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Sound of 2008: The pundits
The BBC News website's Sound of 2008 survey has canvassed almost 150 influential and impartial UK-based music critics and broadcasters to find their favourite new acts. The pundits were:

  • Stephen Ackroyd - This Is Fake DIY editor-in-chief
  • Mark Adams - Head of music, Box Television (The Hits, The Box, Kiss, Smash Hits, Magic, Q, Kerrang!)
  • Sean Adams - Drowned in Sound editor-in-chief
  • John Aizlewood - London Evening Standard, Q magazine
  • Kirk Anthony - Choice FM head of music
  • Martin Aston - Mojo, The Times
  • Mark Beaumont - NME
  • Sarah Boden - Observer Music Monthly
  • Keeley Bolger - HM-PJ (Holy Moly, Popjustice, Channel 4 music)
  • Piers Bradford - BBC Radio 1 executive producer
  • Lauren Brennan - BBC 6 Music music scheduler
  • Lucio Buffone - Capital 95.8 & Hit 40 UK DJ
  • Jenny Bulley - Mojo magazine reviews editor
  • Martin Burns - News of the World
  • Jim Butler - Observer Music Monthly, Big Issue
  • Ally Carnwath - Observer
  • Tim Chester - NME gig guide editor
  • Tim Chipping - HM-PJ editor
  • Richard Clayton - Financial Times, Sunday Times
  • Greg Cochrane - NME
  • Hattie Collins - RWD magazine editor, i-D music editor, Guardian
  • Matt Cook - MTV UK & Ireland director of talent & music
  • Doug Cooper - UKmusic.com managing director
  • Simon Cosyns - The Sun
  • Amber Cowan - BBC Collective music editor
  • Andy Cowan - Hip-Hop Connection magazine editor
  • James Cowdrey - bbc.co.uk/music
  • James Curran - Virgin Radio head of music
  • Robert D'Ovidio - Heat Radio acting station manger, Q and Mojo Radio programme controller
  • Kim Dawson - Daily Star
  • Sarita De Gruchy - Radio 1 music executive
  • Tim De Lisle - Mail on Sunday
  • Mike Diver - Drowned in Sound editor
  • Niall Doherty - The Fly magazine deputy editor
  • Andi Durrant - Galaxy Radio DJ
  • John Earls - Teletext
  • Emily Eavis - Glastonbury festival organiser
  • Matilda Egere-Cooper - The Independent
  • Priya Elan - NME
  • George Ergatoudis - Radio 1 head of music
  • Russ Evans - Heart senior head of music
  • Chantelle Fiddy - The London Paper, Mixmag, RWD
  • Mark Findlay - Head of music, GCap Media's The One Network
  • Jon Fletcher - New-noise.net live & features editor
  • Paul Flynn - Grazia, i-D, Pop, Attitude
  • James Foley - Record of the Day music editor
  • Anthony Gay - Station director, Rock FM (Preston), The Hits and Smash Hits Radio
  • Ben Gilbert - Yahoo! Music editorial
  • Simon Goddard - Q magazine
  • Thomas H Green - Telegraph, Mixmag, Q
  • Phoebe Greenwood - The Times rock & pop editor
  • Gareth Grundy - Q magazine deputy editor
  • Bill H - Notion magazine editor
  • Michael Hann - Guardian film and music editor
  • Nigel Harding - Radio 1 music producer
  • Kevin Harley - The Independent Information
  • Simon Harper - Clash magazine editor
  • Sophie Harris - Mojo, Time Out, The Times
  • Laila Hassani - New-noise.net editor
  • Charlotte Heathcote - Sunday Express
  • Sophie Heawood - The Times
  • Tom Horan - Daily Telegraph
  • Alison Howe - Later with Jools Holland producer
  • Ludovic Hunter Tilney - Financial Times
  • Lara Hutcheson - Top of the Pops magazine
  • Maurice Jay - U105 Belfast head of music
  • Steve Jelbert - The Times
  • Allan Jones - Uncut magazine editor
  • Ben Jones - Virgin Radio DJ
  • Anna Karatziva - MTV UK & Ireland label director, talent and music
  • Ted Kessler - Q magazine reviews editor
