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Last Updated: Friday, 6 January 2006, 07:47 GMT
Sound of 2006: The pundits
The results of the BBC News website's Sound of 2006 survey to find the best new music have been published. More than 100 influential and impartial music experts gave their favourite new acts. They were:

  • 3Style - Galaxy Radio DJ
  • Jeremy Abbott - i-D magazine
  • Ewan Adams - Undercover magazine
  • Imran Ahmed - BBC Radio 1, NME
  • John Aizlewood - Evening Standard, Q magazine
  • Asha - Choice FM DJ
  • Martin Aston - Mojo, The Times
  • Twin B - BBC 1Xtra DJ
  • David Bennun - Mail on Sunday
  • Chris Blenkarn - Touch magazine
  • Jenny Bulley - Mojo magazine
  • Dan Cairns - Sunday Times
  • Jamie Caring - MTV Networks Europe vice president, talent and music
  • Gennaro Castaldo - HMV
  • Mardi Caught - MTV Networks UK & Ireland director of talent and artist relations
  • Stuart Clarke - Music Week magazine talent editor
  • Gideon Coe - BBC 6Music DJ
  • Hattie Collins - RWD magazine editor
  • Andy Cowan - Hip-Hop Connection magazine editor
  • Crissy Cris - BBC Radio 1 DJ
  • James Curran - Virgin Radio head of music
  • Rob Da Bank - BBC Radio 1 DJ
  • Toussaint Davy - Urban music expert
  • Andi Durrant - Galaxy Radio specialist presenter
  • John Earls - Teletext
  • Emily Eavis - Glastonbury festival
  • Ian Eddy - Smash Hits magazine
  • Kitty Empire - The Observer
  • Russ Evans - Heart 106.2 senior head of music
  • Rob Fearn - Q magazine
  • Chantelle Fiddy - i-D, Touch and RWD magazines
  • Simon Frith - Mercury Music Prize chairman
  • Maurice Gallagher - GMTV head of showbusiness
  • Ben Gilbert - Yahoo! Music editorial
  • Gareth Grundy - Q magazine
  • Lynsey Hanley - The Observer, Word magazine
  • Nigel Harding - Xfm head of music
  • Chris Hawkins - BBC 6Music DJ
  • Si Hawkins - Urb magazine, Metro
  • Daniel Heaf - BBC Radio 1 interactive editor
  • Mary Anne Hobbes - BBC Radio 1 DJ
  • Alison Howe - Later with Jools Holland producer
  • Lara Hutcheson - Top of the Pops magazine
  • Colin Irwin - Mojo, fRoots, Mercury Music Prize judge
  • Saj Ismael - Touch magazine
  • Dean Jackson - BBC Radio Nottingham, Mercury Music Prize judge
  • Sarita Jagpal - BBC Radio 1 music executive
  • Andrew Jeffries - Kiss 100 programme director
  • George Kay - Choice FM DJ
  • John Kennedy - Xfm DJ
  • Jordan Kensington - Invincible Media
  • Ras Kwame - BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra DJ
  • John Lewis - Time Out magazine, Mercury Music Prize judge
  • Alexia Loundras - The Independent, Mercury Music Prize judge
  • Martin Lowde - Popworld chief executive
  • Laura Lukanz - BBC 1Xtra music co-ordinator
  • Colin Martin - BBC Radio 2 head of music
  • Sheena Mason - Capital Radio head of music
  • Neil McCallum - Channel 4 entertainment
  • Neil McCormick - The Daily Telegraph
  • Wayne C McDonald - Galaxy Radio DJ
  • William McGillivray - MTV new music editor
  • Craig McLean - Daily Telegraph, Observer Magazine, Word magazine
  • James McNair - The Independent/Mojo magazine
  • Conor McNicholas - NME editor
  • Malik Meer - NME
  • Dan Melia - Gigwise new bands editor
  • Iain Moffat - Playlouder, Rock Sound
  • David Mogendorff - MTV UK talent & artist relations
  • Ralph Moore - Mixmag magazine
  • Joe Mott - Daily Star
  • Chris Mugan - The Independent, freelance
  • Garry Mulholland - Observer Music Monthly, Q magazine, Evening Standard
  • Krissi Murison - NME new bands editor
  • Annie Nightingale - BBC Radio 1 DJ
  • Nihal - BBC Radio 1 DJ
  • Johny P - CD:UK presenter
  • Andre Paine - BBC 6 Music, Evening Standard
  • Pete Paphides - The Times chief rock critic
  • Des Paul - Choice FM head of music
  • Ray Paul - BBC 1Xtra executive producer, programming, live music & events
  • Dom Philips - Heat magazine, Guardian, Independent on Sunday
  • Paul Rees - Q magazine editor
  • Simmy Richman - Independent on Sunday
  • Peter Robinson - Popjustice.com, NME, Observer Music Monthly
  • Mark Sadler - MTV UK & Ireland vice president of music programming
  • Chris Salmon - Time Out music editor
  • Mango Saul - Smash Hits magazine
  • Paul Scaife - Record of the Day industry newsletter
  • Ajax Scott - Music Week magazine publisher
  • Rachel Seagrave - GCap Media music scheduler
  • Semtex - BBC 1Xtra DJ
  • Dave Simpson - The Guardian
  • David Smyth - Evening Standard
  • Huw Stephens - BBC Radio 1 DJ
  • Phil Stocker - BBC Radio 1 chart show producer
  • Caroline Sullivan - The Guardian
  • Jacqui Swift - The Sun
  • Amina Taylor - BBC London, The Guardian, BBC Five Live
  • Tim Vernon - Virgin Radio Razor Cuts producer
  • Lisa Verrico - The Times
  • Dave VJ - Choice FM DJ
  • Danny Walker - RWD magazine
  • Nigel Williamson - The Times
  • Stuart Winterton - MTV UK talent & artist relations




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