Published by Idan Ma'at @ 24/01/2019

The Midem Artist Accelerator is the first international career booster for emerging talent. The Accelerator is designed to support managers, agents, labels and publishers as they look to grow artists’ profiles globally

Set up as an exclusive boot camp for artists and their teams, the Artist Accelerator provides a unique opportunity to access Midem’s business expertise in export and innovative solutions. Eleven artists will be picked by an Elite Artistic Committee, comprised of leading influencers in the global music community. The eleven winners will all get to play live and have entry to selected conferences and coaching sessions from industry mentors and key players from the global music community. 


  • 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

Selection criteria:

  • Be 18 years old or older.
  • 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 five official live performances booked between 2018 and 2019.
  • Present a career development strategy (including export) with concrete short- and long-term objectives.

Davido (singer-songwriter) presents during MIDEM's conference


  • The artist/band must be available to attend Midem from 4 to 7 June 2019 in Cannes, France. The detailed programme of all sessions will be communicated in April.
  • In case the artist/band cannot stay the whole duration of the event, at least one person of the team (preferably the manager) must remain available to be eligible for the programme.
  • The artist/band is requested to arrive in Cannes at least one day to perform, for technical requirement and rehearsal scheduling.
  • The artist/band must be available to perform at Midem in Cannes on the date allocated by the Midem team for the showcase. The date and schedule of the showcase will be communicated by the Midem team once the programme is confirmed.
  • The artist/band is requested to handle visa formalities when needed.
  • The artist/band must provide Midem with all administrative documentation before mid-April 2019.
  • The artist/band manager must ensure that each performing artist signs a contract with Midem before performing.
  • Midem will provide the finalists with the following:
  • A live showcase at Midem in front of delegates and the general public.
  • State-of-the-art facilities for PA/lighting/stage.
  • Standard backline.
  • Professional assistance by Midem's technical and logistics team.
  • Administrative formalities and artist’s salary.

MIDEM Hall of Award 2018

Enter the only-career booster programme for artists!

Midem 2019 takes place in Cannes, France from 4 to 7 June 2019.

The deadline for applications is 3rd February 2019 and interested parties can apply here:

For more information about Midem and the Artist Accelerator head over to: