The fourth MidemTalent sidebar will put the spotlight on 8 up-coming groups or artists with strong international potential in a series of concerts on Monday 24 and Tuesday 25 January 2011, as part of the 45th MIDEM, in Cannes.
MidemTalent showcases artists with established reputations in their home territories, and whose appearance at MIDEM will offer international visibility and the opportunity to find new worldwide partners. “Whether pop, rock, folk or electronic, all the major genres will be represented this year among these talented artists, each with undeniable potential for international success,” said Luc Charles, MIDEM’s Artistic Director. “Over two days, MIDEM will welcome some of the most promising names from Britain (Monarchy), America (Oh No Oh My), Belgium (Puggy), Ireland (James Vincent McMorrow, Yes Cadets), Italy (Malika Ayane) and France (Curry & Coco), plus a special guest from America, Saul Williams.”
It’s interesting that most of the bands are signed to major labels or publishers, and yet nonetheless have MySpace pages.
After a quick scan through the artists, our shortlist is: Yes Cadets, Malika Yanae and Puggy. Remember where you heard about them first. If you have other tips for Midem, please feel free to leave them as a comment. Last year’s tips proved very interesting. Click through for the line-up:
|Monday 24 January 2011 – Hotel Martinez, Salon Acajou|
|OH NO OH MY, (US, Moelleux Records)|
|YES CADETS (UK)|
|MONARCHY (UK, Mercury)|
|CURRY & COCO (France, Peermusic)|
|Tuesday 25 January 2011 – Hotel Martinez, Ballroom|
|JAMES VINCENT MC MORROW (Ireland, Believe)|
|MALIKA AYANE (Italy, Sugar Music)|
|PUGGY (Belgium, Mercury / Universal)|
|SAUL WILLIAMS (US, Columbia / Sony Music France)|
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Just saw that Puggy are in the Belgian charts with the aptly-titled “Something You Might Like” I told you they were good!
Any more tips for Midem?