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Published on December 1st, 2017 | by Alan Cross


The BBC Releases Its Annual “Sound Of” Longlist

Every year around this time, the big music brains at the BBC come out with a list of up-and-coming artists they believe have a real shot at breaking through in the next twelve months. Their track record is pretty good, too, because in the past they’ve predicted the rise of people like Frank Ocean and Adele.

You might want to spend the weekend doing some research on these sixteen names.

Billie Eilish
Jade Bird
Lewis Capaldi
Nilüfer Yanya
Pale Waves
Rex Orange County
Sam Fender
Tom Walker
Yxng Bane

My pick? Jade Bird. She’s signed to Glassnote and has “star” written all over here.

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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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