Midem's programmes for artists

Artists are at the heart of the music industry and key to its success. Visibility, brand image and marketability are vital as artists look to develop globally. Knowledge and education are crucial to understanding today’s challenges and identifying new opportunities.

Midem is keen to strengthen its commitment to working closely with artists and their teams to help them navigate the fast-moving international music industry. To do so, Midem has designed tailor-made programmes to encourage music artists’ development on a global scale.

Improve music artist development internationally

Nowadays, artists have the opportunity to release their music to a wider audience than ever before. Fans across the globe can experience music from a more diverse set of artists, creating opportunities for new success stories to emerge anywhere in the world.

In today’s globalised music economy, artists need guidance and inspiration to develop innovation, adaptability and artistic freedom, and to create new business models and fresh ways to interact with fans. 

Midem’s programmes for music artists’ development have several aims.

  • Put artists at the centre of discussions
  • Create an international gathering and a platform for dialogue
  • Develop professional training and knowledge-sharing for artists
  • Showcase artist-entrepreneurs and creation
  • Break down borders by engaging the global music community

Discover our world-renowned programmes and all the latest initiatives to support music artists' development on the world stage.

MIDEM Artist Pass


The leading international event for the global music community

2 - 5 June 2020
Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France

Midem by Night

Since its inception in 1967, Midem has always encouraged the discovery of new talent from every region of the world. Throughout Midem, we highlight the most promising worldwide artists with concerts on Midem Beach’s two stages.

Midem Artist Accelerator

The first career booster for emerging talent is an exclusive programme for artists to grow their profiles globally through masterclasses with inspiring artist ambassadors, mentoring sessions, business meetings, and concerts for trendsetters and international media.


Songwriting camp

Over four days in Cannes’ Creative House, Midem gathers some of the most exciting and innovative songwriters and producers to collaborate and compose original songs together.

By invitation only.

Midem Studio Sessions

As part of its programme to encourage the discovery of new talent in high-potential regions, Midem is proud to have launched its first Studio Sessions by Dynaudio Unheard.


Artist Hub at Midem

In 2019, Midem launched the Artist Hub, a brand new area dedicated to artists, created in association with the International Artist Organisation. It provided a place to learn all about music artists' development, network, and share ideas and creation.

The programme included:

  • Masterclasses: Opportunities for artists to learn from more experienced counterparts who have enjoyed rich and inspiring career paths
  • Panels: Discussions about the artist’s status and its inherent challenges, covering topics such as legal status, rights negotiation and copyright.
  • Workshops: Presentation of current platforms and innovative solutions for artists and their teams, such as data management, digital strategy, and social media management.
  • Networking: Q&A sessions and speed meetings with the international music ecosystem’s key players, ranging from A&R to managers, music supervisors and indie labels.

2019 Artist Hub speakers

Barry Johnson

Since the 80’s (USA)

Will Saul

Head of A&R, !K7
Founder, Aus (Germany)

Caroline Simionescu-Marin

A&R Manager
XL Recordings (UK)

Infected Mushroom


Sarah McCann

Wide Eyed Entertainment (USA)

Rebecca Warfield

CEO, Chicane Group
Senior Advisory Board - Talent & Brand Partnerships, VIPVR (USA)

Karl Richter

Level Two Music (Australia)

Sandie Shaw

Artist & Honorary President
Featured Artists Coalition (UK)

Enjoy live music shows on the Midem Beach

Midem Beach is the chill-out and creative space near the Palais des Festivals to enjoy exciting music, discover inspiring content and meet your peers.

The area includes hospitality facilities at the most affordable prices, cabanas and comfortable meeting spots to network with music professionals, watch panel discussions and concerts all day and night!

Accessing music supervisors has never been so easy

Meet the speakers

Get a chance to meet in person music supervisors right after their panels, who participate in our conferences on Music and Brands, Film/TV Music and Sync, held immediately after panel discussions.

Global Sync & Brands Summit

In this two-hour round-table pitching session, labels, publishers and artists will meet leading music supervisors to have their music considered for licensing opportunities. By invitation only.

In association with A&RWorldwide/MUSEXPO

Music Supervisors Q&A

High-profile music supervisors participating in this exclusive Q&A session will answer your questions about their work overseeing the music used to set the mood and convey emotion in films, advertisements, video games, and TV shows.

Meet the Music Supervisors

European Music Supervisors will be available for five-minute one-to-one consultations to provide guidance on music supervision and its local market specificities.

In association with the UK & EUROPEAN GUILD of MUSIC SUPERVISORS

International Music Supervisors attending Midem 2019

Kyle Hopkins

Head of Music Supervision
Microsoft (USA)

Xbox & Microsoft campaigns

Ilana Goldstoff

Head of Sync and Licensing
Sizzer Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Heineken, Chanel, Audi, Volkswagen, Opel

Amelia Hartley

Head of Music
Endemol Shine (UK)

Peaky Blinders, Black Mirror

Lionel Dray

Managing Director
HRCLS/Havas (France)

Citroën, EDF, LVMH

Ricki Askin

VP Music Services & Licensing
VICE Media (USA)

Xbox & Microsoft campaigns

Christian Mix-Linzer

Founder & CEO
Tracks & Fiels (Germany)

Xbox & Microsoft campaigns

Deborah Mannis-Gardner

DMG Clearances (USA)

The Defiant Ones, 8 Mile, Rockstar Games
(GTA, Max Payne)

Maya Halfon Cordova

Music Supervisor
Xbox (USA)

Forza Horizon 4