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Last Updated: Tuesday, 2 January 2007, 11:17 GMT
Sound of 2007: The pundits
The BBC News website's Sound of 2007 survey has canvassed more than 130 influential and impartial music critics and broadcasters to find their favourite new acts. The pundits were:

  • 3Style - Galaxy Radio DJ
  • Jeremy Abbott - i-D magazine
  • Mark Adams - Emap TV head of music
  • Imran Ahmed - BBC 6 Music, NME
  • John Aizlewood - Evening Standard, Q magazine
  • Lucy Ambache - Choice FM DJ
  • Kirk Anthony - Choice FM head of music
  • Martin Aston - Mojo, The Times
  • Michael Baggs - HM-PJ (Popjustice, Holy Moly, Channel 4 Music)
  • David Balfour - Record of the Day industry newsletter
  • Lewis Carnie - BBC Radio 2 head of live music, events and talent
  • Mike Cass - Galaxy Radio programming director
  • Tim Chester - NME
  • Jeremy Chick - Subba-cultcha.com editor
  • Stuart Clarke - Music Week magazine talent editor
  • Gideon Coe - BBC 6 Music DJ
  • Hattie Collins - RWD magazine editor, i-D magazine, freelance
  • Robert Collins - Playmusic features editor
  • Ben Cooper - BBC Radio 1 head of programmes
  • Andy Cowan - Hip-Hop Connection magazine editor
  • James Cowdrey - BBC Collective music editor
  • James Curran - Virgin Radio head of music
  • Rob Da Bank - BBC Radio 1 DJ
  • Stephen Dalton - The Times, Uncut
  • Sarah Darling - Xfm DJ
  • Diggz - Galaxy Radio DJ
  • Niall Doherty - The Fly magazine
  • Andi Durrant - Galaxy Radio DJ
  • John Earls - Teletext
  • Emily Eavis - Glastonbury festival
  • Matilda Egere-Cooper - The Independent, Blues & Soul magazine
  • Priya Elan - NME
  • Kitty Empire - The Observer
  • George Ergatoudis - BBC Radio 1 head of music
  • Rob Fearn - Q magazine
  • Chantelle Fiddy - Dummy, i-D, Mixmag, RWD
  • Mark Findlay - GCap Media's The One Network head of music
  • Jon Fletcher - New.noise.net live editor
  • James Foley - Record of the Day music editor
  • Maurice Gallagher - GMTV head of showbusiness
  • Stewart Gardiner - Plan B magazine
  • Anthony Gay - Rock FM Preston programme director
  • Ben Gilbert - Yahoo! Music editorial
  • Paul Gillies - Capital Radio DJ
  • Chris Goodman - Sunday Express
  • Phoebe Greenwood - The Times rock & pop editor
  • Gareth Grundy - Q magazine
  • Laurence Guest - Kerrang! Radio
  • Bill H - Notion magazine editor-in-chief
  • Nigel Harding - BBC Radio 1 music producer
  • Simon Harper - Clash magazine editor
  • Andrew Harrison - Mixmag editor
  • Laila Hassani - New-noise.net editor
  • Si Hawkins - Urb magazine, Metro
  • Jamie Hibbard - Metal Hammer editor
  • Mark Hooper - HM-PJ editor
  • 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 policy executive
  • James Jam - NME
  • Steve Jelbert - The Times
  • Allan Jones - Uncut magazine editor
  • Tim Jonze - The Guardian, NME, i-D, Uncut
  • Anna Karatziva - MTV label director, talent and music
  • Tim Kash - MTV presenter
  • John Kennedy - Xfm DJ
  • Ted Kessler - Q magazine reviews editor
  • Paul Kramer - The Hit Sheet
  • Ras Kwame - BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra DJ
  • Dolapo Ladeinde - Thestyleslut.com, NME, New Nation
  • Steve Lamacq - BBC 6 Music, Radio 1
  • David Lambert - Virgin Radio programming assistant
  • Lauren Laverne - Xfm DJ
  • Will Lavin - Blues & Soul magazine
  • Alice Leonard - Popworld writer
  • Paul Lester - Uncut
  • Caspar Llewellyn Smith - Observer Music Monthly editor
  • Zane Lowe - BBC Radio 1
  • Laura Lukanz - BBC 1Xtra music manager
  • Vince Lynch - Virgin Radio creative director
  • Selena Mahrotri - Choice FM DJ
  • Colin Martin - BBC Radio 2 head of music
  • Sheena Mason - Capital Radio head of music
  • James Masterton - Yahoo! Music chart commentator
  • Neil McCormick - The Daily Telegraph
  • William McGillivray - MTV UK & Ireland new music editor
  • Craig McLean - Daily Telegraph, Observer Magazine, Word magazine
  • Euan McMorrow - Kerrang! Radio
  • James McNair - The Independent, Mojo magazine
  • Conor McNicholas - NME editor
  • Dan Melia - Gigwise new bands editor
  • Mistajam - BBC 1Xtra DJ
  • David Mogendorff - MTV UK talent & music
  • Chris Mugan - The Independent, freelance
  • Nigel Muntz - 247 magazine
  • Krissi Murison - NME
  • David O'Coy - Fused magazine
  • Chris Parkin - Time Out
  • Katie Parsons - Metal Hammer, BBC Radio 1 rock show, Total Rock Radio
  • Ray Paul - BBC 1Xtra executive producer programming, live music & events
  • Andrew Perry - Daily Telegraph, Mojo, Observer Music Monthly
  • Dom Phillips - Heat magazine
  • Chris Price - MTV head of music programming
  • Simon Price - Independent on Sunday
  • Tom Ravenscroft - Channel 4's 4Radio SlashMusic presenter
  • Paul Rees - Q magazine editor
  • Simmy Richman - Independent on Sunday
  • Kelvin Roberts - Radio City, Liverpool, head of music
  • Peter Robinson - Popjustice.com, NME, Observer Music Monthly
  • Kate St John - Musician, Mercury Music Prize judge
  • Nick Sargent - Swell magazine
  • Paul Scaife - Record of the Day
  • Adam Sherwin - The Times
  • Elle J Small - Observer Review, Dazed & Confused, Touch, Blues & Soul
  • David Smyth - Evening Standard
  • Huw Stephens - BBC Radio 1 DJ
  • Carl Stroud - Daily Star
  • Caroline Sullivan - The Guardian
  • Mark Sutherland - Billboard magazine London bureau chief
  • Jacqui Swift - The Sun
  • Darren Taylor - Rock Sound editor
  • Adrian Thrills - Daily Mail
  • Everett True - Plan B magazine editor-in-chief
  • Tim Vernon - Virgin Radio producer
  • Lisa Verrico - The Times
  • Danny Walker - RWD magazine
  • Mike Walsh - Xfm head of music
  • Jez Welham - Kiss DJ
  • Chris Wells - Echoes magazine
  • Tony Wilson - Total Rock Radio programme director
  • Steve Yates - Observer Music Monthly, Word, Swell





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