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TaP Music end Eurovision collaboration with BBC

After two years, the music management company has decided it is time to "pass the baton" back to the BBC from 2024 onwards

After two years of collaborative work, sourcing Eurovision artists for the BBC to represent the United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest, music management company, TaP Music have decided to end the partnership and “pass the baton” back over to the BBC for 2024.

No TaP Music and BBC collaboration for Eurovision 2024

In a humble statement on social media, TaP Music confirmed the news that they will no longer be assisting the BBC in choosing a Eurovision artist to represent the United Kingdom from 2024 onwards. Since 2022, the music management company responsible for global artists such as Lana Del Rey and Ellie Goulding, have worked with the BBC to help select Sam Ryder and Mae Muller.

Initially the collaboration was due to last only for one year. However, on the announcement of the UK hosting Eurovision 2023 on behalf of Ukraine, TaP Music decided to stay on for one more year. So although it might seem convenient timing to withdraw following the 25th place for host entry, ‘I Wrote A Song’, the early signposting of the decision was there.

Throughout the statement, TaP Music remain appreciative of the work undertaken with the BBC, Mae Muller and Sam Ryder. As well as being part of the journey that ensured the UK received its best Eurovision Song Contest result since 1997 with ‘Space Man’.

As of yet, there is no comment from the BBC about the future direction of the Eurovision selection process. Whether remaining with a internal selection, out-sourcing from another talent agency or returning to an open national selection method. So stay tuned for further news!

TaP Music statement:

We are thrilled that Eurovision in the UK has a bigger and wider audience than ever before and to have been part of the UK hosting it in Liverpool with Ukraine this year was an incredible moment for us, showing the unifying power and importance of popular culture.

We’re so proud of Sam and Mae for representing the UK so wonderfully and are enjoying watching their careers flourish as a result.

It’s been brilliant working with the BBC this last two years, but for now, we think it is time to pass the baton back. We wish the BBC the best of luck with ongoing success and continuing to build the excitement and audience in the UK.

Thank you to the BBC who have been great partners on a fun journey, in particular Suzy Lamb, Rachael Ashdown, Andrew Cartmell, Lee Smithhurst, Peter Ogden, Adam Wydrzynski and Lucy Youngman.

We believe Eurovision is one of the greatest live music shows on the planet and hope that many more artists, new or more established, will see the huge opportunity it brings, and we know there is room for even more growth of the format, both in the UK and beyond.

TaP Music

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