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Midem Artist Accelerator

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 business expertise in export and innovative solutions.

Each year, 11 promising artists picked by an elite Artistic Committee all:

  • Get to play live on the beautiful beach of Cannes
  • Benefit from a tailored 360 degrees programme onsite with key players from the global music community including:

- Entry to selected conferences

Learning and coaching sessions with industry mentors

- Networking opportunities

2019 Midem Artist Accelerator Finalists

  • ANYA (Denmark) | Pop
  • DALEX (Puerto Rico) | R'n'B/Hip Hop/Urban
  • KYAN (UK) | R'n'B/Hip-Hop/Urban
  • RASHA NAHAS (Palestinian Territories) | Rock/Alternative

2019 Midem Artist Accelerator Committee

Nadia Khan

Artist Manager
CEO, CTRL Management
Founder, Women in CTRL (UK)

Christian Bernhardt

United Talent Agency (USA)

Leila Cobo

Executive Director of Content and Programming for Latin Music
Billboard (USA)

Tamás Kádár

Sziget Cultural Management

Jessica Chang

Asia Pacific Regional Creative Manager / Writer Services
Warner/Chappell Music (Taiwan)

Abiola Oke

OkayAfrica (USA/Africa)

Gloria Adereti

Brand Partnership Director
Boiler Room (UK)

Yoshinari Hirayama

Promotion & Marketing Chief Manager
Creativeman (Japan)

A 360° programme

Mentoring Sessions

With top-notch industry players


Exploring the latest services and best practices

Pitching Sessions

With prestigious music supervisors during the Global Sync & Brands Summit

Live Performances

On the Midem by Night Beach stage

Exclusive Conversations

With inspiring artists giving you best tips

Business Meetings

Focusing on export and monetisation

One-To-One Sessions

With marketing, legal, publishing experts


Across all Midem communication incl. official vinyl compilation & playlist

MAA Alumni success stories

Iris Gold

Iris Gold signed a global artist deal with the MAA's Artistic Committee's Patrik Larsson's Playground Music Sweden further to her Midem performance! A first single "All I Really Know" has been released, which will be followed by a Nordic tour. She also teamed up with fellow MAA artist M.anifest to perform on her latest single “Roll it out”.

Adian Coker

Adian Coker joined NE-YO on his UK tour, after having met MAA Artistic Committee member Rob Hallett (Robomagic Live) at Midem!

Be Charlotte

Be Charlotte signed a worldwide record deal with Columbia / Sony Music further to her participation to Midem.

Far From Alaska

Shortly after their MAA experience they closed a record deal with American producer Sylvia Massy, and played Download Festival in Paris.

Listen to the previous Midem Artist Accelerator Finalists

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 2018 – 2019;
  • Present a career development strategy (including export) with concrete short and long term objectives.

2019 Key dates

  • 5 November 2018: Opening of the call for entries
  • 3 February 2019: 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

        Terms & Conditions
        Great stories start at Midem





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