In a first for an Australian act, Client Liaison has been chosen as a finalist for the Midem Artist Accelerator, along with ten other acts from across the globe. The international music conference, now in its 52nd year, will take places in Cannes, France from June 5 – 8. Midem Artist Accelerator was designed to support managers, agents, labels and publishers looking to grow their artists’ profiles globally. 600 acts applied for the program this year.
As part of the MAA, Client Liaison will perform on Midem’s Beach stage during the event. The Melbourne duo will also be offered a tailored program of networking, learning and coaching sessions. You can learn more about what the band is being offered here.
Alexandre Deniot, Director of Midem, said, “We are particularly excited about this year’s line-up for the Midem Artist Accelerator, with its strong accent on talent from the African continent. This truly global event also features artists from as far afield as Australia and Cuba, along with some home-grown French talent. When they all perform live in Cannes, I think that Midem attendees will be in for a real treat.”
Client Liaison are also in the running to perform at the Midem 2018 Opening Night Party. You can vote for them by liking their photo on Midem’s Facebook page. Voting closes Sunday May 6.
To register for Midem 2018, please follow this link.
The 11 finalists for this year’s Midem Artist Accelerator are:
AGAR AGAR (France)
BIGSTAR (South Africa)
CLIENT LIAISON (Australia)
DAMIAN LYNN (Switzerland)
DYLAN WILLIAMS (United Kingdom)
HYPHEN HYPHEN (France)
LA DAME BLANCHE (Cuba)
T$HEGO (South Africa)
The judging panel consisted of:
Abiola Oke – CEO & Publisher, OkayAfrica (USA/Africa)
Alex Okosi – Executive Vice President & Managing Director, Viacom International Media Networks Africa/BET International (Africa)
Christian Bernhardt – Agent, United Talent Agency (USA)
Devraj Sanyal – Managing Director & CEO, Universal Music Group South Asia/EMI Music South Asia/Enchanted Valley Carnival (India)
Emmylou Prevett – Creative Content & Programming Manager, Vevo (France)
Julian Marshall – Global Head of Content, Shazam (UK)
Leila Cobo – Executive Director of Latin content and programming, Billboard (USA)
Patrik Larsson – A&R and Label Manager, Playground Music Scandinavia (Sweden)
Rob Hallett – Founder, Robomagic (UK)
Willy Ehmann – Artist Manager (Germany)
Yoon-Young Kong – Founder and Executive Producer, Zandari Festa (South Korea)
Yoshinari Hirayama – Promotion & Marketing Chief Manager, Creativeman (Japan)