- BBC - Sound of - 2012
The year's most promising new artists
The BBC Sound of 2012 list aims to highlight the most promising new music for the year ahead. The artists on the list were chosen by 184 UK-based tastemakers, who each named their favourite three new artists, with the top 15 artist making our longlist.
In early January we will reveal the top five and the Sound of 2012 winner. The tastemakers are experts in current and new music, whose tastes and decisions are regularly reflected in the media and are capable of setting the musical agenda and influencing audiences. Our panel is made up of newspaper and magazine editors and critics, producers and presenters from music radio and televison, website editors and respected bloggers. All full list of this year's tastemakers is available on our Pundits page
The panel have chosen their favourite three new acts, in order of preference. The criteria given to participants when choosing artists were:
The top five will be ranked and revealed in reverse order in the week commencing 3 January 2012, with one act named each day until the winner is unveiled on 7 January.
The BBC Sound of list is now in its tenth year, check out our archive section to find out more about the previous lists: Sound of: Archive
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