well, i listen to lots of so called "unknown" artists like alize, kosheen, tiziano ferro...
well, i listen to lots of so called "unknown" artists like alize, kosheen, tiziano ferro, paola e chiara, sophie ellis baxtor, morcheeba. and many many more than i don't even know who sings them. and i do notice that european videos as well as commercials are much more open to nudity and profanity than over here, which depending on whom you ask, is good or bad.
yeah, when i used to live in jordan three years ago, i used to watch viva, 123sat, worldmusic, musica europa, and a much more music stations. and i keep refreshing my supplies every year or so when i go back visiting jordan and some parts of europe.
even american artists have some songs released over there before the states, like for example jennifer lopez's ain't it funny, which also took 6 monthes to make it here, and a new music video from nelly and justin timberlake which i heard was banned to play and it was export only being shot in europe only.