Find out who made the cut to be in the running for this year's gong

The longlist for the BBC‘s Sound of 2009 award has been announced – with 15 new musical acts in contention for the gong, which sees new one act judged to be the best up-and-coming act by a panel of judges selected by the corporation.

Little Boots, Florence And The Machine and White Lies are among the nominees, the full list of which you can see below.

Adele won the award last year, beating Duffy, Glasvegas and The Ting Tings to the top spot.

The winner and the order of the top ten, as chosen by the judges, will be announced in January. See for more.

The nominees for the BBC‘s Sound of 2009 award are:

The Big Pink

Dan Black

VV Brown

Empire of the Sun

Florence and the Machine


Kid Cudi

La Roux

Lady GaGa

Little Boots

Master Shortie

Mumford & Sons

Passion Pit

The Temper Trap

White Lies