  • Ras Kwame - BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra DJ
  • Dolapo Ladeinde - Thestyleslut.com, NME, Pimp magazine
  • David Lambert - Virgin Radio programming assistant, Virgin Radio Xtreme music producer
  • Will Lavin - One Week To Live, Touch, RWD, i-D
  • Eddy Lawrence - Time Out music editor
  • John Lewis - Uncut, Guardian, Metro
  • Caspar Llewellyn Smith - Observer Music Monthly editor
  • Laura Lukanz - BBC 1Xtra music manager
  • Vince Lynch - Virgin Radio creative director
  • Dorian Lynskey - Guardian
  • Ben Machell - The Times, Mojo, Q
  • Paul MacInnes - Guardian Unlimited music editor
  • Sheena Mason - Capital Radio head of music
  • James Masterton - Yahoo! Music chart commentator
  • Nadine McBay - Metro music editor (English regions and Scotland)
  • Neil McCallum - Channel 4 head of music
  • Neil McCormick - Daily Telegraph
  • Craig McLean - Daily Telegraph, Observer Magazine, Word
  • Conor McNicholas - NME editor
  • Bernadette McNulty - Daily Telegraph
  • Malik Meer - Guardian Guide editor
  • Alexander Milas - Metal Hammer editor
  • Alex Miller - NME new music editor
  • Mistajam - BBC 1Xtra DJ
  • Hollie Moat - Arena magazine
  • Iain Moffat - Rock Sound, Attitude, The Fly
  • David Mogendorff - MTV UK & Ireland digital talent and music manager
  • Chris Mugan - The Independent
  • Joe Muggs - Mixmag, Word, London Lite
  • John Mulvey - Uncut deputy editor, The Times
  • Krissi Murison - NME deputy editor
  • Jon Myer - BBC 6 Music music manager
  • Tim Noakes - Dazed & Confused magazine
  • David O'Coy - Fused magazine
  • Dermot O'Leary - BBC Radio 2 DJ and TV presenter
  • Andre Paine - London Evening Standard, BBC 6 Music, Billboard
  • Pete Paphides - The Times chief rock critic
  • Cat Park - Channel U
  • Mike Pattenden - The Times, Mail On Sunday Live! Night & Day
  • Louis Pattison - Plan B magazine reviews editor
  • Des Paul - Senior music editor, MTV Networks
  • Andrew Perry - Daily Telegraph, Mojo, Observer Music Monthly
  • Matthew Power - Pyro Radio
  • Chris Price - MTV UK & Ireland director of music programming
  • Paul Rees - Q magazine editor
  • Simmy Richman - Independent on Sunday
  • Cheryl Rickman - Ilikemusic.com
  • David Riley - Soundfires.com editor
  • Peter Robinson - Popjustice.com, NME, Observer Music Monthly
  • Chris Salmon - Guardian
  • Rachel Seagrave - Capital Radio music programming
  • Eddie Shaw - Lincs FM Group head of music
  • Adam Sherwin - The Times
  • Joe Shooman - The Fly magazine live reviews editor
  • Jeff Smith - BBC Radio 2 head of music
  • David Smyth - London Evening Standard
  • Huw Stephens - BBC Radio 1 DJ
  • Paul Stokes - NME news editor
  • Tom Stroud - The Local Radio Company group music co-ordinator
  • Stuart Stubbs - Loud & Quiet
  • Caroline Sullivan - The Guardian
  • Mark Sutherland - Billboard magazine London bureau chief
  • Jacqui Swift - The Sun
  • Darren Taylor - Rock Sound editor
  • Graeme Thomson - Observer Music Monthly, Word
  • Adrian Thrills - Daily Mail
  • Terry Underhill - Guardian Media Group Radio head of music
  • Tim Vernon - Virgin Radio national music producer
  • Lisa Verrico - The Times
  • Ben Walker - BBC Radio 2 producer
  • Mike Walsh - Xfm head of music
  • Rob Webb - NME, Drowned in Sound, Sheffield Telegraph
  • Chris Wells - Echoes magazine editor
  • Jo Whiley - BBC Radio 1 DJ
  • Jonas Woost - Last FM head of music
  • Camilla Wright - Popbitch




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