2016 Grulke Prize Winners Released By SXSW
March 23, 2016 at 9:19 AM (PT)
SXSW MUSIC has named the winners of the fourth annual GRULKE Prize. The Prize, awarded in three categories, was developed in honor of Creative Director BRENT GRULKE, who passed away on AUGUST 13th, 2012. Last year's winners were LEON BRIDGES, COURTNEY BARNETT and SPOON.
- The GRULKE Prize winner for Developing U.S. Act is ANDERSON .PAAK & THE FREE NATIONALS. OXNARD, CA-based rapper and singer/songwriter ANDERSON .PAAK turned heads at the SXSW MUSIC FESTIVAL with top-billed spots on two well-profiled showcases.
- The GRULKE Prize winner for Developing Non-U.S. Act is LÅPSLEY. HOLLY "LÅPSLEY" FLETCHER, an emerging young talent from the U.K., blitzed through SXSW with two inspired powerhouse performances.
- The GRULKE Prize winner for Career Act is IGGY POP. Rock/punk provocateur and icon IGGY POP is an artist that has continued to reinvent himself as he’s wooed audiences during his 40 year career as a performer.
Jurors for the GRULKE Prize included music critics, industry professionals, and SXSW staff, many of whom knew and worked with GRULKE over the years.