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One of the world’s leading international business events for music, Midem, has issued a call for artists interested in showcasing their music there.
Midem is the acronym for Marché International du Disque et de l’Edition Musicale, which is organised annually in and around the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès in Cannes, France. Past events have attracted over 6,400 delegates from 3,000 companies (out of which 1,350 had stands or pavilions of their own). These came from various countries around the world, including over 350 international journalists that covered the event. In 2016, Midem celebrated its 50th Anniversary. The 2017 edition takes place from 6 to 9 June in Cannes, France.
The event is running an annual programme to provide platform for artists to showcase their music, receive mentoring and also receive massive exposure. This programme is called Midem Accelerator. It is an exclusive programme for artists and their entourages. Designed to support managers, agents, labels and publishers as they look to grow their artists’ profiles globally, it’s the opportunity to promote 9 upcoming international talents selected by an Artistic Committee. The Midem Artist Accelerator 360 programme features a range of curated networking opportunities, as well as learning and coaching sessions with leaders of the international music industry. Plus, the 9 finalists will have the opportunity to play a live set at Midem and have their song featured on Midem’s communications, as well as on the official Midem 2017 vinyl compilation.
- Be 18 years old or over;
- Be an individual artist or a band;
- Have a dedicated professional supporting team (manager, label, agent etc.)
- Demonstrate media coverage and a solid presence on social networks;
- Have a recording or publishing deal;
- Have a minimum of 5 official live performances booked between 2016 – 2017;
- Present a career development strategy (including export) with concrete short and long term objectives.
Qualifying and Interested artists need to complete an online application form, supplying all the required information. This can be done via the link: http://www.midem.com/conferences-events/artist-accelerator/. Applications close on 5 February 2017 (at 15:00 GMT).