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Friday, December 4, 2009

MIDEM reveals its talents for 2010

Diving With Andy Franck Honor
Tigran Hamasyan Christian Ducasse

Wayne Beckford Ola Hedin

Sophie Hunger Benoit Peverelli

Paris, 30 November 2009 For the third year running, MidemTalent is promoting up and coming artists with strong export potential. From 24-26 January, thirteen pop/rock, electro, world music and jazz artists and bands will perform on stage at the Carlton Hotel for professionals attending MIDEM and the public of Cannes.

British performers Wayne Beckford, King Charles and The Black Swan Effect; French rockers Plastiscines; Irish singer-songwriter and Mercury Awards nominee Lisa Hannigan; and French pop group Diving with Andy, nominated for the Prix Constantin 2009, are just a few of the artists lined up for MidemTalent 2010. Also appearing is Swiss singer-songwriter, pianist and guitar player Sophie Hunger, as well as Armenian pianist Tigran Hamasyan.

The artists who will be appearing as part of MidemTalent 2010 have already embarked upon successful careers in their respective countries. By welcoming them to MidemTalent, we are helping them in their development and international exposure, says Dominique Leguern, Director of MIDEM.

MidemTalent is sponsored by the on-line promotion platform Sonicbids.

Line-up as of 30 November 2009:

DEPEDRO (Pias Recordings-Spain)
DIVING WITH ANDY (Universal Music Classics-France)
FRANCOIS BOURASSA (Effendi Rec.-Canada)
HINDI ZAHRA (EMI Blue Note-France)
KING CHARLES (mi7 Records-UK)
LISA HANNIGAN (Hoop Recordings-Ireland)
PACO VOLUME (Discograph-France)
PLASTISCINES (Because-France)
SOPHIE HUNGER (Two Gentlemen-Switzerland)
TIGRAN HAMASYAN (Plus loin Recording-France)
WAYNE BECKFORD (Believe Digital-UK)

Photos of the artists are available for download from:

New this year:
Ģ MidemNet for free! - Access to the cutting-edge digital business conference included in MIDEM registration.
Ģ MidemNet Lab - Discover the latest digital innovations through the selection of 15 promising start-ups, chosen by a jury of successful entrepreneurs.
Ģ MIDEM+ - Innovative networking solutions and one-on-one expert guidance to boost business efficiency.
Ģ Redesigned exhibition zone - Networking, knowledge and open meeting places right at the heart of the market.
Ģ The Fringe - A friendly and efficient manner to showcase artists to the world.

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