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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!

Midem Digital Edition: Embrace the New Monetisation Frontiers

Digital has opened up endless collaboration and business opportunities around the world, creating a truly global music ecosystem. The theme of November’s Midem Digital Edition will explore some of the key conversations that have arisen from this evolution, including: Identifying the New Monetisation Sources; How Catalogue can be Optimised; Today and Tomorrow’s Consumption Habits; How to Build your International Development Strategy; How to Make the Most of the DIY and Services Ecosystem...

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

Midem Africa: The First Pan-African Digital Music Event

Midem launched  “Midem Africa”, the first pan-African digital music platform dedicated to the continent’s most vibrant music markets, with Kenya as Country of Honour. Our keynotes, panels and workshops remain accessible to all on demand and free of charge.

Learn about the African music industries, discover the most exciting trends and opportunities, and benefit from key insights and practical tools to foster networking and accelerate careers and business among key local music players and their regional and international counterparts.

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Midem Africa - Fostering a Pan-African Music Industry

With the current consolidation of regional trade bodies and pan-African players throughout the continent, this panel will seek to define a common vision to build a sustainable African music industry. Hear leading voices from the continent discuss their actions to foster cohesion within the African music ecosystem and collaborations among professionals.


Masterclass on the Pandemic and its Aftermath

 In association with IAEL

Need to brush up on the legal aspects of the music market?

This exclusive masterclass discusses pandemic-related legal issues from the 2021 IAEL book. Each speaker gives a brief overview of the issues they have examined in the chapter they have written.                                                           



Midem Latin American Forum in association with LatinX BizarroLab

Midem and Bizarro join forces to propose a unique 2021 digital programme: a spotlight on the Latin American music industry, bringing together movers and shakers of the region and their global peers.  
Looking to grow your music business in Latin America? Learn about the Latin American music markets and connect with the key players from Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Mexico!

Exclusive Whitepaper - Livestream and Virtual Live Experiences

The fundamental response to live event shutdown was to find digital alternatives. 
This exclusive Midem white paper captures the essence of current trends and takes a look behind the scenes to reveal the main dynamics that will shape the development of the live music sector.  
Get insights from artists & key players from the global music industry.

Midem 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

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