➤ 200 new acts tipped for the new year in music

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Shapersofthe80s has picked one act, almost randomly, from each of these lists published online by enthusiasts who between them have tipped more than 200 entertainers for the year ahead, so don’t say you’ve nothing new to listen to!

Nicki Minaj, pop Pinglewood — The world’s oldest music blog claims to have been at the bleeding edge “Posting mp3s since 1983” (unlikely since MPEG-1 didn’t appear till 1988, so may be record-holder for digital irony)
♫ Pick: Nicki Minaj

Drowned in Sound — Editorially independent music webzine, founded 1998, edited by Sean Adams
♫ Pick: Paris Suit Yourself

NME — Popular music magazine published weekly in the UK since 1952
♫ Pick: The Vaccines

Louder Than War — “We believe in the power of Rock’n’Roll” … a website dedicated to international punk rock pop culture, founded November 2010
♫ Pick: Deadbeat Echoes

Brother, acidlove, pop Designer Magazine — Gig promoters and Manchester’s third largest source of indie entertainment news set up five years ago for readers who access the web through low-spec computers at university, work or school
♫ Pick: Brother

Female First — Naomi Havergal’s selection for a “celebrity gossip and lifestyle” magazine website launched 2002 and published by First Active Media Ltd in Wigan, Lancashire
♫ Pick: We Are Enfant Terrible

NewBandDay — Totally anonymous and unaccountable “community” website published since 2010 on WordPress, so why heed a thing it says?
♫ Pick: Playfellow

Red Bull — Music journalist Bella Todd’s selection for the website of Red Bull, the controversial Austrian energy drink, created 1987
♫ Pick: Daley

JessieJ , pop BBC Sound of 2011 — Part of UK national broadcaster’s website where the Sound of 2011 list “aims to highlight the most promising new music for the year ahead, chosen by 161 UK-based tastemakers”, listed in alphabetical order from Sean Adams of Drowned in Sound to Radio 1 presenter, Reggie Yates
♫ Pick: Jessie J

The Guardian — Paul Lester’s first selection this year in New Band of the Day series published on UK national newspaper website
♫ Pick: D/R/U/G/S

Music Week’s key signings 2010 — Stuart Clarke’s selection of newish acts snapped up by A&R departments “all of whom will be vying for attention this year” according to 50-year-old UK music industry business magazine
♫ Pick: Creep

Still Corners, pop The Line Of Best Fit — An “editorial community of creative people united through a mutual love of good music”, founded 2007 in the UK by bloggers Rich Hughes and Rich Thane
♫ Pick: Still Corners

Nopaininpop — Religious music label since 2007 adminned at Facebook by Tom King and Thomas Oldham (both ex-Goldsmiths College London) and trading at Greedbag without any credible credentials while their original domain nopaininpop.com appears to be offline (registered by Tobias Jones of Peckham, London). Would you trust your soul to this dodgy bunch of missionaries?
♫ Pick: Forest Swords

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