HEMI MUSIC AWARDS 2021 - PHASE 2: SELECTION PHASE

We are thrilled to announce the 9 International Finalists for the HEMI Music Awards 2021! 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!  

Along with the training program, the 9 finalists will be performing and presenting a song of their choice during the HMA Live Music Session, an online event that will give the opportunity to both audiences and Jury members to discover them live on stage! Moreover, all the artists will be presented during the HEMI partner event, Mastering the Music Business, the international showcase conference of Romania, to finally enter the last phase of the awards in June, leading to the selection of the 3 winners of the HEMI Music Awards 2021.

We present you below the HMA 2021 Phase 2 finalists in alphabetical order by country of origin! Discover all the beautiful and diverse sounds from our HEMIsphere!

Czech Republic (CZ)
Thom Artway marries a modern sound to classic songwriting. His folk-pop draws you in with a distinctive voice and naggingly melodic earworms. Thom has performed at the legendary Sziget festival in Hungary, and his tour took in Amsterdam, Helsinki, Zurich, Luxembourg and the UK!

Czech Republic (CZ)
Estonia (EE)
I Wear* Experiment is a punchy nordic indie electro trio leaning towards experimentation and cinematic soundscapes. The band began their journey into electronical pop music bringing back the punch and aggressiveness that they feel has gone missing over time.

Estonia (EE)
Greece (GR)
Deaf Radio is a desert/alternative rock band formed in Athens, Greece, in 2015. After “Alarm” garnered more than one and a half million streams online and sell- out crowds when performed live, the band’s most recent creation, “ Modern Panic”, left no ear unturned with its sprawling and exhilarating style.

Greece (GR)
Hungary (HU)
Woodstock Barbie infuses vintage blues rock with scratchy stoner and silky soul. Their debut EP Never Gonna Fall in Line came out in October 2019 and they immediately ended up sharing the stage with Dopethrone (CAN). They won the Hungarian Fülesbagoly talent competition’s ‘Best Female Singer’ and ‘Best Musican’ awards.

Hungary (HU)
North Macedonia (MK)
As a truly outstanding and hardworking band into the European emerging artists pool, Funk Shui (based in North Macedonia) is catching the eyes and ears of many. The band has already been a part of the showcase programs of MENT Ljubljana, Athens Music Week, PIN Music conference.

North Macedonia (MK)
Poland (PL)
Izzy and the Black Trees bring female led energy that can be compared to early Blondie, Pj Harvey, Patti Smith band, mixed with fuzz, noisy guitar riffs, post -punk beat, poetic lyrics & feisty melodies. Their live shows are full of punk and rock’n’roll energy!

Poland (PL)
Romania (RO)
Lucia’s career got a kickstart in 2012 when her first single “Silence” went viral and made her an overnight success, with 27 million views to date and legions of fans in Turkey, South America and of course her home country of Romania. She performs in a band format, with the bass guitar, drums, keys and occasional cello!

Romania (RO)
Republic of Serbia (RS)
Dogs in Kavala have already gathered a formidable fan base all around Europe! They are currently working on their 3rd album which promises to reach another level in term of production quality. Their shows are characterized by a close dynamic relation with the audience, sing-alongs from the first rows and an obligatory joined bow at the end.

Republic of Serbia (RS)
Slovenia (SL)
With their energetic stage performances, Koala Voice have been, from the very beginning, attracting both younger and older audiences. They started performing in 2012 and have through their first appearances in smaller clubs, broken into bigger stages year after year, both at home and abroad.

Slovenia (SL)

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!