MidemLab music startup competition

Join the 2018 edition of Midemlab, the leading music-related startup competition.
Presented by Deezer.

  • What is Midemlab?

    Since its inception in 2008, 217 music startups from 31 countries have taken part in the competition.

    Midemlab features the most innovative startups proposing solutions that enable creative industries to develop new consumer experiences.

    This year, 20 finalists have been chosen by our selecting partners Kima Ventures, Music Ally and Bluenove.

    Are you looking to invest, to build partnerships or simply to get inspired? Come hear them pitch their product at Midem on June 6th to jury members and meet them afterwards.

    You are a music-related startup and you want to apply next year’s Midemlab edition?

  • 2018 Midemlab finalists

    • Music creation
      & education

    • Music discovery
      & distribution

    • Marketing
      & data/analytics

    • Experiential

      • AIVA (France)
        • The Artificial Intelligence composing the music of the future
      • MXX (UK)
        • World's first AI engine which atomises and re-constructs stereo music
      • SKOOVE (Germany)
        • A music learning platform offering highly interactive online piano lessons
      • TAPLYRICA (UK)
        • Teach languages through the memorable power of music
      • VOICE MAGIX (Spain)
        • A solution to automate the synchronization between lyrics and recorded singing voice
      • BOREAS (USA)
        • Broadcasting and discovery platform for emerging musicians which mimics natural selection
      • LAYLO (USA)
        • Fans compete to find music first and spread it around the world
      • LICKD (UK)
        • Commercial music licensing for social video
      • LISTEN! (France)
        • The app for personalized and global musical curation
      • LOUISE (France)
        • Music sharing application
          LIVE with your friends
      • ASAII (USA)
        • Uses machine learning software to identify what the next big hits will be in the music industry
      • GIGZ (France)
        • The personalized recommendation of all your geolocated and real-time cultural outings
      • MUSO (USA)
        • The LinkedIn for music
        • Predicting user context through sensors and artificial intelligence
      • SEATED (USA)
        • Empowers artists to take control of their ticketing experience.
      • ENHANCIA (France)
        • Neova, the MIDI Ring controller to allow artists to express their creativity
      • FLEXOUND (Finland)
        • Let your skin do the listening
      • JOOKI (Belgium)
        • The smart music player for families
      • LANDMRK (UK)
        • The Pokémon GO for branded content
      • WOWTUNE (Hong Kong)
        • VR voice & song-selfies

    • Music creation & education category: LIRICA (UK)
    • Music discovery & distribution category: LAYLO (USA)
    • Marketing & data/analytics category: SEATED (USA)
    • Experiential technologies: ENHANCIA (France)

    The four companies have developed products that involve teaching by music, a fan-centric social platform for spreading new songs and artists, software allowing artists to control their ticketing experience and new technology to help artists to express their creativity.

    More info: https://bit.ly/2MfHIbx


  • Benefits for finalist and winners

    • Win a free registration and pitch on-stage at Midem,
    • Find new business partners and key investors, and get feedback on how to make your service better,
    • Gain international visibility,
    • Receive personalised coaching from Abbey Road Red,
    • Winners receive an individual private meeting with Deezer's CEO, Kima Ventures and TechStars Music, free legal & PR advice (with Jeff Liebenson and Joanna Kirk), one free registration to 2019 Midem and 2018 Slush Music... and more.
    Why take part?

    Key dates

    • Early January: Call for entries opens
    • Mid-February: Jury members & selecting partners announced
    • March 21st: Deadline for applications
    • Early May: Finalists announced
    • June 6th: Finalists pitch their business model at Midem

    Key documents

    FAQ Download
    Terms & Conditions Download
    2018 Finalists Presentation Download

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