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The new noise bubble: are critics' choice awards for new artists a blessing or a curse?

Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 1 January 2015

Awards such as the BBC's Sound Of 2015 can be vital in helping new artists break through and get noticed by fans — but can they actually be bad for some musicians?

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