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Last Updated: Friday, 9 January, 2004, 13:00 GMT
Sound of 2004: The pundits
BBC News Online has published the results of its Sound of 2004 survey to find the best new talent in music.

About 60 impartial music experts gave their tips for acts to watch in the next 12 months. They were:

  • Sean Adams - Drowned in Sound website
  • Imran Ahmed - NME Radar editor
  • John Aizlewood - Evening Standard
  • Jason Arnopp - metal journalist
  • Luke Bainbridge - Observer Music Monthly
  • Shurwin Beckford - MTV Base channel manager
  • Tom Bishop - BBC Ceefax
  • Chris Blenkarn - Touch magazine
  • Genarro Castaldo - HMV
  • Martin Clark - Knowledge, Deuce and Mixmag magazines
  • Hattie Collins - Tense magazine
  • James Curran - Virgin Radio executive producer
  • Mike Davies - BBC Radio 1 DJ
  • Toussaint Davy - Tense magazine editor
  • Niall Doherty - The Fly magazine
  • John Earls - Teletext
  • Kitty Empire - The Observer
  • George Ergatoudis - BBC 1Xtra music manager
  • Chantelle Fiddy - Deuce magazine
  • Simon Hawkins - Deuce magazine
  • Daniel Heaf - BBC 1Xtra online editor
  • Chris Heard - BBC News Online
  • Steve Jelbert - The Times and The Independent
  • Alex Jones-Donnelly - BBC Radio 1 head of music
  • John Kennedy - Xfm DJ
  • Paul Kramer - The Hit Sheet (industry journal)
  • Steve Lamacq - BBC Radio 1 and 6 Music DJ
  • Derren Lawford - BBC 1Xtra
  • Annabel Leathes - Top of the Pops
  • William McGillivray - MTV2 channel manager
  • Malcolm Mackenzie - Top of the Pops magazine
  • Conor McNicholas - NME editor
  • Colin Martin - BBC Radio 2 executive producer, music
  • Iain Moffat - Playlouder website
  • Tim Noakes - Dazed and Confused music editor
  • Adie Nunn - Drowned in Sound
  • Michael Osborn - BBC Ceefax
  • Nigel Packer - BBC Ceefax
  • Lali Parikh - Virgin Radio
  • Greg Parmley - The Hit Sheet editor
  • Colin Paterson - BBC Three Liquid News
  • Ray Paul - BBC 1Xtra executive producer
  • Ben Perreau - Virgin Radio online music editor
  • Tim Perry - The Independent
  • James Poletti - Dotmusic website editor
  • Paul Rees - Q magazine editor
  • Peter Robinson - NME and Guardian
  • Paul Scaife - Record of the Day (industry newsletter)
  • Ajax Scott - Music Week editor-in-chief
  • Sam Shentob - Association of Independent Music
  • Dan Silver - Bang magazine editor
  • Lisa Smosarski - Smash Hits editor
  • David Smyth - Evening Standard
  • Dan Tallis - BBCi Music
  • Darren Taylor - Rock Sound magazine editor
  • Joe Taylor - Record of the Day
  • Lee Thompson - The Box TV channel
  • Herman Verkade - Charts Plus website
  • Matthew Walton - BBCi Collective




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