The Music Moves Europe Award is a European music prize for emerging artists who represent the present and future.
The nominees were revealed last night at Linecheck Music Meeting & Festival opening event at BASE Milano in Italy, and the 15 awarded artists are:
Alina Pash (Ukraine), Anna (Italy), Balkan Taksim (Romania), Blanks (The Netherlands), Denise Chaila (Ireland), Дeva (Hungary), DORA (Spain), Francis of Delirium (Luxembourg), Friedberg (Austria), Jada (Denmark), Ladaniva (Armenia), Meskerem Mees (Belgium), Mezerg (France), Nenny (Portugal), and Zoe Wees (Germany).
Five artists will be selected as winners by an international jury and one artist wins the Grand Jury Prize. All winners will be revealed at the Music Moves Europe Awards ceremony at Eurosonic / ESNS in Groningen, the Netherlands on Thursday January 20, 2022.
A winner will be decided by a public vote and the winner is given the Public Choice Award 2022.
Last year’s winner was Ukrainian hip hop artist Alyona Alyona, who is now a member of the jury of the Music Moves Europe Awards for 2022.
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.
All 15 nominees are invited for a business education day, with best practices in the music industry, organised by ESNS and its partners; the live sector (Liveurope, Yourope and Live DMA), the recording industry (IMPALA and Digital Music Europe), the International Music Managers Forum (IMMF) The European Music Exporters Exchange (EMEE).
Meanwhile Denise Chaila is releasing a 5-track EP called This Is Not A Mixtape On Friday.