Midem Buzz Bands 2006 (Official Showcases)

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Official Showcases - MIDEM BUZZ BANDS

23 & 24 January 2006 - Cannes, France

MIDEM, the world’s music market, is unequalled in the business of music. With 40 years of experience, Midem has a rich history of launching artists’ careers. No other single event in the world can boast providing potential access to an audience of 9,300 music professionals from 92 countries. For the 2006 edition, MIDEM has teamed up with Sonicbids to offer Midem 2006 clients the unique opportunity to get their acts onstage during the tradeshow and in front of the professional audience. On the evenings of January 23 & 24, 8 selected groups will play "Midem Buzz Bands" in Hotel Martinez, venue Acajou, Cannes, France.

Get your act onstage at Midem 2006.
Please read all details listed below:

1) Presentation of the offer

2) Conditions for submitting an act

3) What Midem offers

4) Financial and administrative conditions

1) Presentation of the offer - "Midem Buzz Bands 2006": A new opportunity for international acts of all genres and styles to perform live at MIDEM, the world’s music market – 22-26 January 2006, Hotel Martinez, Cannes, France. In association with Sonicbids, "Midem Buzz Bands" is a series of showcases during the Midem market to be held from 8:00pm to 12:00am on January 23 and 24, 2006.

  • All requests to perform at "Midem Buzz Bands 2006" are submitted via the Sonicbids website (please see conditions)

  • All requests go through a selection process

  • Up to a maximum of 8 acts will be selected to perform

  • The selection process will be undertaken by Midem and will be based on artistic quality

  • All acts will be informed of their status by the end of November 2005

  • The time and date of each individual showcase will be allocated by Midem

  • The deadline for submissions is November 15, 2005

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2) Conditions for submitting an act:
Submissions must be made online via the Sonicbids website. To submit an artist/group:

  • The person or company submitting the artist or group must subscribe to Sonicbids (All submission fees are non-refundable)

  • The artist/group must be signed with a label

  • The artist/group must have a verifiable experience of 3 live performances

  • The artist/group must have no more than 5 artists onstage

  • Each artist must be 18 years old or over

  • The artist/group must be available to perform at "Midem Buzz Bands 2006" in Cannes, France on the 2 dates allocated for the showcases

  • The artist/group must sign a contract with MIDEM before their performance at “Midem Buzz Bands 2006” (for French administrative purposes and to be able to be paid the legal salary by Midem)

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3) What Midem offers - "Midem Buzz Bands 2006": 23rd and 24th January 2006 – 8:00pm to 12:00am - venue Acajou, Hotel Martinez, Cannes, France

  • A 30 minute time slot for a private showcase (with a maximum of 5 artists) during Midem

  • Venue: venue Acajou, Hotel Martinez, Cannes, France with an approximate capacity of 300 people

  • Basic equipment (lighting and sound)

  • Technical staff

  • Line-check

  • Basic catering

  • Dressing room

  • Ground transportation (Nice airport/hotel/Nice airport/venue)

  • 1 night in a 3 star hotel with a maximum of 3 rooms per band (6 people) – continental breakfast included (2 nights for bands whose country of residence is outside Europe – on a one-by-one basis)

  • A basic legal salary per performing artist: approximately 95 EUR (ninety-five euros) per performing artist and 59 EUR (fifty-nine euros) per technician (with all proper res