Midem, where ideas grow

Midem develops an exclusive conference programme led by the most respected decision makers
from all around the world to help participants to gain insightful business tips, case studies, and technical solutions.

  • Focus on

    Copyright Summit


    As copyright laws are being reformed across the globe and the debate on fair remuneration is stronger than ever, international decision makers and music tech professionals come together during the 4th edition of the Midem Copyright Summit to share their insights on the evolutions of copyright across Europe and
    North America.

    We are proud to give the floor to some the most respected executives on the subject:

    Focus on Shenman and Butler
  • Cary Sherman is Chairman and CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), the organization representing the nation’s major music labels. Throughout his tenure, Sherman has helped guide the industry’s efforts to facilitate new ways for fans to access music and to ensure that music creators are properly compensated as streaming becomes the dominant format of the business

    Chris Butler is Head of Publishing at the Music Sales Group, a worldwide family owned independent publisher headquartered in London. In addition, he is Chairman of ICMP (International Confederation of Music Publishers) and an advocate of creators’ rights worldwide.

    Dina LaPolt is one of the most respect lawyers in the music industry and a true advocate for creator’s rights. she has co-founded Songwriters of North America (SONA) and has become one of the strongest voices in favour of the Music Modernization Act.

  • Conference's Highlights

  • Get inspired by our selection of influential speakers

  • Influential women speak at Midem

    As part of the Midem Conference Programme, Midem is proud to give the floor to the most influential women of the music community, whether they are artists, music and tech executives or working for world-renowned media and brands.

    Among which: Yemi Alade, Artist (Nigeria), Marcie Allen, President, MAC Presents (USA), Sandra Jimenez, Head of Music, LATAM, YouTube/Google Play (Brazil), Dina LaPolt, President, LaPolt Law (USA), Scarlett Li, Head of Music, China Media Capital & Zebra Media (China), Helen Smith, Executive Chair, IMPALA (Belgium), Leila Cobo, Executive Director, Latin Content & Programming, Billboard (USA), Shirley Halperin, Executive Director, Variety (USA), Mayna Nevarez, CEO, Nevarez Communications (USA), Milana Lewis, CEO, STEM (USA)

    To help empower women in the music industry, we recently have joined Keychange programme with Midem's 50:50 gender balance pledge to feature at least one woman per conference panel by 2022.

    Alongside the conference programme, they will discuss current and future initiatives to empower their contributions to the music industry during the special brunch & speed meeting organised with Women in Music. Stay tuned for more info.

