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.

Midem’s conferences help shaping the future of the music industry

Every year, Midem designs an insightful and though provoking conference programme to help participants face the main challenges and key trends shaping the future of the international music business.

Our programme offers a wealth of learning opportunities with 5 conference rooms tackling topics from music monetisation (film/TV music, sync, esports, A&R, marketing & promotion, music & brands) to exciting international music scenes and new business models (Latin, African, Asian forums, Global Indie Voices), as well as summits on key issues shaking the industry (streaming, copyright, live, legal) and forward-thinking keynote sessions.

In addition, we make it easy for you to access the leading international executives confirmed as speakers by creating new networking opportunities within the Networking Hub and during the extended Meet the Speakers’ sessions. 

Don’t miss the chance to be part of this exciting conversation!

Do you want to be part of next year’s conference programme? Do you want to share your expertise or vision with your peers? Make sure to reach out if you want to speak at Midem 2020 by filling in the form and our teams will get back to you.

2019 keynotes and speakers

Rebeca León

CEO & Co-Founder, Lionfish Entertainment
Manager of Juanes, Rosalia (USA)

Troy Carter

Co-Founder & CEO

Sylvia Rhone

Chairman & CEO
Epic Records (USA)

Femi Kuti


Midem’s conferences highlights

Worldwide Hip-Hop

Last June, Midem collaborated with A3C to produce an exclusive conference in Cannes dedicated to Worldwide Hip-Hop. As a direct follow-up, Midem invited international speakers who are at the heart of this movement for a panel called “Mixing US Roots & Local Cultures: a New Worldwide Hip-Hop Generation” at A3C 2019 in Atlanta on 12 October.

Music & Esports

Why are Music and Esports merging and gaining more momentum now than ever before? Midem & Esports BAR joined forces in 2019 to develop a combined programme dedicated to growing business opportunities in Esports & Music.


Midem African Forum

The Midem African Forum consists in a series of conferences, workshops and showcases to support the structuring and internationalisation of the African music industry, encouraging business development and new talent discovery.


Midem Latin American Forum

The Midem Latin American Forum aims to establish business and artistic relationships between Latin American and international professionals and territories in order to develop international business in Latin America.


Midem Conference Tracks

Midem Keynotes

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

Midem Summits

The Streaming, Live (in association with Pollstar), Copyright & Legal Summits (in association with IAEL) are your passport to business intelligence on these key industry topics.

Global Stage

Spotlights on the most exciting music scenes around the world and unique insights on how to grow your business internationally, featuring the African and Latin American Forums, as well as an Asian focus.

Cash Factory

Concrete tools and innovative ways of monetising music through activations with Brands, Film/TV Music (in association with Variety), A&R, Sync, Marketing & Promotion, Wolrdwide Hip-hop & Esports.

Music Lab

The stage where Midemlab Start-Up Competition finalists and leading innovation companies present exciting solutions to take your business to the next level.

Artist Hub

The Artist Hub (in association with IAO) is the place to learn all about talent development, network, share ideas and creation.