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Alexia Laroche Joubert

Banijay
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Best known French TV producer, Alexia Laroche-Jourbert's had so far a remarkable career. She is the Production Manager of many TV shows among the most popular adaptations: Big Brother, Popstar, Star Academy... that were all extraordinary successful. Now Global VP of Banijay, she's one of the most influent producers of music TV programs. She will know how to select the best artists in Europe. Because that's her thing.
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Morvan Boury

Le Nouvel Observateur
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Producer, Manager, Journalist, Marketing Director… Morvan Boury is a benchmark in everything he does in the Music and Media industries. As EMI ex-Europe VP and labels Manager (Mute, Virgin...), he worked with many famous artists such as Daft Punk, M83, Moby, Depeche Mode, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds... Now Digital Marketing Director of Le Nouvel Observateur group, Morvan represents the elite of high quality music journalism.
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China Moses

Artist/Producer - TV Show Host (MTV, Canal+, ARTE)
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China Moses, daughter of Dee Dee Bridgewater and director Gilbert Moses, has been steeped in the atmosphere of the music and theatre industries as a child. Exceptionally gifted, she released her first single 'Time' in 1996, at the age of 16. The success of 'Time' success was followed by five amazing albums. If music is so important to China as an artist, she also made the choice to share her passion by appearing on music channels such as: MCM (1999-2001) and MTV France (2004-2011). Her voice will be indeed carefully heard when time of the Jury selection will come!

Mathieu Sibille

iConcerts

Nico Prat

Le Mouv

Helene Masanelli

Sony Music
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Christian Menez

Sony Music
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Like Helene Masanelli, Christian Menez is one of the most experience individual of our Jury. Being working for Sony Music Entertainment for the last 10 years, Christian is now Head of Marketing Services at Sony Music in charge of media buying, digital and consumer strategies. As you can imagine, he knows a thing or two about great artists, great productions and how to make them successful.
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Emeric Berco

Skyrock
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Young radio-star from Skyrock, N°1 Rap radio in France, Emeric Berco is the new voice in the music audiovisual landscape! His knowledge of new rap artists and new trends in street culture will give the Jury some kind of Street Spirit! Rap singers, your voice and your rimes will be heard by Emeric!
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Michele Marcolungo

Believe
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Michele is another record labels representative in the Jury, working now as Digital Promotion Manager at Believe Recordings. Having being promoting a lot of greats artists such as Breton, Moriarty, Flume & Chet Faker, Fat Boy Slim, Asgeir..., he will see who has got a real potential to become the overall EMC winner!

Benjamin Lemaire

Virgin Radio, Radio Neo, Le Transistor

Paul Mehlen

MCM

Gregoire Derubiana

Euronews
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Quentin Lechemia

My Band Market, EuroMusic Contest
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Quentin is the co-founder of the EuroMusic Contest and the CEO and founder of My Band Market, the first French platform for online booking. Having a strong experience in music industry, as an entrepreneur but also as an artist with his band Destronics, Quentin writes about music and new technologies for the last 5 years for various well-known websites or blogs (La Tribune, PresseCitron,MyBandNews...). He will be the voice of youth and emergent artists in our Jury!
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Virginie Berger

DBTH
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Virginie Berger is one of the top Music Marketing experts in France, with more than 15 years' experience. From 1998 to 2009, she held various senior roles at Microsoft and NRJ before she took part in the launch of MySpace in France as Head of Marketing and Content. She is also a regular guest lecturer appearing at numerous conventions and universities, as well as a speaker in many conferences all over the world (TED, Berklee, Midem, MaMA, Sorbonne, HEC, SMAC, San Francisco Music Tech,...). Now Founder and GM of her own music marketing agency, Don't Believe The Hype (DBTH), she will judge the bands' ability to promote themselves. Impressing her will be a hard task, so be creative!
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Kostas Kalimeri

Kostas Kalimeri
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Kostas is the manager of the Black Rock Studio (Greece), a combination of a luxury villa and a world class recording studio, located on the magnificent Greek island of Santorini.

Lucie Cherubin

Music PR

Ronan

Sourdoreille

Derek Robertson

Drowned in Sound
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Brian Boyd

The Irish Times
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Brian Boyd is a feature writer who besides penning the weekly music column for “The Ticket” has worked all across the Irish Times. His work has also appeared in many international newspapers and magazines. In broadcasting he contributes to the BBC, RTE, Today FM, Newstalk and many other radio stations both here and abroad. He has been served tea by Morrissey; Bono has cooked him lunch and he has sung karaoke with Eminem.
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Charles Gautier

Le Plus - NouvelObs
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Charles discusses music news on Le Plus - Nouvel Observateur for more than a year.
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Martin Guerber

Jamendo
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Being Jamendo's Community Manager for three years, Martin Guerber has a strong love for emergent artists. His career has been constructed around independent record labels (Side One Dummy Records, Radical Productions, Adeline Records, etc…) and Martin does his best to help independent music, as he is the friend of all amateur artists in Europe.

