midem Off Showcase Competition 2012

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Don't miss your LAST CHANCE to perform at an official showcase at midem Off. Over three nights from 28-31 January, selected bands will play one of ten bars in the heart of the city in front of a 250 person audience. This is your opportunity to show the midem community, music business professionals, and the local public how you work a crowd. 3 bands will have the opportunity to win an artist pack at midem 2012./n/nEarn your chance to perform at an official showcase at midem Off, which includes band showcases at 10 bars across Cannes, France during midem 2012, January 28-31. 3 bands will receive an artist pack at midem 2012, including a showcase, midem pass, local transportation, and more. Don’t miss your opportunity to show the midem community, music business professionals, and the local public how you work a crowd.

Artists must submit their BEST video which will be used in public fan voting. The top 10 finalists from the voting period will be whittled down to the final 3 acts by midem staff.

3 selected artists will receive:

  • A slot at midem Off in one of the selected bars

  • Free registration to midem for 1 member of the band (additional registration is 295 euros- special price for artists) including access to the midem Market, the conferences, the concerts and all other events

  • 1 invitation to the "Direct 2 Fan" lunch on Monday, January 30 and a transfer both ways from Nice airport/Train Station to Cannes

  • Access to midem database - their online matchmaking platform - which allows you to network with other delegates and manage your schedule before arriving to Cannes

  • Integration in the midem Off communication campaign (midem "Live" programme on midem.com and Special)

  • Learn how to thrive as an independent artist at Midem academy, a complete training program tailored in association with Berklee College of Music

  • Business acceleration at the Direct 2 Fan camp: engage in close, collaborative mentoring sessions with digital geniuses, branding strategists and music industry professionals

  • Professional sound, lights & backline

midem 2012 will put artists at the heart of the market. midem is the place where music makers, cutting edge technologies, brands and talent come together to enrich the passionate relationship between people & music, transform audience engagement and form new business connections. Artists will be able to meet up with labels, A&R, promoters, brands and techs to help artists engage with fans and monetize their music. Each year 7,000 music professionals in music, technology and business from more than 70 countries attend midem.

The following artists, music professionals and representatives from cutting edge technologies have attended midem: Imogen Heap, Damien Kulash (OK Go), David Guetta, Amanda Palmer, Pharrell Williams, Pete Wentz (Fall Out Boy), J.Y Park, Paul McGuiness, Mark Kelly (Marillion), Will.i.am (Black Eyed Peas), peter gabriel, Chuck D (Public Enemy), MOG, YouTube, Grooveshark, SoundCloud, MySpace, The Hype Machine, Nimbit, SPotify, Shazam and many more.

Please note: Artists must be unsigned and have verifiable experience of 10 live performances. Artists must be 18 years old or over and cannot have more then 5 band members. Do not submit if you are not available to perform at midem Off in Cannes, France on the date of showcase.

Tech Specs: Please note that It will be the bar pa/light/stage, bars will be equipped with the same basic backline; no additional music equipment will be allowed