HEMI MUSIC AWARDS 2022 - PHASE 3: WINNER
The international Jury of 27 members including Industry experts, festival organisers, promoters, export offices, venue managers and music journalists from the 9 countries participating in the Awards: Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia has left the courtroom!
After 6 fruitful months of collaboration, meetings and networking sessions, 6 enlightening workshops, 9 amazing showcase events and 49 successful mentoring sessions, the time for the big announcement has come.
A total prize value of € 5,000 per winner will cover the costs for content creation, promo campaigns, participation to selected music conferences, and all expenses for touring to international festivals and showcase events!
Let’ s take a minute to appreciate all the artists and managers, for their commitment, punctuality, and collaborative spirit. We couldn’t have pulled this off without you!
Hats off tο:
Zimbru is an indie / art-rock band from Cluj-Napoca, Romania comprised of Teodora Retegan, Paul Bucovesan, Andrei Bobiș and Oana Pop. Their sound can be described as a wild mix of raspy synthesizers, angular guitar riffs, and lively percussion all topped off by stories of dancing, lost pets, real love, and nostalgia for never experienced past decades.
Listen: https://smarturl.it/SpotifyZimbru | Find out more: https://hemimusichub.com/artist/zimbru-ro/
The future looks brighter than the sun. Can’t wait to watch them take their next steps and spread their wings and fly over the HEMIsphere and beyond!
Stay tuned for the sequel!
HMA 2022 - PHASE 2: SELECTION PHASE
We are thrilled to announce the 9 International Finalists for the HEMI Music Awards 2022! These 9 exceptional European artists will now have access to mentoring and training activities targeted towards developing their skills and competencies in communication and revenue streams, with the aim to help propel their international career!
Embarking on this promising HEMIsphere adventure, each of the nominees earns a total prize value of € 2,000! They also will get access to the HMA touring programme including collaborations with booking managers around Europe and networking activities in the 9 HEMI partner events!
We present you below the HMA 2022 Phase 2 finalists in alphabetical order by country of origin! Discover all the beautiful and diverse sounds from our HEMIsphere!
HEMI MUSIC AWARDS 2021 – PHASE 1: PRESELECTION PHASE
Meet the 27 nominated artists and bands from 9 countries of Central and Southeastern Europe (Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia) that participated in the initial Phase 1 of HEMI Music Awards 2021!
HEMI MUSIC AWARDS 2022 – PHASE 1: PRESELECTION PHASE
Meet the 27 nominated artists and bands from 9 countries of Central and Southeastern Europe (Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, and Slovenia) that are participating in the initial Phase 1 of HEMI Music Awards 2022!
Discover all the passionate, creative and skilled nominees and listen to the sound coming live and clear from our HEMIsphere!
PHASE 1: PRESELECTION TIME
Meet the 27 nominated artists and bands from 9 countries of Central and Southeastern Europe (Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia) which are participating in the initial Phase 1 of HEMI Music Awards 2021!
Discover all the passionate, creative and skilled nominees and listen to the sounds coming live and clear from our HEMIsphere!
HEMI MUSIC AWARDS 2022 – JURY MEMBERS
The International Jury consists of 3 experts from each country (27 members in total) representing Artistic Directors, Promoters, Festival & Showcase Conferences or Venue Managers, Music Journalists, Export Office and Music Business School Directors
HEMI MUSIC AWARDS 2022 – MENTORS
HEMI MUSIC AWARDS 2022 – MEDIA PARTNERS
HEMI MUSIC AWARDS 2022 - OPEN CALL
HEMI Music Awards is a talent programme for artists who seek professional support to help them break through the borders, reach new audiences and develop an international career.
The Αwards are addressed to Export-ready solo artists or bands. They must have promo material on the internet, music available on major streaming platforms, and experience in playing music to a live audience.
HEMI MUSIC AWARDS (HMA) is organized by the Hub for the Exchange of Music Innovation (HEMI) a project of 10 organizations from 9 countries, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The selection is done by an international Jury of 27 members Industry Experts, Festival organizers, Promoters, Export Offices, Venue managers and Music journalists from the 9 countries participating in the Awards: Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia.
The process of selection is developed in 3 phases:
Phase 1: Preselection of 3 nominees from each country
This phase is about checking applicants’ data and eligibility criteria, leading to a preselection of 3 nominees per country (27 in total). The Jury members will evaluate the nominees through networking and training sessions. The objective is to help artists identify skills and competencies they need towards the development of their international career.
Phase 2: Selection of 9 International Nominees
In this phase, the Jury will reduce the 3 nominees to 1 nominee per country, leading to a pool of 9 international nominees. These nominees will go through specialized training, and receive a Tailor-Made Business Consultancy aimed to help them expand their carrier beyond their home country! All nominees will participate in an international live music event, which will lead to the final phase of the programme.
Phase 3: Award Winners
In the final phase of the programme, the Jury will select from the international nominees, 3 winners of the HEMI Music Awards 2021.
The announcement will be made during a special event in mid-May.
WHAT DO WE OFFER?
The HEMI Music Awards 2022 budget is divided in prize packages worth a total of €36,000. The packages are split as follows:
The 27 nominees (phase 1) participating in the initial phase of the award, will earn activities that will help them evaluate their capacity to access new territories.
