Our Artist Services team round up the best new acts, shows, venues and releases they've featured over the last month.

Be sure to keep your eyes open and ears tuned in for more from Ticketmaster and TicketWeb Artist Services.

Below are the highlights from January – and also check out TicketWeb's Ones to Watch 2018 and and Ticketmaster's New for 2018 campaigns to find out about more new and emerging artists for the upcoming year.

MC Fioti – Bum Bum Tam Tam


Brazilian MC Fioti released his Bum Bum Tam Tam single in February 2017, helping further popularise the favela funk movement. After attracting global attention and achieving over 70 million Spotify streams and half a billion YouTube views, the track dropped again in December thanks to a massive remix featuring Stefflon Don, Columbian megastar J Balvin and Spanish producer Juan Magan. Here in the UK the track has just been added to the BBC Radio 1Xtra playlist and is expected to build and build. Watch this one become a smash! 

Sunflower Bean

Brighten your January with this perfect ray of sunshine courtesy of New York City’s psychedelic-smooth-rock outfit Sunflower Bean (shown above). Sounding like a fully updated Fleetwood Mac, Sunflower Bean’s I Was a Fool sits comfortably on Radio1 and 6 music ahead of their UK and European tour beginning at the end of March.

Catch them live at Koko on Friday 6 April and read TicketWeb’s Introducing piece here

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