MidemLab startup competition

The leading international music-related startup competition celebrates its 10th anniversary.

  • What is MidemLab?

    Midemlab, the leading international music-related startup competition will celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2017.

    Midemlab features the most promising international startups that offer innovative solutions, helping the music industry build new consumer experiences.

    Find new business partners and raise funds; pitch your startup and get recognition from the industry; make sure the international press hear about your product; get advice from tech & music pros, and more.

    Twenty finalists will be chosen to pitch at Midem by our selecting partners Music Ally, bluenove and Northzone.

    Finalists to be announced in May. Stay tuned!

  • Why take part?

    Why take part?

    • Win a free registration and pitch on-stage at Midem,
    • Find new business partners among the decision-makers of the music industry,
    • Meet with investors & raise funds,
    • Get feedback on how to make your service better,
    • Gain international visibility.
    Eligibility criteria

    Eligibility criteria

    • Available to attend Midem if selected to pitch,
    • A new company (less than 5 years old),
    • Business-ready: already launched or in beta,
    • Independent, not affiliated to a group,
    • Genuinely original and innovative, with international viability.
    Enter into 1 of 4 categories

    Four categories

    • Music creation & education,
    • Music discovery & distribution,
    • Marketing & data/analytics,
    • Experiential technologies – VR/AR, high-resolution, IoT & hardware.
  • Midemlab 2017 Jury Members

  • Key dates

    • Early January: Call for entries opens
    • Mid-February: Jury members & selecting partners announced
    • March 24: Deadline for applications
    • 1st week of May: Finalists announced
    • 7 June:Finalists pitch their business model at Midem

    Key documents


  • 2017 Partners

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