Midem's conference programme

Midem Conferences create an exclusive programme featuring the most respected decision makers in the global music industry.
Through visionary conversations, concrete case studies and workshops, participants benefit from their peers’ insightful business tips to grow their international business.

  • Midem conferences have been at the forefront of the key trends and innovations in the music business throughout the world, from the launch of the very first streaming services to the growing opportunities of Blockchain, AI and VR in music, as well as identifying new business models across emerging markets.

    We welcome a variety of speakers ranging from artists to industry leaders, entrepreneurs, tech pioneers, digital influencers or journalists.

  • If you want to join our programme as a speaker, have a great story you would like to share with your peers or submit a topic, fill in the form and our teams will get back to you!

    Discover the exciting new features of this year’s programme, including a focus on specific territories (Latin America, the UK, Germany), a brand new track dedicated to Esports & Music, in association with Esports BAR and new sessions on hip-hop and electronic Music.

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  • Music Cities Forum

    Music drives economic growth, tourism and the sustainability and vibrancy of cities. From Cardiff to Bogota, New Orleans to Melbourne, municipalities are embracing the concept of Music Cities and working to use music as a tool to achieve social, cultural and economic goals.

    On 6 June, Midem partners with Sound Diplomacy to bring leaders from governments, cities and regions, academics, organisations and the music industry to discuss the relationship between music, economic development and city planning.


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  • Worldwide experts speak at Midem

    Dia Simms

    Dia Simms, President, Combs Enterprises (USA)

    Dia Simms worked her way up to President of Combs Enterprises after Sean “Diddy” Combs initially recruited her to be his assistant in 2005. Simms oversees business activities across the companies and investments built and cultivated by Mr. Combs including Combs Wine & Spirits, Blue Flame Agency, AQUAhydrate, Bad Boy Entertainment, Sean John, Revolt Media, and Capital Prep Harlem.

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    Deborah Mannis-Gardner

    Deborah Mannis-Gardner, Owner/President, DMG Clearances (USA)

    Deborah Mannis-Gardner is the go-to expert for global music rights clearances, whether for samples; song usage in movies, television, and video games; or other innovative applications. Deborah’s sample clearance skills quickly became legendary, and she has cleared releases for artists including Drake, Nicki Minaj, Eminem, Lil Wayne, Black Eyed Peas, Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, John Legend, Lady Gaga, and more.

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