Today the voting for MTV Brand New opens to the public on mtv.co.uk/brandnew - the winner will be announced early February after two live showcases on January 29th and January 30th. The showcases will be one-off opportunities to see some of 2014's hottest talent together. Artists announced in Jan.
Marie Naffah (Unsigned Winner)
Elyar Fox says: "It still hasn't sunk in that I'm nominated for MTV Brand New! I'm looking forward to getting my fans involved now the voting has opened."
Sam Smith: 'Thank you MTV for including me in you Brand New for 2014! I grew up with MTV, so it is really exciting to be a part of this campaign'
Elyar Fox: “It's so great to be a part of MTV's Brand New list. I've been a big fan of MTV since as long as I remember! All my favourite artists have been played on MTV, and I can't believe that I will be too.”
"It still hasn't sunk in that I'm nominated for MTV Brand New! I'm looking forward to getting my fans involved now the voting has opened."
Kwabs: “Really pleased to find out that I've made it on to the MTV Brand New list for 2014. Props go to MTV for always supporting new artists - Thank you.”
Royal Blood: “It is great to be included in MTV's Brand New for 2014. It fills us with endless joy to know that our music will be experienced by many on such a well regarded platform. We salute you.”
Music-News.com was there to congratulate the nomonees: