XA – Export Award

The award was initiated by Waves Vienna in 2017 and is a cooperation between mica – music austria, Austrian Music Export, Austro Mechana/SKE Fonds, Radio FM4 and Waves Vienna.

The aim is to support Austrian artists at an early stage of their career and help them after establishing a national basis to make the step out of Austria to an international level.

From 2019 on seven acts from the long list of Austrian artists performing at the Waves Vienna Festival are selected by a jury of experts to be nominees (2017 there were ten nominees and 2018 nine nominees) of the XA.

Four international and four national promoters, bookers and music journalists are invited to Waves Vienna and will judge the performance of the nominees during the festival in Vienna.

The winner of the XA receives 3.500 Euro as well as the promise of support from Austrian Music Export, FM4 and Waves Vienna for the following year, including integration at partner-festivals and showcases.

XA Nominees 2019

Keke
Good Wilson
Bernhard Eder
Anger (Winners 2019)
Elis Noa
Soia
Sketches On Duality

XA Nominees 2018

Dives (Winners 2018)
Viech
Kids N Cats
Dramas
Pressyes
Mickey
Like Elephants
Thirsty Eyes
Please Madame

XA Nominees 2017

Naked Cameo
Gospel Dating Service
Little Big Sea
At Pavillon
Ant Antic
Wandl
Tents
Cari Cari (Winners 2017)
Lea Santee
Nihils

XA Nominees 2019

XA Nominees 2018

XA Nominees 2017