who scooped the public choice award, which was announced live during  the ceremony following an online vote to select the ‘best of the best’. A four-time winner of the World DJ Championships, C2C mix jazz, soul, blues, electro and hip-hop. Originating from Nantes, the group is  comprised of four DJs – 20Syl, Greem, Pfel and Atom. Their No1 debut album, Tetra, achieved platinum (100 000) sales in France and also charted in Belgium and Switzerland.

“My warmest congratulations go to C2C – I hope that the public choice EBBA will bring the group even more international acclaim and sales success”, said Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, after the announcement.

The award ceremony featured performances by C2C and six of the other ten winners of the 2013 European Border Breakers Awards: Nabiha (Denmark), Ewert and The Two Dragons (Estonia), French Films (Finland), Dope D.O.D. (Netherlands), Amor Electro (Portugal) and Juan  Zelada (Spain).

There were also performances by previous EBBA winners: Saybia, Alphabeat and Katie Melua.

Of Monsters and Men (Iceland), Niki and the Dove (Sweden) and Emeli Sandé (United Kingdom) sent video messages.

Hosted by British TV presenter-bandleader Jools Holland and Dutch singer-actress Birgit Schuurman, the event will be broadcast throughout Europe in the coming weeks.

The winners of the 2013 awards are:

Ewert and The Two Dragons
French Films
Emeli Sandé
(Great Britain)
Of Monsters and Men
Dope D.O.D.
Amor Electro
Juan Zelada
Niki and the Dove
The winners of the 2013 European Border Breakers Awards in European pop music.

The Music Award of EBBA

Music is a universal language that touches billions of people, regardless of age or background. Our winners have all succeeded in reaching out to audiences beyond their home country through their talent and energy. I hope the awards will inspire other artists to take their music beyond their national borders and break into new markets”, said Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth.

To be eligible for the awards, the artists must have enjoyed border-­breaking success with their first international release in Europe between 1 August 2011 and 31 July 2012. The winners are selected by music market analyst Nielsen Music Control on the basis of record sales and broadcast frequency and according to votes by European Broadcasting Union (EBU) radio stations and festivals participating in the European Talent Exchange Program (ETEP).

Every year the European Border Breakers Awards (EBBA) recognize the success of ten emerging artists or groups who reached audiences outside their own countries with their first internationally released album in the past year. Winners of the ‘EBBA Awards‘ include Adele, The Baseballs, The Dø, KT Tunstall, Tokio Hotel, The Ting Tings, Lykke Li, The Script, Milow, Katie Melua, Mumford and Sons, Swedish House Mafia and Caro Emerald.

Now in their tenth year, the awards are funded by the EU Culture Programme and organized by Eurosonic Noorderslag, in partnership with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). The awards are supported by Buma Cultuur, SNN, Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, Province of Groningen, City of Groningen and European Music Office.

Eurosonic Noorderslag is Europe’s most important music conference and showcase festival, aiming to encourage circulation of European music. Eurosonic Noorderslag also is the organization of the European Talent Exchange Program (ETEP).

The ETEP boosts circulation of talented European artists among a network of European summer festivals. It creates opportunities for professionals in the European music business and ultimately contributes to the development of the European music industry.

The artists or groups nominated for the European Border Breakers Awards are selected on the basis of the following criteria:

  • The success of the first international release in European countries other than the home territory of the artist in the past year.
  • Radio airplay given to an artist by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) radio channels.
  • The artist’s success at European festivals (ETEP) outside of his/her home country.

The European music industry makes an important contribution to growth and jobs, accounting for a significant part of cultural and creative industries, which provide quality jobs for up to 8.5 million people in the EU and contribute up to 4.5% to Europe’s GDP.

The total value of the EU recorded music market is around € 6 billion a year. The European recorded music market presents around a fifth of the total music market which is worth close to € 30 billion.

Of Monsters and Men

We have won an EBBA Award! Such an amazing honor! Thank you for including us in such a great group of artists!” announced the Monsters on their website 19.10.2012. Yeah, this is a great honor for the kids and will help them in coming years.

Watch the video below where the Monsters describe their music events by a great year 2012 in their lives to EBBA audience tonight.

You can visit the official website for ‘Of Monsters and Men’ from here:

‘Of Monsters and Men’ – Facebook

If you want to buy their Album: ‘My Head Is an Animal’ please click on the link below.

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You can also listen of music sampler from the album below.



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