Eric

MetalOrgie

Yoann Kermet

ButWeHaveMusic

Sylvain Lemerle

WATM, Tsugi
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Amaury Martin

WATM
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Amaury Martin is the founder of We Are The Mascotte Network (WATM) which is a cultural platform gathering the Magazine, Club and Labs sites. WATM is one of the most respected and most followed music blogs in France. And let’s face it: when it comes to music, Amaury is an influent voice.
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Charles Cuba

ROUGH UK
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Cuba Charles is the Editor in Chied of ROUGH UK, A daily publication creating original content in Music, Art & Culture Voice of the youth, for the thinker, the individual and the creative.
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Martin

Discobelle
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Discobelle.net is a Swedish blog about music, the good one. They only publish single tracks, remixes and videos, so it's smooth and simple to discover their selection. Real indie music promoter, the collective always strongly suggests to support the artists making the music they post! All the tracks they post are either sent to them by the artists, djs, labels, PR-people or found by the Discobelle team on the Internet. So if your music is good and honest enough to attract their attention, then you a have a strong chance that Sweden knocks at your door! ;)

Arthur / Benjamin

Musique Chic

Philipp Carbotta

HEY (blog-webzine)

Bastien d'Abbadie

JeanPaulTarte Blog
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Calvin Dionnet

Iamconfused
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He created both his own cultural magazine (IAMCONFUSED.FR) & his own internet show where he interviews artists while drinking shots with them. This dude rocks!
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Boris Laplante

Voluume
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Boris Laplante is the founder of the music site Voluume.fr who was born in 2009. This unique site aims to highlight emerging artists in the indie scene, in treating music news. He threw himself in this crazy adventure keeping in mind to promote the artists who will makes headlines tomorrow. It is through the Web that he find many artists such as The XX, Lykke Li Metronomy or by highlighting on his website. His voice will be of great relevance and usefulness.
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Joshua Brill

Stamp The Wax
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Stamp The Wax began in the bedrooms of two music-obsessed students bored with their university courses in Bristol and Brighton. Founded on a love for the underground sounds of those two cities, along with emerging sounds worldwide, our mission statement has always been to promote that music with detailed, original and engaging content. Since 2011, Stamp The Wax has evolved from two to a team of over 40, covering a dynamic breadth of new music in the form of weekly mix tapes, DJ mixes, competitions, in-depth interviews, free music downloads, Stamp.TV acoustic sessions and our own unique parties.

Tom

GoldFlakePaint

Peter Krogholm

All Scandinavian

Paul Bridgewater

The Line Of Best Fit
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Josh

Dots & Dashes
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Dots & Dashes is a London-based editorial, independent music publication obsessed with both the upcoming and established music.
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Leigh Ecclestone

Just Music That I Like
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Leigh lives near London and loves music and gigs. Just Music That I like is therefore a one man appreciation of the music that she likes. If she likes what she hears then she ends up posting about it with the aim of nothing other than perhaps introducing some good music to others and helping the artists she likes.
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Patricia

Cast The Dice
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Started in 2010 as a fortnightly mixtape, Cast the Dice has evolved into a fully fledged music blog covering recent and upcoming releases. Cast the Dice is all about exploring and discovering new sounds and spreading the word everytime we fall in love with an artist or band. And when we really love someone, we invite them to curate our now monthly mixtape.

Neil

Music Like Dirt

Rob McComish

SoundBlob

Rob Knaggs

Shinny Shinny New
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Ian & Emma

Sleep in Music
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Sleep In Music was formed in Nov ‘11 to provide a passionate source for people to discover quality new and emerging music - as a live promotions team initially, then a blog, promoting promoted a number of live events hosting up and coming bands such as: Crushed Beaks, Shinies, Pet, Camp Stag, Bong Idle, Holy Esque, Lungs, Akiine, God Damn and Weirds. Ian has written articles for the likes of DIY ,The Quietus & NME. He also manages dream-pop act Akiine. Emma has also written for The 405, DIY and Middle Boop Mag and makes lovely records for bands at Key Production.
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Kev

The Sound Of Confusion
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The Sound of Confusion aims to promote the best new bands, songs and albums the collective finds among videos, streams and free downloads. All MP3s are external links to reputable music sites, band pages or tracks they have been given permission to upload. If you like what you hear, The Sound of Confusion requests you to support the artists. Links to purchase the music they feature are at the bottom of each post.
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Timothy

Front Stage Music
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FrontStageMusic is an independent music website offering album reviews, concert reviews and the latest videos from all over the world. With kick-ass interviews once in a while, regular their FSM Favorites and the necessary free downloads, the FSM team transforms their love for music into bite sized articles. They don't only cover the bands that you already know and love, but also up and coming un-signed bands and artists. They're based in London, although they have more writers in Stockholm than London...

John

Flux