XA Nominees 2021

11. August 2021
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These are the nominees for the Export Award at Waves Festival 2021:

  • Cloud Cloud
  • Downers & Milk
  • Earl Mobley
  • Florence Arman
  • Lisa Pac
  • Takeshi’s Cashew

Here is a playlist with the most recognized music videos of the nominees.

Each act will be performing a 45 minutes set at the festival. Eight international and national judges from a pool of promoters, bookers and music journalists will evaluate the performances. The act with the highest score receives the XA award, price money of 3.500 Euro and the promise of support from Austrian Music Export, FM4, Federal Ministry of Art, Culture, Public Service and Sport and Waves Festival for the following year, including the integration at partner-festivals and showcases.

The award was initiated by Waves Vienna in 2017 and is a cooperation between mica – music austriaAustrian Music ExportAustro Mechana/SKE FondsRadio 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.

All winners and nominees of the past XA Awards can be found here.

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