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BBC Sound of 2009: The pundits

More than 130 influential and impartial UK-based music critics and broadcasters were canvassed to find the best new acts for the BBC Sound of 2009 list. They were:

  • Mark Adams - Box TV head of music (4Music, The Box, Kiss, Smash Hits, Magic, Q, Kerrang!)
  • Sean Adams - Drowned in Sound editor-in-chief
  • Edward Adoo - NME, BBC Asian Network
  • Henry Barnes - Guardian.co.uk
  • Mark Beaumont - NME
  • Joanne Bell - BFBS head of music
  • Sarah Boden - Observer Music Monthly
  • Clint Boon - Xfm Manchester DJ
  • Helen Bownass - More magazine
  • Paul Brannigan - Kerrang! magazine editor
  • Lauren Brennan - BBC Radio 1 music scheduler
  • Lucio Buffone - Capital FM and Hit 40 UK DJ
  • Jim Butler - Observer Music Monthly, Big Issue
  • Tim Chipping - HM-PJ music editor (Holy Moly, Popjustice, 4Music)
  • Stuart Clarke - Music Week magazine talent editor
  • Richard Clayton - Financial Times, Sunday Times
  • Greg Cochrane - BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat music reporter
  • Hattie Collins - RWD magazine editor, i-D music editor, The Guardian, Big Issue
  • Scott Colothan - Gigwise.com editor
  • Matt Cook - MTV UK director of talent and music
  • Andy Cowan - Hip-Hop Connection magazine editor
  • Will Cozens - Kiss DJ
  • James Curran - Absolute Radio head of music
  • Robery D'Ovidio - Heat Radio station manger
  • Rob Da Bank - BBC Radio 1 DJ, Bestival festival organiser
  • Kim Dawson - Daily Star Playlist editor
  • Nick Decosemo - Mixmag editor
  • Antonio Dellamura - Pyro Radio station manager
  • Niall Doherty - The Fly magazine editor
  • Andi Durrant - Galaxy Radio DJ
  • John Earls - Teletext, News of the World
  • Ben East - Metro
  • Rick Edwards - T4 & Xfm presenter
  • Matilda Egere-Cooper - Independent
  • George Ergatoudis - BBC Radio 1 head of music
  • Chantelle Fiddy - Thelondonpaper, Mixmag, i-D, Tank, RWD magazines
  • Mark Findlay - Capital FM and Hit Music Network head of music
  • Paul Flynn - Grazia, i-D, Pop, Attitude magazines
  • James Foley - Record of the Day magazine music editor
  • Harriet Gibsone - The Fly magazine Ones To Watch editor
  • Ben Gilbert - Yahoo! Music UK
  • Sam Grape - Thatgrapejuice.net blog
  • Phoebe Greenwood - Times music editor
  • Gareth Grundy - Observer Music Monthly deputy editor
  • Hanna Hanra - The Pix, i-D, Sunday Times Style
  • Nigel Harding - BBC Radio 1 music producer
  • Simon Harper - Clash magazine editor
  • Bob Harris - BBC Radio 2 DJ
  • Gary Harrison - Gaydar Radio head of music
  • Todd Hart - Dalston Oxfam Shop and Der Fresh Creamy blogger
  • Jaimie Hodgson - NME new music editor
  • Alison Howe - BBC Later... With Jools Holland producer
  • Ludovic Hunter Tilney - Financial Times
  • Lara Hutcheson - Top of the Pops magazine acting editor
  • Allan Jones - Uncut magazine editor
  • Tim Jonze - Guardian.co.uk music editor
  • Anna Karatziva - MTV UK label director, talent and music
  • Nik Keene - Contactmusic.com editor
  • John Kennedy - Xfm DJ
  • Jordan Kensington - Invincible magazine editor-in-chief
  • Ted Kessler - Q magazine reviews editor
  • Talia Kraines - The Hits and Smash Hits Radio producer, Londonist music editor, Popstarz DJ
