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EBBA Awards – winners of 2014 European music awards

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EBBA TV Show presented by BBC-legend Jools Holland will be available live for free to any interested, Janurary 15. 2014, 6PM CET


The Icelandic 21 year old singer-songwriter Ásgeir gets EBBA Awards 2014.

Today, January 15. 2014 6PM CET the winners of the EBBA Awards 2014 (European Border Breakers Awards) will receive their awards in a ceremony hosted by TV personality and musician Jools Holland at the Eurosonic Noorderslag festival in Groningen, Netherlands.

The ceremony – including performances by all or most of the winning acts – will be streamed live via YouTube and broadcast by Dutch National Television (NTR), as well as other European TV channels and radio stations.

The winners of the 2014 EBBA Awards are:

To be eligible for the awards, the artists must have achieved border-breaking success with their first international release in Europe between 1 August 2012 and 31 July 2013. The winners are selected by market analyst Nielsen Music Control on the basis of sales and broadcast frequency, as well as votes cast by European Broadcasting Union radio stations and music festivals supporting the European Talent Exchange Programme.

One of the winners will receive a Public Choice Award based on votes cast from 1 November to 20 December on the EBBA Awards website. Up to 15 voters will be invited to the award ceremony: each will be able to bring a friend and the prize includes their flight and hotel costs.

Background of EBBA

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 Of Monsters and Men (Iceland), AdeleThe BaseballsThe DøKT TunstallTokio Hotel, The Ting Tings,Lykke LiThe ScriptMilowKatie MeluaMumford and SonsSwedish House Mafia and Caro Emerald.

Now in their eleventh year, the awards are funded by the EU Culture Programme and organised 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 the European Music Office.

Eurosonic Noorderslag is Europe’s biggest music conference and showcase festival, aiming to boost European acts. Eurosonic Noorderslag also organises the European Talent Exchange Programme (ETEP), which helps ensure that hot new talents in Europe are on the bill at major European music festivals.

In cultural terms, Europe is a fragmented market with many small countries and a large number of languages. As a consequence, it is often difficult for artists to work internationally and achieve sales success across borders. The EBBA Awards seek to help artists overcome these obstacles.

The European music industry makes a significant contribution to growth and jobs, as part of the cultural and creative sectors which provide jobs for more than 8 million people in the EU and up to 4.5% of 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.

In January 2014, the Commission will launch Creative Europe, its new funding programme for the cultural and creative sectors. It aims to strengthen the international competitiveness of the sectors and to promote cultural diversity. It is envisaged that the new programme will have a total budget of €1.46 billion[1] in 2014-2020. This represents a 9% increase compared with current funding levels.

[1] €1.46 billion taking account of estimated inflation. This is the equivalent of €1.3 billion in ‘fixed’ 2011 prices.

For more information

Website of the awards:
YouTube live stream:
Creative Europe:
European Commission:


Ásgeir Trausti Einarsson


Not many people write history, but Ásgeir did. At least in his native Iceland, where this 21 year old singer-songwriter saw his debut album Dýrð í dauðaþögn shatter record sales to become the best selling Icelandic debut album ever.

With a triple platinum album, he sold more records than the debut albums of fellow Icelanders The Sugarcubes, Emiliana Torrini, Björk and Sigur Rós.

Impressed by the sheer quality of Ásgeirs folktronica songs, John Grant offered to translate the Icelandic lyrics (written by the 72 year old father of Ásgeir, a poet) to English and asked him as support for his UK tour.

The English version of Dýrð í dauðaþögn was released in October as ‘In The Silence’ and saw Ásgeir tour Europe.

Watch the video below where Ásgeir sing his song ‘King and Cross’ from


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