MTV Brand New for 2013 at The Forum

MTV and Emporio Armani Diamonds presented 10 hopeful acts last night at the launch gig for its ‘Brand New for 2013’ event. The reveal took place at The Forum, London and featured performances by DJ Fresh alongside Rascals and K Koke, MTV Brand New for 2013 nominees. Anna Bass was there. (29 Nov ’12)

The Forum drew enthusiastic crowds to the ticketed event which provided a platform for nine recently signed and one unsigned act championed by MTV for UK success in 2013. As nominees, all 10 MTV Brand New for 2013 artists will be given priority support across MTV’s on-air, on-the, ground and online platforms throughout 2013.

On 14 January 2013 public voting for the overall MTV Brand New for 2013 winner will commence, via brandnew.mtv.co.uk, and will be announced on 1 February 2013.

Two further 2013 gigs at The Forum, London on 21 & 22 January will mark the first stage of MTV’s support of its Brand New nominated artists.

“MTV has long been committed to promoting new music and artists and we’re proud to give a platform to the wealth of incredible music talent that continues to emerge from the UK market,” said Anna Karatziva, head of talent & music, MTV, Viacom International Media Networks UK & Ireland. “We’re proud that MTV Brand New alumni include Adele, Tinie Tempah, Conor Maynard and Labrinth and we look forward to supporting this year’s 10 nominees across 2013 and, we hope, beyond.”

Ebony Day, MTV Brand New for 2013’s unsigned nominee commented: “Winning MTV’s Brand New for 2013 Unsigned Competition is a dream come true! I’m so thankful to my fans for getting me here and I can’t wait to see what 2013 brings.”

Over 500 unsigned artists entered the MTV Brand New for 2013 before being put to a public vote. Over 30,000 unique votes were placed – double the number received in 2011 - whittling the entries down to a shortlist of 20 artists before MTV's in-house team of music experts decided on an overall winner.

Over the last 5 years, MTV Brand New has identified major international acts including Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and Ke$ha before debut release, while tipping leading UK artists including Tinie Tempah, Adele, Florence + The Machine, Ellie Goulding, Jessie J, Friendly Fires, White Lies, Wretch 32, Labrinth and last year’s winner, Conor Maynard.

The 2013 acts are:

Angel Haze


Ebony Day

Gabrielle Aplin


K Koke


Little Nikki


Tom Odell

For more see : www.mtv.co.uk/brandnew


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