Midem – The international music market where ideas grow

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.

  • 2018 Conference Programme

    From the Midem African Forum to the Streaming & Live summits, along with the Film/TV Music track, we had a lot in store at Midem 2018!

    Check out the programme and discover the newly created conference tracks for the 2018 edition!

    To make sure we offer you the best conference experience possible, we are currently working on our 2019 conference programme


    2018 Conference Programme
  • Conferences' Highlights

  • Midem 2018 Conference Tracks

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    Midem Keynotes

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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

  • 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.

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  • Discover our selection of decision makers from around the world

    • Latin America

    • Asia

    • Africa

    • Europe

    • USA

      • Eduardo Cabra aka Visitante
        eduardo cabra
        • Songwriter & Producer
          Calle 13/Trending Tropics (Puerto Rico)
      • Elvis Crespo
        elvis crespol
        • Artist (Puerto Rico/USA)
      • Sandra Gama
        sandra gama
        • Chief Legal Officer
          iMusica (Brazil)
      • Leca Guimaraes
        leca guimaraes
        • International Festival Director
          C3 Presents (Brazil)
      • Luiz Cláudio T. Moura
        luiz claudio
        • International Music Publishing Coordinator
          Som Livre Edições Musicais (Brazil)
      • Dennis Murcia
        dennis murcia
        • Global Marketing, Business Development & Digital Strategy
          CODISCOS / Tropisounds (Colombia)
      • Juan S. Ortiz de Zaldumbide
        juan ortiz
        • Co-Founder & Head of Marketing
          M3Music (Colombia)
      • Juan Paz
        juan paz
        • Artist Manager & Co-Founder
          M3 Music (Colombia/USA)
      • Mayna Nevarez
        mayna nevarez
        • CEO
          Nevarez Communications (USA)
      • Anuj Gupta
        anuj gupta
        • Business Head - IPs and International Touring
          OML Entertainment (India)
      • Kim Hyungsuk
        kim hyungsuk
        • Chairman
          Kiwi Media Group/K-note
          Applied Music Academy (Korea/China)
      • Priyanka Khimani
        khimani priyanka
        • Partner
          Anand and Anand & Khimani (India)
      • Lauren Rose Kocher
        lauren rose kocher
        • Business Creation Room
          Sony Music Entertainment (Japan)
      • James Smith
        james smith
        • VP
          Touring & Festivals, Live Nation (Japan)
      • Allyson Toy
        allyson toy
        • Artist Manager & DJ (China)
      • Zhao Yue
        yue zhao
        • Content & Operations Director
          Douban Music (China)
      • Ed Peto
        ed peto
        • Managing Director
          Outdustry (China)
      • Yoshinari Hirayama
        yoshinari hirayama
        • Promotion and Marketing Chief Manager
          Creativeman Productions (Japan)
      • Blick Bassy
        bassy blick
        • Artist (Cameroon)
      • Toya Delazy
        toya delazy
        • Artist & Founder
          Delazy Entertainment (South Africa)
      • Martin Nielsen
        martin nielsen
        • CEO
          Mdundo (Kenya)
      • Philo
        philo
        • CEO & Co-Founder
          Bomayé Musik (Congo/France)
      • Abiola Oke
        abiola oke
        • CEO & Publisher
          OkayAfrica (USA/Africa)
      • Alex Okosi
        alex okosi
        • Managing Director
          ‎Viacom International Media Networks Africa/BET International (Africa)
      • Brett Loubser
        brett loubseri
        • CEO
          Tencent Africa (South Africa)
      • David Bradley
        david bradley
        • Agent
          William Morris Endeavor (UK)
      • Charles Caldas
        charles caldas
        • CEO
          Merlin (UK)
      • Ben Chapman
        ben chapman
        • Head of Digital
          BBC Radio & Music (UK)
      • Raoul Chatterjee
        raoul chatterjee
        • Director Content Partnerships
          Soundcloud (UK)
      • Joachim Garraud
        joachim garraud
        • Artist (France)
      • Denis Ladegaillerie
        denis ladegaillerie
        • Founder & CEO
          ‎Believe Digital (France)
      • Katie Malcolmson
        katie malcolmson
        • Head of UK PR
          Brixton Agency (UK)
      • Akotchayé Okio
        akotchay okio
        • International Development Officer for Africa
          Sacem (France)
      • John Rees
        john rees
        • VP - Head Of Strategy & Business Development
          Warner Music Group (UK)
      • Olivier Robert-Murphy
        olivier robert murphy
        • Global Head of New Business
          Universal Music Group (UK
      • Jean-Noël Tronc
        jean noel tronc
        • CEO
          ‎Sacem (France)
      • Marwan Elfitesse
        marwan elfitesse
        • Startup Relations Director
          STATION F (France)
      • Milana Lewis
        milana lewis
        • CEO
          Stem Disintermedia (USA)
      • Neil Jacobson
        neil jacobson
        • President
          Geffen Records (USA)
      • Ben Harvey
        ben harvey
        • Program Director
          Sirius XM (USA)
      • Alex Kisch
        alex kisch
        • EVP & General Counsel
          VEVO (USA)
      • Andreea Magdalina
        andreea magdalina
        • Founder
          shesaid.so (USA)
      • Rishi Mirchandani
        rishi mirchandani
        • Director of Content Acquisition
          Amazon Music (USA)
      • Elizabeth Mitchell
        elizabeth
        • EVP of Strategic Brand Partnerships
          First Access Entertainment (USA)
      • Natalia Nastaskin
        natalia nastaskin
        • Head of US Music Operations
          United Talent Agency (USA)
      • Molly Neuman
        molly neuman
        • Global Head of Business Development
          Songtrust (USA)
      • Carlos Perez
        carlos perez
        • Director & Designer
          Elastic People (USA)
      • Thaddeus Rudd
        thaddeus rudd
        • Co-President
          Mom + Pop Music (USA)
      • David Zedeck
        david zedeck
        • Global Head of UTA Music
          United Talent Agency (USA)
      • Shirley Halperin
        shirley halperin
        • Executive Director
          Variety (USA)
      • Cherie Hu
        cherie hu
        • Contributing Writer/Editor
          Billboard/Forbes (USA)
      • Scott Sellwood
        scott sellwood
        • Head of Commercial Music Publishing Partnerships
          Facebook (USA)
  • 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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