Midem - Home of the Global Music Community

Midem's programmes for artists

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

Artists are at the heart of the music industry and key to its success. Nowadays, they have the opportunity to release their music to a wider audience than ever before and music fans across the globe can experience music from a more diverse set of services. Knowledge and education are crucial to understanding today’s challenges and identifying new opportunities to develop globally. 

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.



Get inspired with Steve Aoki

As part of the Midem Talent Exporter programme, you get a chance to talk with and learn from Steve Aoki!

Our 2021 Artist Ambassador will meet the 12 selected artists and answer their questions during an exclusive live session!

Iconic Grammy-nominated international producer/DJ, Steve Aoki will take you behind the scenes of his multidimensional career. With a career spanning over 25 years, Steve Aoki has tirelessly pushed the boundaries of creativity. From being a recognized artist, to an inspiring electronic dance music entrepreneur, and founder of the trendsetting record label, events/lifestyle company and apparel line Dim Mak. His record label, has been the launch pad for a wide variety of acts, including The Chainsmokers, Bloc Party, The Bloody Beetroots and The Gossip.

Music has no borders! Pop, rock, house, urban, amapiano, EDM… all music genres will be accepted.

Learn, Get Inspired and Connect on Midem Digital

In our globalised streaming world, new technologies allow a direct channel between artists and their fans and new services have arrived to empower individual content creators. A modern value chain has emerged putting the “artist-entrepreneur” at the centre of the ecosystem. Accessible to all and free of charge, the Midem Digital platform provides inspiration, key insights and connections to help artists and their teams identify opportunities as well as potential partners and creative collaborations across the world.

Promote yourself in the main music market

In today’s globalised music economy, visibility, brand image and marketability are vital for artists to make their mark in a global market. In this session, key players from local PR agencies share insights with artists and managers to help them understand cultural and media differences in the main music markets.

Can Music Make You Sick?

The difficulties created by the current pandemic are having a huge impact on music professionals’ economical and emotional stability. According to several studies, many artists are experiencing issues with mental health, harassment and fear of the future. What are these studies telling us about the music industry?                                                                         

Playback Session

After a round table featuring Bella Union’s Anika Mottershaw, Warner Music Sweden's Kabiru Bello and Sony/ATV France’s Antoine Dathanat, this pool of experts offers feedback and advice on how to place music for sync, taking as their cue for comment 10 original tracks.     

How to Boost a Music Career: Key Tips from Artists and Managers

In this exclusive discussion, get key tips from artists and managers to boost you career as a music artist. A unique talk featuring British singer-songwriter Amahla, Ennio Neagle from the French collective quinzequinze as well as their manager Amaury Ranger, AKA and Willy Cardiac manager Tshiamo Letshwene and Santa Fe Klan manager Marcela Murillo from Mexico.

Meet some of today’s finest artists and managers and learn more about how they developed their careers and uses Midem to reach a global audience. Join the session to hear their stories and insights!

Take your business to the global stage at Midem 2021

Nowadays, it is crucial to connect your digital world to the real world to take your business to the next level through in-person meetings with the global artist community as well as, the decision-makers and organisations shaping the future of the music industry. Thanks to Midem, you can meet the people who matter in major music markets and high-potential regions and access key players from all sectors of the music industry.

Midem Talent Exporter

The ultimate music accelerator for artists' international expansion!
This live matchmaking format highlight the most promising export-ready talent and connect them with today's finest international buyers.


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.


Midem by Night

Since 1967, Midem has always encouraged the discovery of new talents from every region of the world. During the 4 days of the event, Midem highlights the most promising worldwide artists with concerts on the Midem Beach. More information coming soon.

How Midem is supporting artist in their music journey

The Moonchild Sanelly success story

Discover Moonchild Sanelly, one of South Africa’s unique performers, and read more about the challenges faced by South African artists when developing their projects. From participating in the Midem and Midem African Forum, to being officially selected for the Midem Artist accelerator programme and playing live on Midem Beach, Moonchild Sanelly has experienced our whole range of tailor-made programmes for music artists development. Thanks to her journey through Midem, she found a new manager. She was signed by a label and made a global publishing deal. She also collaborated with many other talented artists.

Midem Artist Hub

Midem Artist Hub is the beating heart of the artist experience at Midem!

Midem is delighted to partner with the International Artist Organisation (IAO) to provide a dedicated space for international artists to learn all about music artist development, as well as to network, and share ideas and creationJoin the Global Artist Community for three days of intense discussions tackling the hottest topics, during workshops and masterclasses delivering essential expert tips to help you understand and navigate today’s evolving music business.


Opportunities for artists to learn from more experienced counterparts who have enjoyed rich and inspiring career paths.


Discussions about the artist’s status and its inherent challenges, covering topics such as legal status, rights negotiation and copyright.


Presentation of current platforms and innovative solutions for artists and their teams, such as data management, digital strategy, and social media management.


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.

Midem M.I.X

Midem M.I.X is your Music International Explorer!

Since 1967, Midem has been the largest platform to nurture, highlight and support Artists & Creativity. From Uganda to Colombia through Vietnam, Midem is scouting the world for the finest talent.

Each month, discover new music, hot videos and the international artists to watch.

To get in touch with them, connect through Midem Digital.

Cande y Paulo


Eliza Legzdina


Full Crate

R’n’B / Hip Hop / Urban
The Netherlands

Nadia Nakai

R’n’B / Hip Hop / Urban
South Africa

Tony Njoku