Midem's conferences & content

Midem presents an exclusive programme of conferences and content featuring the most respected decision-makers in the global music industry. 

Midem's conferences and content help grow the international music industry

Midem designs an insightful and thought-provoking conference and content programme to help participants overcome the main challenges and harness key trends shaping the future of the international music business. Through inspiring conversations, concrete case studies, and workshops, participants benefit from their peers’ insights to grow their international business all yearlong via our digital platform and during the event.  

Midem conferences bring together the world's leading artists and music executives accross all sectors and genres to share their insights into key topics shaping the global music industry.

From highlighting exciting new music markets around the world to analysing new business and monetisation sources, our expertly curated programme provides a complete toolkit to understand the future of our industry and seize unique opportunities to grow your business internationally.

Don't miss your chance to access  global industry know-how and business intelligence, and meet your next international partner!

Kevin Liles Takes on the Importance of Independence

Interviewed by Music Week’s Mark Sutherland, Kevin Liles shares exclusive insights into his incredible journey from music artist to executive. He started as an intern in 1995 at Def Jam and, seven years later, was named the label’s president. He has been influential in the careers of Jay-Z, LL Cool J and DMX among many others.

As CEO and Co-Founder of independent record label 300 Entertainment, he launched the careers of Young Thug, Megan Thee Stallion, Migos and more.  Now, Kevin Liles discusses “ownership” as today’s passport to staying independent in the music industry, factoring in the impact of Covid-19 on independent artists and companies. 

Online Content Highlights

Building bridges between Music and Esports

Esports and music now go hand-in-hand - which is music to the ears of the entertainment sector! Karol Severin, Senior Analyst at MIDiA Research, will explore what music and esports businesses have to offer today’s digitally centric entertainment consumers. It will also discuss why esports fans, teams and organisations are among popular music’s most avid consumers.

Midem African Forum – Spotlight on East Africa

Through a series of showcases, conferences and speed meetings, Nyege and Midem aim to foster further professionalization of the EA market. “Spotlight on East Africa” bring global players from the music industry to meet their East African counterparts and gain insights into one of the most exciting music markets in the world.

Exclusive Whitepaper - Music in Asia

Whether it is K-pop from South Korea, C-pop in the fast-growing Chinese market, J-pop in Japan, or I-pop in India, Asia’s commercial popular music is booming.

In this exclusive Midem white paper, discover how the international potential of up-and-coming Asian music creators has caught the attention of major global labels.

Midem Music Insights - The Age of Social  

Music has never just been about consumption, and it has always been social. Now more than ever, social music streaming is at the heart of the industry.

How is social media driving music streaming and consumption? Read more in our new Midem Music Insights.


Midem 2021 Conference Tracks

Our programme offers a wealth of learning opportunities, with five conference rooms tackling topics from music monetisation (Film/TV music, sync, esports, A&R, marketing and promotion, music and brands) to exciting international music scenes and new business models (Latin, African and Asian Forums, Global Indie Voices). Midem also hosts summits on key issues impacting the industry (streaming, copyright, live, legal) and forward-thinking keynote sessions.

Midem Keynotes

Keynote talks are an exclusive opportunity to hear leading international music industry players share their vision of the future of the music business.

Midem Summits

Streaming, Live (in association with Pollstar), Copyright, and Legal Summits (in association with IAEL) are your passport to business intelligence on these key industry topics, including the new “Welcome to the new world” track. 

Cash Factory

Concrete tools and innovative ways of monetising music through activations in new businesses and in the most exciting music scenes around the world to grow your business internationally.

Music Lab

Discover the Startup Programme and hear Midemlab startup competition finalists and leading innovation companies present exciting solutions to take your business to the next level.

Artist Hub

Our Artist Hub (in association with the International Artist Organisation) is the place to network and share ideas and creativity. It is also the perfect place to learn all about talent development, marketing and promotion, and sync.

Midem International Forums

Through its international forums, Midem helps global music professionals by encouraging business development and fresh talent discovery. We aim to foster bilateral exchanges between national and international music executives across all sectors of worldwide markets.

African Forum

Latin American Forum 

Asian Forum