Around this time every year, the BBC issues a list of artists they think could have an impact in the following twelve months. To compile the 2015 long list, they survey 140-ish music industry types from the UK who will then cut things down to five on New Year’s Day. An overall winner will be named January 9.
This process has a decent track record. In the past, it’s uncovered Florence + the Machine, Haim, Sam Smith and someone called Adele. Here’s what they came up with for 2015.
George The Poet
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