Paris (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The line-up of the second edition of MidemTalent is shaping up and once again, it looks to be a diverse array of up and coming artists with strong international potential.
Around 20 groups or artists covering pop/rock, electro, folk, world music and jazz, hailing from every continent, will perform in Cannes from 18-21 January in front of an audience of industry executives and the public as part of the MIDEM conference.
Among the artists performing are American rock group Blue October; Colombian artist Monica Giraldo, recently nominated in the "Best New Artist" category at the Latin Grammys and South African band The Parlotones, crowned Best Rock Group at the 2006 South African Music Awards, are among the artists due to perform. They will be joined by John Shannon (U.S.), Hogni (Faroe Islands), Charlie Winston (U.K.), Ndidi Onukwulu (Canada), Sliimy (France) and Magnus Lindgren's Batucada Jazz (Sweden).
MidemTalent is aimed at showcasing developing artists for industry professionals as a part of the four day Midem conference. Midemtalent is sponsored by Activision Blizzard Inc. and its Guitar Hero franchise and on-line promotional platform Sonicbids.
MidemTalent is organised in association with Billboard, Musikwoche, Pangaea/A&R Worldwide and VIP Booking.
The current lineup:
Abhijit Pohankar Urban Ragas (Big Music – India)
Anne Paceo (Laborie Jazz – France)
Blue October (Brando/Universal – U.S.)
Charlie Winston, U.K. (Atmosphériques, France/Real World, U.K.)
Dave Stapleton Quintet (Westbury Music – Uk)
Dorantes (World Music Factory – Spain)
Frøy Aagre (Pling Music – Norway)
Hjaltalin (Kimi Rec. – Iceland)
Hogni (Tutl – Faroe Islands)
John Shannon (Obliqsound Inc. – U.S.)
Magnifico (Arih D.O.O – Slovenia)
Magnus Lindgren's Batucada Jazz (Higher Ground – Sweden)
Mamas Gun (Decca Rec. – U.K.)
Matthew Andrae (France Music – Usa)
Misinterprotato (Jazzhead – Australia)
Monica Giraldo, Colombia (Wattsup!/Codiscos – Usa & Colombie)
Ndidi Onukwulu, Canada (Naïve – France)
Rotary Downs (Rookery Records, U.S.)
Scott Mckeon Band (Provogue Records – U.K.)
Sliimy (Warner – France)
The Ghost, Faroe Islands (Sunday Best – U.K.)
The Parlotones (Sovereign Ent. – South Africa)
Yodelice (Mercury – France)
For more information on MIDEM and MidemTalent check them out online, here – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers