Join the first pan-African digital music event on 28 June on Midem Digital platform.

Accessible to all free of charge!

Midem Africa: The First Pan-African Digital Music Event

Midem is proud to announce the launch of “Midem Africa”, the first pan-African digital music event dedicated to the continent’s most vibrant music markets – Accessible to all, free of charge.

From 28 June to 1 July, embark upon a four-day journey that will map out the African music industries, highlight the most exciting trends and opportunities, and provide key insights and practical tools to foster networking and accelerate careers and business among key local music players and their regional and international counterparts.



Midem 2021 will be a fully digital experience, free to access. In June 2022, we look forward to welcoming you to Cannes for the long-awaited return of a physical Midem.

Check out the first ever pan-African digital music event in the world Midem Africa (June 28 – July 01).

And in November 16-19, Midem Digital Edition will include a host of exciting content ranging from buzzing keynote sessions, artist and music tech company start-up competitions, showcases, workshops and much more.

Thank you for your support and patience. Keep in touch with all the latest developments by visiting this Midem digital platform.

Stay safe. Stay Tuned !

The Midem Team.

The leading event for the global music community

Launched in 1967, Midem is dedicated to helping the music industry develop business, strategy and creativity by bringing together the key players of the music ecosystem online and in Cannes:

Artists • Labels • Managers • Publishers • Distributors • Streaming services • Rights collecting societies • High-tech companies • Startups

• Brands • Communications agencies • Booking agencies • Promoters

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Midem Digital

Our digital platform aims to bring the global music community together online to stimulate discussion, share solutions, and achieve a better understanding of what is ahead for our industry in the post-COVID era.

It allow participants to seize new business opportunities and network with relevant business partners on a global scale thanks to international forums and masterclasses by music tech entrepreneurs and artists, as well as conferences with key players in the international music community. 

Midem Cannes

Midem is the most important event of the year for taking the pulse of the global music industry and leveraging key strategic insights. It is also a sophisticated marketplace to do business and network face-to-face with all the bellwethers of the international music ecosystem. 

In 2022, Midem will be back in its Cannes home in June 07 - 10 with vibrant meetings, access to killer keynotes, unique gigs on the Midem beach and endless discoveries of new contacts, artists and services, leading to lifelong business relationships.

Midem Highlights

Midem Talent Exporter - Call for Entry is Now Open

Submit an entry for the Midem Talent Exporter programme before July 25 and meet the world's finest talent buyers and music supervisors.

Benefit from useful tips from Natasha Gregory, co-founder of artist management and live agency Mother Artists Management, on how to navigate and find the strength to overcome difficult times such as the pandemic.

Midemlab 2021 - Submit your application

Entries are now open for the 14th edition of Midemlab the leading music tech startup competition, this year presented by Sacem.

The competition will feature the most promising and exciting international music-related startups, whose ground-breaking solutions offer fresh opportunities to the music landscape.

Apply now and take your business to the next level!

Whitepaper - Globalisation of Local Genres

Did you know a Zulu language track won a Song of the Year award in France in 2020? The digital revolution is allowing listeners everywhere to enjoy music from diverse parts of the world like never before. From K-pop to cumbia to afrobeat, local genres are going global thanks to social media and content-sharing platforms.

Read the exclusive Midem report on the globalisation of local genres.

Midem Music Talks - Artist and Label Services

Every two months, our conference team presents visionary conversations with the most respected decision makers of the global music industry to share insightful business tips, case studies, and technical solutions.

In this Midem Music Talks, SoundCloud’s Kerry Trainor, The Raine Group’s Fred Davis, and Downtown Music’s Justin Kalifowitz share insights on the artist and label services ecosystem.

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