HEMI Music Awards 2022: Open Call for Artists!

Be one of the 27 artists who will be selected from Central & South-eastern Europe for the first phase of the HEMI Music Awards and earn training sessions and networking activities in order to discover new music markets! Applications deadline: 23 January 2022

Are you a solo artist or a band? Feelin’ export-ready? Apply now at HEMI Music Awards (HMA) and get the chance to break through the borders!

Nine (9) of you will pass to the second phase of HMA where you will have the opportunity for personalized support by international music industry experts, together with promo support and live touring among 10 leading music conferences and festivals such as:


And the HMA 2022 winner is…

The one who will be selected according to the evaluation activities and number of bookings achieved in the second phase of HEMI Music Awards.

And the HMA 2022 prize is…

5.000 euros to cover content and promotional costs as well as all expenses for a super gig in a major European Music Festival!

The selection in all three phases will be done by an international Jury of 27 members, which include festival organizers, promoters, export-office managers, venue managers, and music journalists, while all applicants will benefit from the publicity by 18 media partners from the 9 HEMI countries (Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia) of the Central and South-eastern Europe (CSEE).

Applicants must be solo artists or bands over 18 years old, living in one of the HEMI countries. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday the 23th of January 2021 at 23.59 CET. Competition is open to any music genre and admission is free.

All it takes is to fill in the application form here!

Applications deadline: 23 January 2022

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

HEMI is an initiative of 10 music organizations from Central and South Eastern Europe (CSEE), co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union for 4 years (2020-23).

Developed as a cluster, the partnership includes public and private organizations, associations, festival and conference organizers, export offices and a music business school.

HEMI vision is to create a sustainable “Music Hub”, aiming to develop innovative business models, co-produce and co-promote new events / products, create an Incubator for music professionals, and support artists to meet current market needs.

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