Join us from November 16-19 to build together the future of our industry, foster value for creation and boost your business.

Midem Highlights

Midem Talent Exporter - Get inspired with Steve Aoki

Artists, want a unique chance to get exposed to international music professionals? 

Enter Midem Talent Exporter to access a full educational programme, network with the global music community and meet the finest talent buyers, in association with TAICCA. Get a chance to talk with and learn from iconic Grammy-nominated producer & DJ Steve Aoki,  2021 Artist Ambassador for Midem Talent Exporter.

Call for entry closes on 31 August.

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!

5 Music Promotion and Marketing Tips for Artists                                       

In today’s globalised music economy, visibility, brand image, music promotion and marketing strategies are vital for artists to make ist mark on a global market. Artist strategies requires innovation, adaptability, and artistic freedom to develop fresh ways to interact with fans as well as knowledge to clearly understand the local specificities.

Discover 5 tips to better promote your musical projects!


The Birth of ESMAA by Spek                                 

Midem is proud to celebrate the birth of ESMAA – the first UAE based rights management entity licensing music across the Gulf States – by welcoming an exclusive guest blogpost by its President, Spek.

Read on to get unique insight on the music rights’ ecosystem in the UAE and on the role ESMAA is set to play to support the regions’ creators.



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

Become a member of the Midem Community

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.

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