International B2B music market Midem is inviting bands, managers, agents, labels and publishers around the world to register their artists for the Midem Talent Exporter programme.

Midem Talent Exporter allows artists to boost their international careers and meet professionals in the music industry to establish concrete commercial partnerships. Selected artists will present their projects during the Midem Digital edition from 16 to 19 November. Last year’s finalists included Mpho Sebina, Nadia Nakai and Stanley Enow, among others.

“The Midem Talent Exporter is a real door opener for artists, offering unique opportunities for international encounters along with a full educational programme and great networking with the global music community,” Midem says. “This is your chance to find new partners among international decision makers, gain visibility and exposure as well as get advice from pros to take your artist to the next level”.

Requirements 

Participants in Midem Talent Exporter must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a solo artist or a group.
  • Be 18 years old or over.
  • Be export-ready.
  • Present an original musical creation (audio or video).
  • Have a professional entourage (manager, label, agent, etc.).
  • Present a career development strategy, including export, with concrete short- and long-term goals.
  • Be looking for potential partners, mainly for export.
  • Have a minimum of five official live performances booked between 2019 and 2021.
  • Be looking for potential partners, mainly for export.

Selected artists will benefit from the following:

  • A presentation of their projects during Midem Digital 2021.
  • Meetings with agents, labels, festival promoters and other music industry professionals.
  • Career development training sessions and other Midem programmes.
  • Professional assistance from the Midem technical and logistical team.
  • Promotion on Midem’s media platforms: websites, social networks, newsletters, communication campaigns, etc.

How to participate

Interested artists and professionals should submit:

  • The musical project links (audio and/or video), which must be original creation(s) (no sampling or unauthorised use of copyright-protected material). The track(s) can be acoustic, electronic, instrumental or featuring voices.
  • The artist’s/band’s short-term and mid-term development plan (including export).

The submission form is available here

The submission deadline is 25 July at 5pm CAT.

For more guidelines, view the original call here.

Mac Nuru

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