HEMI Music Awards 2023 announces the 9 finalists!

Hub for the Exchange of Music Innovation (HEMI) is thrilled to announce the 9 finalists for the HEMI Music Awards (HMA) 2023!

Coming from 9 countries of Central & Southeastern Europe (Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia), these 9 HMA 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! 


Moreover, they will get access to HMA touring program including collaborations with booking managers around Europe, networking activities in the 9 HEMI partner events as well as a total prize of 2,000 Euros per nominee!


We are proud to introduce 9 exceptional European artists from a wide musical range such as the genre blending compositions and sonic fantasy of badfocus from the Czech Republic, the alternative r’n’b and freaky sounds of the Estonian manna, the dark pop fantasies and experimentations of Lia Hide from Greece, the organic melted into the electronic kind of style explorations of the Hungarian Ficture, the neo-soul tunes, dreamy harmonies and fresh beats of Dina Jashari from North Macedonia, the funky and groovy jazz  of the Polish Klawo based on pure improvisation, the chess like electronic music, game between drums and keyboards of the Romanian K not K, the powerful and fierce, made in Balkans dance-punk of MAiKA from Serbia and the classic, sentimental indie pop – rock of the Slovenian The Crossroads.


Discover all the beautiful and diverse sounds from our hemisphere here!

The 9 HMA finalists were selected from the pool of the 27 nominees of the 1st phase of HMA, HEMI’s International Jury members who represent Festival & Showcase Conferences, Music Venues, Booking Agencies, Music Associations, Export Offices and Music Media. Meet themall here




HEMI Music Awards (HMA) is a talent program for artists who are ready to develop an international career and who aim to reach new markets and audiences. HMA is organized by the Hub for the Exchange of Music Innovation (HEMI), a European initiative, co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, aiming to support artists and music business professionals from the Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, and Slovenia.

Τεχνόπολη Δήμου Αθηναίων - Technopolis City of Athens | SoundCzech | Music Estonia | Majdnem Híres Rocksuli | Password Production | KBF | Mastering the Music Business |  Exit Foundation | KSM   | Sigic | Creative Europe