African Forum

Midem places an emphasis on assisting music professionals from all around the world and encouraging business development and talent discovery.

The high-potential markets programme is developed to assist with the structuring and professionalisation of the music industry in emerging regions to stimulate its international exchanges.

  • The 2018 starting point: Africa

    Despite their incredible influence over lots of music styles all over the world African countries only represent 2% of the world music market.

    However, with the highest youth population and a rapid adoption of mobile media, the digital revolution has given a new opportunity to export more local artists.

    The African markets, with their diversity and cultural wealth, possess a huge potential.

    With its long-term program, Midem’s ambition is to accelerate this transition by creating bridges between African and international territories to develop sustainable business models and structure the African music industry.

  • Midem African Forum 2018

    4Roadshow stages

    3Culture Ministers

    5Countries engaged

    400Music brainstormings

    50Live Artists

    2000concert attendees

  • Objectives of the African Forum

    • Create a frame to allow significant discussions
    • Highlight the African creativity, culture and style
    • Share knowledge and professional training
    • Involve politicians and official institutions
    • Facilitate exchanges and international networking to develop business and creativity
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