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Midem, the International B2B Music market
6-9 June 2017, Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France
The leading international music-related startup competition celebrates its 10th anniversary.
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.
Apply now! 20 finalists will be chosen through the call for entry to pitch at Midem.
Apply before 20 March 2017
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Midemlab 2016 finalists
Now has more than 175 million monthly listeners.
2009 Midemlab winner
Closed 2nd seed round right after Midem.
2016 Midemlab winner
Was acquired by Pandora in 2015.
2011 Midemlab winner
Raised funds from the Foundry Group after meeting them at Midem that same year.
2015 Midemlab finalist
Was acquired by Spotify in 2014.
2009 Midemlab finalist
Since its launch, brought together 12 million people who have pledged $2.6 billion to fund 112,924 creative projects.
Raised $2.5m right after Midem.
2016 Midemlab finalist
Has now 10 million active users and generates $100 million in ticket revenues.
2010 Midemlab finalist
Was acquired by YouTube.
2011 Midemlab finalist
Startup Liaison Officer
Rackspace Hosting (USA)
CEO & Founder
Altimeter Group (USA)
EVP Global Business Development & Digital Strategy
Sony Music Entertainment (USA)
Editor At Large
Index Ventures (UK)
Director, Content Partnerships, Music & Live
Director, Facebook at Work
Northzone Ventures (Sweden)
Winning Midemlab didn't only boost our press coverage and increased general awareness for the Stagelink brand, but the many interesting meetings we had also lead to actual, valuable business relationships.
Nikolas Schriefer, CEO, Stagelink
Midem and Midemlab helped us to improve our contact network in the music industry and clearly defining our spot in the music ecosystem. On top of this, winning Midemlab’s startup competition was a turning point event for MIND Music Labs: it gave us the industry validation we were waiting for and opened-up several important doors for us.
Michele Benincaso, CEO & Founder, Mind Music Labs (Sweden)
Midemlab was a great opportunity to network with people at the intersection of music and technology and an excellent place to raise awareness of Songkick in the traditional music industry.
Ian Hogarth, Co-Founder & CEO, Songkick.com (UK)
We believe that the recognition that we get from Midemlab as an early-stage startup will help us in our current goal of fundraising
Iyke Onyemelukwe, Co-Founder, Ikonfete (UK)
All the business partners you need in one magnificent place.
Federico Rodriguez, Founder, FretX (France)
Just being part of the MidemLab lineup opened doors for us that may not have been available otherwise.
Damien Shiells, Co-Founder & CTO, Clowdy (UK)