Midem, where ideas grow

Midem provides inspiration for your business with a unique music conference programme led by the most respected thought leaders. Discover where the industry is heading in terms of music and digital trends, and get insightful tips and case studies to help you expand your business.

  • Focus on...

    Steve Bartels

    Steve Bartels, CEO of Def Jam Recordings, is the driving force behind some of the biggest artists and records of the last thirty years, including Kanye West, Rihanna, Jay-Z, Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey, Outkast, Big Sean, Janet Jackson, Notorious B.I.G., Whitney Houston, Jennifer Lopez, Alessia Cara, and many more. He has been part of over 35 separate Billboard Hot 100 #1 singles campaigns during his career.
    A graduate of Hofstra University and the University of California Los Angeles, Steve Bartels is a RIAA Board Member, and sits on the Board of the City of Hope Cancer Research Center.

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    Steve Bartels, Def Jam Recordings, MIDEM 2017 Keynote
  • 2017 Theme

    A New Golden Age for the Music Industry?
    Get Ready to Embrace it!

    This year's music conferences explore the impact of music streaming on the music industry. Emerging as the digital sector's main driver of growth, music streaming generates revenue on a global scale and heralds a golden age for the music industry for worldwide business development.
    Want to speak at Midem? Please fill out the dedicated form here.

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    Midem 2017
  • Midem highlights

  • The Midem advisory board

    This inaugural Midem Advisory Board will offer guidance on strategic and content development for the 2017 edition of Midem.


    Networking is vital when attending a show such as Midem. We have all the tools to help you organise meetings and meet the right people.

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    Organise meetings in advance and meet the right people with Midem’s online database.


    Track down key participants and check out who’s attending this year.

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    Create a list of your favourite conferences to ensure you don’t miss out on anything whilst at Midem.

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    Browse the conferences and events and add them directly to your online agenda. You can also export them to your personal agenda!

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  • MIDEM Tracks

    Midem Keynotes

    Midem Keynotes

    A unique opportunity to hear leading international music industry players share their vision on the music business.

    Copyright Summit

    Copyright Summit

    Exploring ways to protect creators' rights and determine the true value of music within the context of current copyright law reformations.

  • Legal Summit

    Legal Summit

    A full update on the current and future legal developments in music and tech. This year's focus, Tech, Disruption and Evolution, will explore technology in music.

    Global Sync and Brands Summit

    Global Sync and Brands Summit

    Pitch your music to buyers from film, TV, gaming, agencies and brands for consideration in licensing opportunities. To be selected by the Midem team, please fill in this form. The Summit is organised in association with A&R/MUSEXPO and powered by SynchAudio.

  • Worldwide Village

    Worldwide Village

    Unique insights on how to grow your business internationally through exclusive sessions exploring the opportunities in emerging and mature music markets.

    Cash Factory

    Cash Factory

    Concrete tools and innovative ways of monetising music through panels and case studies on Marketing, Streaming, Sync & Brands (powered by SynchAudio), Discovery and Promotion.

  • Networking Hub

    Networking Hub

    The place for serious music industry networking. Meet and do business with executives from different geographies and industry segments during 5-minute one-to-one speed meetings.

    Midem Pitch Corner

    Midem Pitch Corner

    30-minute pitches presenting exciting and innovative solutions to get your business to the next level.


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