Big Star announced as finalist for MIDEM artist accelerator 2018

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Big Star announced as finalist for MIDEM artist accelerator 2018

Johannesburg, Friday, 20 April 2018 – Multi-talented creative musical genius, Big Star, has just been announced by the world’s leading music event, MIDEM, as a finalist for their upcoming MIDEM Artist Accelerator 2018 programme.

The MIDEM Artist Accelerator 2018 programme has selected 11 emerging talent around the world from thousands of applications shortlisted by a highly qualified Artistic Committee which was made up of global heavy hitters in the music industry including high profile representatives from companies such as VEVO, Billboard, Universal Music Group, Shazam and Viacom International Networks just to name a few.

“Getting the opportunity to network and perform in France feels dope. I’m stoked to be taking the band out there with me and especially look forward to creating long lasting international connects. Shout out to MIDEM for inviting us over,” shares Big Star.

“Big Star’s time is now. His artistry as a musician has evolved over the years and we are proud that he has been recognised by the most prestigious music conference in the world as an emerging talent that can take on international markets,” expresses Raphael Benza of Vth Season.

Home of the global music community, MIDEM takes place in Cannes, France, from 5 – 8 June 2018. As a finalist of the MIDEM Artist Accelerator 2018 programme, Big Star will perform live on the Midem Beach in Cannes in a series of concerts during the event and will benefit from a tailored programme during the tradeshow, including coaching sessions and unique networking opportunities.

To see Big Star perform at the opening night party, VOTE by like his photo directly on the MIDEM Facebook page here:

“We are particularly excited about this year’s line-up for the MIDEM Artist Accelerator, with its strong accent on talent from the African continent. This truly global event also features artists from as far afield as Australia and Cuba, along with some home-grown French talent. When they all perform live in Cannes, I think that MIDEM attendees will be in for a real treat,” shares Alexandre Deniot, Director of MIDEM.

Stream or download Big Star’s latest single Closer on all major digital platforms here: and look out for his debut album Me & Mines coming out this June.

Follow Big Star and @VthSeason on social media for his road to MIDEM.

Connect with Big Star:

Facebook: Big Star Live (

Twitter: @BigStar_Live

Instagram: @BigStar_Live


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