Midem Artist Accelerator

The first career booster for emerging talents from all around the world

  • 11 promising artists selected by a highly qualified Artistic Committee
    An exclusive bootcamp for artists and their entourages.

    A programme designed to support managers, agents, labels and publishers with their promotion strategy to grow the artist’s profil internationally.
    A unique opportunity to access Midem's business expertise in export, its international networking plateform and the innovative solutions for artist’s promotion.

    Having to opportunity to play live on the beautiful beach of Cannes,
    and benefit from a 360-degree programme onsite with key players of the global music community.

    We are delighted to share with you the 2018 lucky Midem Artist Accelerator Finalists!

    Check out the press release for more info

  • Midem online community vote

    Check out the 11 Midem Artist Accelarator finalists and vote for your favourite artist on Facebook

    Find out more about the 11 finalists

  • The Midem Artist Accelerator Committee

  • A 360° programme

    Pitching sessions

    With prestigious music supervisors during the Global Sync & Brands Summit

    Exclusive conversations

    With inspiring Artists giving you the best tips

  • One-to-one sessions

    With experts in marketing, legal, publishing, etc.

    Mentoring sessions

    With top-notch industry players

  • Workshops

    Exploring the latest services and best practices

    Live performances

    On the Midem By Night beach stage

  • Business meetings

    Focusing on export and monetisation


    Across all Midem communication incl. the official vinyl compilation & playlist

  • MAA Alumni success stories

  • Selection Criteria

    • 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 2017 – 2018;
    • Present a career development strategy (including export) with concrete short and long term objectives.

    Key dates

    • 15 November 2017 : Opening of the call for entries
    • 28 January 2018: Closing of the call for entries
    • Early March: Announcement of the pre-selections
    • Mid April: Announcement of the Finalists
    • Early May: Announcement of the “Online Community Vote Winner”
      and “Artistic Committee Coup de Coeur”

    Key documents

    FAQ Download
    Terms & Conditions Download
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    at Midem
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