Midem Artist Accelerator

The first international career booster for emerging talent

  • What is the Midem Artist Accelerator?

    The Midem Artist Accelerator is an exclusive bootcamp for artists and their entourages. Designed to support managers, agents, labels and publishers as they look to grow their artists’ profiles globally, it’s a unique opportunity to access Midem's business expertise in export and innovative solutions.

    11 promising artists picked by an elite Artistic Committee all get to play live on the beautiful beach of Cannes, as well as benefit from a 360-degree programme onsite, including entry to selected conferences, learning and coaching sessions with industry mentors and networking opportunities with key players from the global music community.

    Applications are now closed. Stay tuned for more information soon!

  • The Midem Artist Accelerator Committee


  • A 360° programme


    With prestigious music supervisors during the Global Sync & Brands Summit


    With inspiring Artists giving you the best tips

    With experts in marketing, legal, publishing, etc.


    With top-notch industry players

    Exploring the latest services and best practices


    On the Midem By Night beach stage

    Focusing on export and monetisation


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

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