The package for each one includes accreditations to attend HEMI partners’ events, business assessment made by Export Office partners, training sessions, and media coverage.
The 9 International nominees (phase 2) will win personalized support through activities which will help them learn new skills and expand their competencies, contributing towards the development of their international career.
The support package for each includes, but is not limited to, networking activities, extensive media coverage, professional coaching and participation to international live showcase event, a total prize value of € 2,000 per nominee.
The HEMI Music Awards winners (phase 3): 3 winners will receive the HMA prize.
The Package for each winner will cover costs for content creation, promo campaigns, participation to selected Music conferences, and all expenses for touring to international Festivals and showcase events, a total prize value of € 6,000 per winner.
The HEMI Music Awards winners will also be promoted by the 18 media partners of the programme.
The HEMI Music Awards (HMA) activities will combine theory, practice and most of all, provide you life time experiences!
HMA Business Consultancy
Tailor made activities provided by selected music industry experts, to give you all the answers in a 360 approach.
HMA Delegate Pass
A privileged access and an opportunity to meet with international Music Industry professionals, to develop your network.
HMA Artists Focus
Dedicated promotional events during Showcase and Conferences, to present yourself to international music professionals!
HMA Live Tour
Get booked and prepare your trip to tour in some or perhaps even all HMA associate Showcases Conference and festivals!
HMA Export Pack
Support for promotions, content creation and matchmaking activities, to ensure you get everything you need to go international!
HEMI MUSIC AWARDS Prize 2022
After your sucesful journey in central, eastern and south european Showcase Conferences and Festivals, get ready to go west, with a promo support pack and a Live performance at major european music festival!
HEMI MUSIC AWARDS (HMA) 2022 ACTIVITY PROGRAMME
Phase 1 activities
Preselection and Evaluation for the 27 Nominees
Period: 23rd of January – 22nd of March 2022
- Personal meeting with national HMA team
- Common meeting with HEMI partners
- Meeting with all HMA nominees
- Access to online lectures
Workshops & Lecture topics
- kickoff meeting
- Discover HMA Music Markets (workshop)
- From identity to strategy (lecture)
- Meaning of Export Ready (lecture)
- How to talk to the press? (lecture)
…and 7 more topics to be announced!
HMA delegate pass
Each of the nominees (solo artist and/or all band members) will receive an accreditation to attend the event of their home country (final dates tbc) :
- Tallinn Music Week (EE) > 04-08/05/2022
- MENT Ljubljana (SI) > 08-10/06/2022
- Athens Music Week (GR) > 21-25/06/2022
- Wianki w Krakowie (PL) > 23-26/06/2022
- EXIT Festival (RS) > 07-10/07/2022
- Mastering the Music Business (RO) > 6-8/09/2022
- Reconnect (CZ) > 28/10 -1/11/2022
- BUSH (HU) > 21-23/10/2022
- Tak Brzmi Miasto (PL) > 12-13/11/2022
- PIN Music Conference (MK) > 25-27/11/2022
Phase 2 activities
Selection of the 9 International Nominees
Period: April – November 2022
- Coordination meetings with HMA team
- Artists Focus and Networking activities during HEMI partners events
- Business Consultancy based on personalized needs (common workshops and one on one mentoring sessions)
- HMA live tour > Booking for live performances from HEMI partners for their Festivals and Showcase Conferences
HMA Delegate pass
1 Artist representative or Band Manager of each of the 9 nominees will receive accreditations to access all HEMI partners’ events:
Athens Music Week (GR), BUSH (HU), EXIT Festival (RS), Mastering the Music Business (RO), MENT Ljubljana (SI), Reconnect (CZ), Tak Brzmi Miasto (PL), Tallinn Music Week (EE), PIN Music Conference (MK) and Wianki w Krakowie (PL)
Phase 3 activities
Selection of Award winner
Period: November – December 2022
- Meeting with HMA team
- Set up of Promotional activities
- Organization of live performance at major european music festival
HMA Export Pack
- Matchmaking with professional contacts (e.g. music platforms, Labels, Music Agencies, Booking Agencies, Festival organizers).
- Promotional support prior, during and after live performance.
COVID-19 notice: HMA networking and travelling activities are subject to changes depending on the evolution of the pandemic.
WHO CAN APPLY
• Applicants must be solo artists or bands living in one of the countries participating in the contest:
– Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, and Slovenia.
• Artists and band members must be 18 and above.
• Artists will be asked to demonstrate that :
– they have a marketing plan to promote their music,
– they have released new music over the last 2 years,
– they have performed in concerts over the last 2 years.
• Artists’ motivation
• Project Export potential
• Fluency in English
WANT TO TAKE YOUR CHANCE? APPLY NOW!
The deadline to submit applications is set to Sunday 23rd of January 2022, 23:59 CET.
On Wednesday, 9th of Febuary 2022, 3 nominees from each of the 9 participating countries will be contacted to confirm their participation and send further information.
Should you have been selected, you will have 3 calendar days to contact us. Kindly note that if you do not respond, your nomination will be offered to another applicant.
The pre-selected nominees will be announced on Monday 21st of February 2022. For further inquiries, please contact us at info[at]hemimusichub.eu