The awards replace the European Border Breakers Awards and are co-funded by the Creative Europe program of the European Commission.
The winners, according to IQ magazine, are:
Pop: Bishop Briggs and Lxandra
Rock: Pale Waves and Pip Blom
Electronic: Smerz and Stelartronic
R&B/urban: Rosalía and Aya Nakamura
Hip hop/rap: Blackwave and Reykjavíkurdætur
Singer-songwriter: Avec and Albin Lee Meldau
Winners of the prize will be rewarded with a chance to play live at ESNS, a tailor-made training program and financial support specifically intended for touring and promotion, according to Music Moves.