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Last Updated: Friday, 7 January, 2005, 07:51 GMT
Sound of 2005: The pundits
The results of the Sound of 2005 survey to find the best new music talent have been published. More than 100 influential and impartial music experts gave their tips for acts to watch in the next 12 months. They were:

  • 3Style - Galaxy Radio DJ
  • Ian Abraham - The Fly magazine Ones to Watch editor
  • John Aizlewood - Evening Standard
  • Luke Bainbridge - Observer Music Monthly
  • Richard Banks - BBC.co.uk music
  • Angus Batey - The Times, Mojo, Q, Hip-Hop Connection
  • Riki Bleau - Channel U head of music
  • Chris Blenkarn - Touch magazine
  • Leyton Bracegirdle - Capital FM music scheduler
  • Keith Cameron - Mojo/freelance
  • Jamie Caring - MTV Networks Europe vice president, talent and music
  • Lewis Carnie - BBC Radio 2 head of live music, events and talent
  • Gennaro Castaldo - HMV
  • Dave Castell - Tiscali.co.uk music
  • Ben Chadwick - In the City festival
  • Martin Clark - Knowledge, Undercover, Touch, Rip & Burn magazines
  • Gideon Coe - BBC 6Music DJ
  • Hattie Collins - The Guardian, i-D
  • Paul Connolly - The Times
  • Fearne Cotton - Top of the Pops presenter
  • Julie Cullen - BBC 6Music
  • James Curran - Virgin Radio executive producer
  • Toussaint Davy - Tense magazine editor
  • Tom Dunmore - Rip and Burn magazine editor
  • Victoria Durham - Rock Sound magazine reviews editor
  • John Earls - Teletext
  • Emily Eavis - Glastonbury festival
  • Kitty Empire - The Observer
  • George Ergatoudis - BBC 1Xtra music manager
  • Matt Everitt - Xfm music news editor
  • Rob Fearn - Q magazine features editor
  • Emma Feline - DJ and Tense magazine
  • Chantelle Fiddy - Specialist underground writer
  • Jane Gazzo - BBC 6Music DJ
  • Gareth Grundy - Q magazine
  • Sean Hamilton - The Sun
  • Nigel Harding - Xfm head of music
  • Andrew Harrison - Word magazine
  • Chris Hawkins - BBC 6Music chart host
  • Si Hawkins - URB magazine
  • Daniel Heaf - BBC 1Xtra online editor
  • Jamie Hibbard - Metal Hammer magazine editor
  • Alison Howe - Later with Jools Holland producer
  • Patrick Humphries - Sunday Express, Record Collector, BBC Radio 2 and 6Music
  • Chris Ingham - Metal Hammer, Classic Rock magazines publisher
  • Ruth Jamieson - Observer Music Monthly
  • Steve Jelbert - The Times, The Independent
  • Alex Jones-Donnelly - BBC Radio 1 head of music
  • John Kennedy - Xfm DJ
  • Jordan Kensington - Invincible magazine and radio editor-in-chief
  • Ted Kessler - Q magazine reviews editor
  • Bob Killbourn - Blues and Soul magazine editor
  • Christian Koch - Smash Hits
  • Lauren Laverne - Xfm DJ
  • Derren Lawford - BBC 1Xtra
  • Owen Lawrence - Music Week new releases editor
  • Alastair Lee - BBC.co.uk Collective
  • Luke Lewis - Kerrang! magazine Rated editor
  • Caspar Llewellyn Smith - Observer Music Monthly editor
  • Cath Lovesey - T4 and 4Music assistant editor
  • Malcolm Mackenzie - Top of the Pops magazine
  • Colin Martin - BBC Radio 2 music editor
  • Neil McCallum - T4 and 4Music commissioning editor
  • Neil McCormick - Daily Telegraph
  • William McGillivray - MTV UK & Ireland music editor
  • Vic McGlynn - BBC 6Music DJ
  • Conor McNicholas - NME editor
  • Malik Meer - NME assistant editor
  • David Mogendorff - MTV2 artist relations
  • Trevor Nelson - BBC Radio 1 and MTV presenter
  • Tim Noakes - Dazed and Confused music editor
  • Michael Osborn - BBC Ceefax
  • Greg Parmley - The Hit Sheet
  • Ray Paul - BBC 1Xtra executive producer, specialist and live music
  • Steve Perkins - Top of the Pops
  • Pierre Perone - The Independent
  • Tim Perry - The Independent
  • James Poletti - Launch UK editor
  • Simon Price - Independent on Sunday
  • Andy Puleston - BBC.co.uk music
  • Mark Radcliffe - BBC Radio 2 DJ
  • Paul Rees - Q magazine editor
  • Gavin Reeve - Popworld editorial director
  • Marc Riley - BBC 6Music DJ
  • James Roberts - Music Week A&R editor
  • Peter Robinson - NME, Observer Music Monthly, Popjustice.com
  • Henrietta Roussoulis - Independent on Sunday
  • Scott Rowley - Classic Rock editor-in-chief
  • Darren Sadler - Rock Sound magazine
  • Mark Sadler - MTV UK & Ireland head of music programming
  • Chris Salmon - Time Out music editor
  • Phil Saxe - In the City festival
  • Paul Scaife - Record of the Day industry newsletter
  • Ajax Scott - Music Week magazine publisher
  • Victoria Segal - Freelance
  • Paul Sexton - Financial Times, The Times, Sunday Express, Billboard, Scotland on Sunday
  • Eva Simpson - Daily Mirror 3AM
  • Elle Small - F magazine music editor, Touch, Blues & Soul, Rip & Burn, Mixmag
  • David Smyth - Evening Standard
  • Mark Sutherland - BBC 6Music
  • Dan Tallis - BBC.co.uk music
  • Darren Taylor - Rock Sound magazine editor
  • Joe Taylor - Record of the Day
  • Jody Thompson - BBC 6Music
  • Herman Verkade - Charts Plus website
  • Lisa Verrico - The Times
  • Verity Watts - BBC 6Music
  • Nigel Williamson - The Times
  • Stuart Winterton - MTV UK talent & artist relations
  • Reggie Yates - Top of the Pops presenter




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