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BBC Introducing and PRS for Music Foundation head to CMJ 2015

Rachel Holmberg

Editor of BBC Music Introducing

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Tonight, Huw Stephens announced the line-up for the BBC Introducing & PRS for Music Foundation showcase at CMJ Music Marathon in New York.

CMJ Music Marathon is celebrating its 35th year as a platform for the discovery of new music. The festival spreads across venues in New York City from 13th to 17th October and has previously welcomed the likes of Bombay Bicycle Club, Bear’s Den, The Horrors and Courtney Barnett to their line-up.

For the first time ever, in partnership with PRS for Music Foundation, BBC Introducing will head out to New York to host a showcase as part of the prestigious music festival. This will take place at Rough Trade NYC on Thursday 15th October.

Since first sending their music to us via the BBC Introducing Uploader, each of these acts have stood out as star-quality emerging talent in the UK music scene. These artists are the best from our BBC Introducing festival stages this summer, as curated by Huw Stephens – who I’m very excited to say will also be joining us on the trip next month!

So… here they are! Our fantastic five…

Clean Cut Kid

Pretty Vicious


The Big Moon

The Jacques

We are delighted to be working in partnership with PRS for Music Foundation once again on another unique opportunity for BBC Introducing acts; following the success of SXSW in Austin and Montreal Jazz Festival earlier on this year. PRS for Music Foundation leads the way in funding UK talent development, with a wide range of programmes and partnerships. You can find out all about them here.

If you're not in New York for CMJ do not fear. We will be bringing CMJ to you - with exclusive video highligths of every act up online the following week as well as Huw Stephens bringing you all his highlights during his Radio 1 show from Monday 19th October.

In the meantime, if you are a new artist in the UK and want to share your music with BBC Introducing, or you just want to find out a bit more about what we’re up to check out the BBC Introducing site, Facebook and Twitter for more information.

The BBC Introducing & PRS for Music Foundation CMJ showcase will take place on Thursday 15th October, at Rough Trade NYC (doors 7PM EST).

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