ETEP Moves Europe: Looking back at 4,001 ETEP shows

ETEP 2019 to offer even more possibilities for emerging European Artists.

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With 483 shows by 161 acts at 122 festivals, ETEP has generated a record number of bookings for the fourth consecutive year. Top acts included Superorganism, Zeal&Ardor, Altin Gün, Sigrid and Tamino.

With 19 festival shows, this year’s highest scorer Superorganism managed to break the record number of shows that was previously held by SHAME last year. Eight new festivals, including Chinese event Clockenflap and Stereoleto in Russia will join the talent exchange programme in 2019, meaning that ETEP has expanded its geographical range even further.

ETEP 2018 Artist top 10:
Superorganism (gb) – 19 shows
Zeal & Ardor (ch) – 13 shows
Altin Gün (nl) – 10 shows
Sigrid (no) – 10 shows
Tamino (be) – 10 shows
Cari Cari (at) – 8 shows
Tshegue (fr) – 8 shows
Alma (fi) – 7 shows
Dermot Kennedy (ie) – 7 shows
Alice Merton (de) – 6 shows

ETEP 2018 Festival top 10:
Reeperbahn (de) – 33 ETEP acts
The Great Escape (gb) – 29 ETEP acts
Iceland Airwaves (is) – 16 ETEP acts
Waves Vienna (at) – 15 ETEP acts
Roskilde (dk) – 13 ETEP acts
Lowlands (nl) – 11 ETEP acts
Rock Werchter (be) – 11 ETEP acts
Tallinn Music Week (ee) – 11 ETEP acts
By:Larm (no) – 10 ETEP acts
Haldern Pop (de) – 9 ETEP acts

View the full ETEP results via http://www.etep.nl/

ETEP 2019: even more possibilities!
We proudly welcome Clockenflap (cn), Kendal Calling (gb), Mad Cool festival (es), Rolling Stone Park (de), Stereoleto (ru), Truck Festival (gb), Wacken Open Air (de) Y Not Festival (gb) to ETEP in 2019, bringing us to a total of 128 ETEP festivals. Furthermore, we’d like to welcome our new partners: Czech Music Office, LaLa Slovak Music Export and Italia Music Export to the platform. By bringing them in to the ETEP family, ETEP further strengthens the opportunities for emerging European artists both inside and outside Europe.

Looking back at 4,001 ETEP shows
Since the start of the programme in 2003 ETEP has facilitated 4,001 shows by 1,445 acts in 34 countries, and we are very proud to have contributed to the careers of so many talented European acts. Many acts that received support from ETEP at the start of their careers have grown out to be very successful. Over the past 17 years, acts such as Agnes Obel, Ásgeir, Ben Howard, Benjamin Clementine, Calvin Harris, Franz Ferdinand, James Blake, MØ, Noisia, Selah Sue, The Editors, The Kooks, The XX, Within Temptation and Years & Years have greatly benefited from the support of the ETEP programme. More recently, acts such as Idles, Shame, Alma, Aurora and Dua Lipa played some of their first international shows with the support of the European Talent Exchange Programme.

We’re looking forward to seeing what the future brings, but one thing is set in stone: ETEP will continue to grow and offer even more artist great opportunities!

Superorganism performing at Eurosonic Noorderslag
About ETEP
The European Talent Exchange Programme (ETEP) was introduced in 2003 to stimulate the exchange of European artists across Europe. An initiative of ESNS, ETEP facilitates the bookings of European acts on European & international festivals outside their home countries and generates extensive media exposure for these artists in cooperation with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) public radio stations, the European export offices and national and international media. This way, ETEP aims to give a boost to the international careers of European artists and highlights the participating ETEP festivals.

Why is there a need to exchange European artists?
ETEP was implemented because of the great difficulties that European pop music experiences in international promotion and distribution. Historically, Anglo-American repertoire has been the main focus of professional music distribution and promotion. Despite its great diversity and quality, European music has lagged behind. Therefore, ETEP was initiated to stimulate cooperation on the cultural, business and media level in the European music industry in order to develop a solid network to promote, support, motivate and encourage the free flow of creative European music talent across the continent.

Pictures, quotes and videos can be found here https://etep.nl/etep-press/

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