  • Ras Kwame - BBC 1Xtra and Radio 1 DJ
  • George Lamb - BBC 6 Music DJ
  • Stuart Last - BBC Radio 1 Jo Whiley producer
  • Paul Lester - Guardian new bands editor
  • Luke Lewis - NME.com
  • Caspar Llewellyn Smith - Observer Music Monthly editor
  • Geoff Lloyd - Absolute Radio DJ
  • Janice Long - BBC Radio 2 DJ
  • Alexia Loundras - The Independent
  • Laura Lukanz - BBC 1Xtra music manager
  • Dorian Lynskey - Guardian
  • Ben Machell - Times
  • Paul MacInnes - Guardian.co.uk entertainment editor
  • Paul Mack - The Hits and Smash Hits Radio acting station manager
  • Gavin Martin - Daily Mirror
  • Nadine McBay - Metro music editor
  • John McConnell - Prancehall.com, Guardian.co.uk, The Sun, Vice, NME, Fader
  • Neil McCormick - Daily Telegraph
  • Craig McLean - Daily Telegraph, Times, Independent on Sunday, Observer Music Monthly
  • Conor McNicholas - NME editor
  • Malik Meer - Guardian Guide editor
  • Toya Melvina - Toya's World blog
  • Alexander Milas - Metal Hammer magazine editor
  • Alex Miller - Vice magazine
  • Mistajam - BBC 1Xtra DJ
  • Iain Moffat - Rock Sound, Attitude, The Fly magazines
  • David Mogendorff - MTV UK talent and music
  • John Mulvey - Uncut magazine deputy editor, The Times
  • Jon Myer - BBC 6 Music music manager
  • Nick Neads - T4 head of music (Channel 4)
  • Tim Noakes - Dazed & Confused magazine music editor
  • David O'Coy - Fused magazine editor
  • Chloe Pearson - BBC Radio 1 music producer
  • Chris Price - MTV UK head of music programming
  • Mark Radcliffe - BBC Radio 2 DJ
  • Becky Reed - Clickmusic.com editor
  • Paul Rees - Q magazine editor
  • Marc Riley - BBC 6 Music DJ
  • John Robinson - Guardian Guide, Uncut magazine
  • Peter Robinson - Popjustice.com editor
  • Tom Robinson - BBC 6 Music DJ
  • Jude Rogers - Guardian, Word, New Statesman, Mercury Prize judge
  • Joanna Russell - Absolute Radio DJ
  • Chris Salmon - Guardian
  • Paul Scaife - Record of the Day editor in chief
  • Rachel Seagrave - BBC 6 Music scheduler
  • Victoria Segal - Times
  • DJ Semtex - BBC 1Xtra DJ
  • Paul Sexton - Sunday Times Culture, Financial Times, Billboard, Sunday Express
  • Eddie Shaw - Lincs FM group head of music
  • Adam Sherwin - The Times People editor
  • Jeff Smith - BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music head of music
  • Mike Smith - Nothing But Green Lights blog
  • David Smyth - London Evening Standard
  • Huw Stephens - BBC Radio 1 DJ
  • Paul Stokes - NME news editor
  • Tom Stroud - The Local Radio Company head of music
  • Stuart Stubbs - Loud & Quiet magazine editor
  • Caroline Sullivan - Guardian
  • Mark Sutherland - Billboard magazine global bureau chief
  • Jacqui Swift - The Sun's Something For The Weekend
  • Ashley Tanton - Likesounds.com editor
  • Darren Taylor - Rock Sound magazine editor
  • Graeme Thomson - Observer Music Monthly, Word magazines
  • Adrian Thrills - Daily Mail
  • Terry Underhill - Guardian Media Group head of music
  • Tim Vernon - Absolute Radio music producer
  • Lisa Verrico - Times
  • Mike Walsh - Xfm head of music
  • Andy Welch - Press Association music editor
  • Ben Wolford - Hit Music Network music scheduler
  • Jonas Woost - Last FM head of music



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