TaP Music ends Eurovision collaboration with the BBC

August 2, 2023



TaP Music will not be working with the BBC for Eurovision 2024.

TaP Music have confirmed that they will be ending their partnership with the BBC for Eurovision, and will not be present for next years edition in Malmö.

Speaking out on social media, TaP Music are proud of everything that they have achieved with the BBC, but are now ready to pass the baton back. 

In October 2021, it was confirmed that the BBC would be teaming up with music publishing and management company TaP Music to find the United Kingdom’s Eurovision 2024 representative. The move to TaP Music signalled the end of the BBC’s collaboration with record label BMG, who oversaw James Newman’s 2020 and 2021 participations.

In March 2022, it was officially confirmed that Sam Ryder had been chosen to represent the United Kingdom at Eurovision 2022 with his song “Space Man”. This led to the United Kingdom achieving their highest score, and best Eurovision result since 1997, as the United Kingdom won the jury vote, was top 5 with the televote, and finished in second place overall.

In September 2022, TaP Music confirmed they would be collaborating with the BBC once again for Eurovision 2023. Whilst their partnership was only meant to be for one year, due to the United Kingdom hosting Eurovision 2023 on behalf of Ukraine, TaP Music made the decision to stick around for another year.

Flying the flag on home soil was Mae Muller and her pop track “I Wrote A Song”. Whilst she didn’t achieve quite the same Eurovision success as Sam, (finishing in 25th place with 24 points), Mae Muller’s career has continued to grow. Her Eurovision track cracked the U.K. charts top 10, she’s made numerous performances across the country and is preparing for the release of her debut solo album later this year.

At the present time, the BBC have not revealed anything about their plans for Eurovision 2024. It is not yet known how the BBC will go about selecting the United Kingdom’s song or singer for next years contest.

What are your thoughts on TaP Music and the BBC ending their Eurovision collaboration? How do you think the BBC will go about selecting their Eurovision 2024 representative? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

Photo credit: Corrine Cummings / EBU

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