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!


 

Hall of Fame Songwriters in Conversation: Jermaine Dupri & Dallas Austin

In association with Deepr

In this unique online conversation, the Grammy award-winning producers and Hall of Fame songwriters, Jermaine Dupri & Dallas Austin will share all the secrets behind their most famous hits. Let’s take a deep dive into their amazing prolific music careers!

From shaping the Hip-Hop/R&B sound of the 90s with artists like Kris Kross, Boyz II Men, Usher or TLC to produce hits for superstars like Michael Jackson, Madonna or Mariah Carey, you don’t want to miss their incredible journey through music history. 

This exclusive online conversation is presented by Atlanta-Based Music App Deepr and moderated by Executive Hip-Hop & Brand Consultant Samira Kaelin.

Music Composers Pinar Toprak & Benjamin Wallfisch on the Secrets Behind Scoring Superhero Movies

In association with variety

A-list music score composers, Pinar Toprak (Captain Marvel) and Benjamin Wallfisch (Shazam!), share all their secrets, advices & expertise gained through the years, from learning how to compose music since childhood to score big Hollywood movies.

Don't miss this exclusive online conversation about composing music for Marvel & DC Comics films.

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 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 Music Insights - The Age of Independent Music Artists

Thanks to the internet, social media, streaming and the subsequent rise of distributors and artist & label services, independent music artists no longer have to pass through the doors of multiple gatekeepers in order to get their music out into the world and build a fanbase. Today’s independent music artists are more empowered than ever before. 

 

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