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(formerly ETEP – European Talent Exchange Programme)

YOUROPE is a founding partner of the European Talent Exchange Programme.

The European Talent Exchange Programme (ETEP) is an initiative of the Eurosonic Noorderslag (ESNS) Foundation to stimulate the circulation of European repertoire on festivals, radio, and in the media in Europe. In 2021, the name was changed to ESNS Exchange. Together with 130 major music festivals from both inside and outside of Europe, 27 European public radio stations united in the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and supported by the international music press, we help emerging European artists to cross borders and build international careers.

Over the years, the programme has made an impeccable impact. To date, the project has supported 2,145 European artists hailing from 35 countries, enabling them to perform at an impressive 5,288 shows across 187 partner festivals in 44 countries. With 483 shows on 122 festivals by 161 European artists, the programme generated a record-breaking number of shows in 2018.

The programme and its partners and supporters – like the European CommissionSena Performers, and Buma Cultuur – play an essential part in the European festival industry. Also in the network included are European export offices, which, together with Eurosonic Noorderslag and YOUROPE, create a link between the programme and festivals across Europe.

In previous years, acts like Ásgeir, Aurora, Benjamin Clementine, Birth of Joy, Coely, Dua Lipa, Editors, Ewert and the Two Dragons, Hozier, Ibeyi, Jaakko Eino Kalevi, Jungle, MØ, Milky Chance, Phoenix, Seinabo Sey, SOAK, The XX, Vök, Years & Years played at a lot of festivals, kick-starting their European careers with help from the ETEP programme.

More Information: https://esns-exchange.eu/


Ilona Deuring