    women in music
  • 2018 Midemlab finalists

    • Latin America

    • Asia

    • Africa

    • Europe

    • USA

      • Eduardo Cabra aka Visitante
        • Songwriter & Producer
          Calle 13/Trending Tropics (Puerto Rico)
      • Elvis Crespo
        • Artist (Puerto Rico/USA)
      • Sandra Gama
        • Chief Legal Officer
          iMusica (Brazil)
      • Leca Guimaraes
        • International Festival Director
          C3 Presents (Brazil)
      • Luiz Cláudio T. Moura
        • International Music Publishing Coordinator
          Som Livre Edições Musicais (Brazil)
      • Dennis Murcia
        • Global Marketing, Business Development & Digital Strategy
          CODISCOS / Tropisounds (Colombia)
      • Juan S. Ortiz de Zaldumbide
        • Co-Founder & Head of Marketing
          M3Music (Colombia)
      • Juan Paz
        • Artist Manager & Co-Founder
          M3 Music (Colombia/USA)
      • Mayna Nevarez
        • CEO
          Nevarez Communications (USA)
      • Anuj Gupta
        • Business Head - IPs and International Touring
          OML Entertainment (India)
      • Kim Hyungsuk
        • Chairman
          Kiwi Media Group/K-note
          Applied Music Academy (Korea/China)
      • Priyanka Khimani
        • Partner
          Anand and Anand & Khimani (India)
      • Lauren Rose Kocher
        • Business Creation Room
          Sony Music Entertainment (Japan)
      • James Smith
        • VP
          Touring & Festivals, Live Nation (Japan)
      • Allyson Toy
        • Artist Manager & DJ (China)
      • Zhao Yue
        • Content & Operations Director
          Douban Music (China)
      • Ed Peto
        • Managing Director
          Outdustry (China)
      • Yoshinari Hirayama
        • Promotion and Marketing Chief Manager
          Creativeman Productions (Japan)
      • Blick Bassy
        • Artist (Cameroon)
      • Toya Delazy
        • Artist & Founder
          Delazy Entertainment (South Africa)
      • Martin Nielsen
        • CEO
          Mdundo (Kenya)
      • Philo
        • CEO & Co-Founder
          Bomayé Musik (Congo/France) - voir photo MAYA MUESA
      • Abiola Oke
        • CEO & Publisher
          OkayAfrica (USA/Africa)
      • Alex Okosi
        • Managing Director
          ‎Viacom International Media Networks Africa/BET International (Africa)
      • Brett Loubser
        • CEO
          Tencent Africa (South Africa)
      • David Bradley
        • Agent
          William Morris Endeavor (UK)
      • Charles Caldas
        • CEO
          Merlin (UK)
      • Ben Chapman
        • Head of Digital
          BBC Radio & Music (UK)
      • Raoul Chatterjee
        • Director Content Partnerships
          Soundcloud (UK) - NEW
      • Joachim Garraud
        • Artist (France)
      • Denis Ladegaillerie
        • Founder & CEO
          ‎Believe Digital (France)
      • Katie Malcolmson
        • Head of UK PR
          Brixton Agency (UK)
      • Akotchayé Okio
        • International Development Officer for Africa
          Sacem (France) - NEW
      • John Rees
        • VP - Head Of Strategy & Business Development
          Warner Music Group (UK)
      • Olivier Robert-Murphy
        • Global Head of New Business
          Universal Music Group (UK
      • Jean-Noël Tronc
        • CEO
          ‎Sacem (France)
      • Marwan Elfitesse
        • Startup Relations Director
          STATION F (France)
      • Milana Lewis
        • CEO
          Stem Disintermedia (USA)
      • Neil Jacobson
        • President
          Geffen Records (USA)
      • Ben Harvey
        • Program Director
          Sirius XM (USA)
      • Alex Kisch
        • EVP & General Counsel
          VEVO (USA) - NEW
      • Andreea Magdalina
        • Founder
          shesaid.so (USA)
      • Rishi Mirchandani
        • Director of Content Acquisition
          Amazon Music (USA)
      • Elizabeth Mitchell
        • EVP of Strategic Brand Partnerships
          First Access Entertainment (USA)
      • Natalia Nastaskin
        • Head of US Music Operations
          United Talent Agency (USA) - NEW
      • Molly Neuman
        • Global Head of Business Development
          Songtrust (USA)
      • Carlos Perez
        • Director & Designer
          Elastic People (USA)
      • Thaddeus Rudd
        • Co-President
          Mom + Pop Music (USA)
      • David Zedeck
        • Global Head of UTA Music
          United Talent Agency (USA)
      • Shirley Halperin
        • Executive Director
          Variety (USA)
      • Cherie Hu
        • Contributing Writer/Editor
          Billboard/Forbes (USA)
      • Scott Sellwood
        • Head of Commercial Music Publishing Partnerships
          Facebook (USA)
  • Midem 2018 Conference Tracks

    Midem Keynotes

    An exclusive opportunity to hear leading international music industry players share their vision on where the music business is heading.

    Midem Summits

    The Streaming, Live (in association with Pollstar), Copyright & Legal Summits (in association with IAEL) are your passport to business intelligence on key industry topics.

    Worldwide Village

    Unique insights on how to grow your business internationally by exploring the opportunities in music markets. New this year: the launch of the African Forum.

  • Cash Factory

    Concrete tools and innovative ways of monetising music through panels and case studies on Music & Brands, Film/TV Music, Sync, Marketing & Talent Development.

    Music Lab

    The stage where Midemlab Start-Up Competition finalists and leading innovation companies present exciting solutions to take your business to the next level.

  • New in the 2018 Conference Programme

    From the Midem African Forum to the Streaming & Live summits, along with the Film/TV Music track, we have a lot in store for Midem 2018!
    Check out the programme and discover the newly created conference tracks!


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  • Global Sync and Brand Summit

    Pitch your music to buyers from film, TV, gaming, agencies and brands for consideration in licensing opportunities. The Global Sync & Brands Summit is organised in association with A&R Worldwide/MUSEXPO
    Apply now!

  • Global Sync & Brands Summit Music Supervisors

  • Call for Speakers

    At Midem, we host speakers in talks, panels, summits and workshops. Speakers can be industry leaders, artists, founders, tech pioneers, digital influencers or journalists... as long as you have a great story you would like to share with the music industry!
    Feel like sharing your musicbiz secrets? Fill in the form with your details, and our teams will review your submission and get back to you!

    Midem 2018 Call for Speakers

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