Culture News


Midem Artist Accelerators 2018 Finalist

Midem has announced the 11 finalists in the Midem Artist Accelerator (MAA) – a platform that brings rising talent to a wider global audience.

Home of the global music community, Midem takes place in Cannes, France, from 5-8 June. The TRACE partnership will focus on the African music industry and held an a ‘African Forum’ which is also set to take place in June when the conference concludes in Cannes.  

This year’s MAA Artist Ambassador, South-African DJ and producer Black Coffee will be keynoting in Cannes and sharing his know-how with the 11 hot new acts. “As Midem puts the spotlight on Africa’s bourgeoning music scene, I’m truly honoured to be this year’s Artist Ambassador of the Midem Artist Accelerator. I’m thrilled to discover the 2018 finalists and be able to share with them my own experience as an artist.” 

The Midem Artist Accelerator 2018 finalists are … 

All finalists will perform live on the in Cannes in a series of concerts during the event. The artists will benefit from a tailored programme during the trade-show. Including coaching sessions and unique networking opportunities.

Discover the 11 finalists and vote for your favourite here before 6 May. The artist with the most votes will play live at the opening night party.

The finalists also have a unique opportunity to be recognized and mentored by a Committee of execs from UTA, OkayAfrica & more.

There is a Artistic Committee of top-notch industry players for the 2018 MAA. 

In addition, the finalists will receive further mentoring from a pool of experts as part of their MAA experience. 

We are particularly excited about this year’s line-up for the Midem Artist Accelrator, 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 … attendees will be in for a real treat,” said Alexandre Deniot, Director of Midem.

Tweet us who you will be voting for @TRACE_inter

Latest news
Trace News, TV, Radios, VOD, Apps