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Midem Music Tech Programme

Midem has developed a unique programme dedicated to music tech startups. 
Connect with the global music ecosystem and take your business to the next level!

Midem: a pioneer in music tech

Over the past decade, technology has dramatically changed the music experience. Knowledge and inspiration are now crucial to understand the music ecosystem and identify new opportunities.

Midem has long been a pioneer in music tech and has helped the music community to embrace new technologies. Innovation is now at the heart of the music industry and key to its success.

That is why Midem has designed a dedicated programme to encourage the discovery of new solutions and share knowledge about the music tech sector. Our objective is also to create networking opportunities between tech entrepreneurs and the global music ecosystem.

Midemlab 2021 Opens for Entries

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.

Selected finalists will present to a panel of global experts during Midem’s 55th anniversary event in Cannes.

Music Tech Startups Thrive Series

Discover the “Music Tech Startup Thrive Series”, an exclusive Midem online series dedicated to music tech startups. Receive insights, tips, and advice from insiders to help you make the right strategic decisions for your business. Be inspired by key industry players.

Fundraising Fundamentals                       

Fred Davis, Partner at the Raine Group, and John Acquaviva, Managing Partner at Plus 8 Equity
,  share insights into how and when a startup should approach investors. This Q&A session is moderated by Dani Deahl, Music & Tech journalist at The Verge.


Current Business Opportunities in the Music industry

Vickie Nauman
, Founder of CrossBorderWorks, and Paul Brindley, CEO of Music Ally, deliver insights into the most promising sectors and new opportunities in the music industry. They also offer advices to grow despite the worldwide COVID-19 crisis. 

10 Tips to Improve Storytelling for Music Tech Startups

Staying top of mind can have a huge impact on getting traction. Dmitri Vietze, Founder and CEO of Rock Paper Scissors will share his best advice for startup entrepreneurs on how to improve their public relations with the art of storytelling. 

From Startup to Global Music Tech Leader

David Mandelbrot, CEO of Reverb, shares successful strategic decisions made for the company that are applicable for any other entrepreneur. The presentation, in association with 2112's Center for Creative Entrepreneurship, is followed by a Q&A focused on international expansion

The Music Tech Startup Programme 

As a startup attending Midem, you will have the opportunity to be part of a dedicated year-long programme to learn, meet and get inspired.


Throughout the year, enjoy dedicated content to help boost your business through the Innovation track on the Midem Digital platform. Masterclasses with key industry players, networking opportunities, and special events are at your fingertips as part of the world’s largest music tech community.


During Midem, you can attend masterclasses and roundtables on entrepreneurship and music tech, meet key players in the music industry, and get inspiration from other music entrepreneurs.

Learn, meet and get inspired at Midem 2021


An entire day of masterclasses specifically for startups around topics like fundraising, music tech investment, and innovation.

Speed Meeting Sessions

Two 1.5-hour sessions to meet advisors, potential partners, digital execs, journalists, and venture capitalists.


The leading international music-related startup competition showcasing the latest innovations and solutions for the industry.


Music Tech Meet Up

During Midem, Cannes’ beach is the perfect setting for networking amongst the global music tech community at the Music Tech Meetup. Additional meetups take place in various cities throughout the year.


The opportunity to showcase solutions and innovations from a specific country or region.

Innovation Hub

A brand-new area inside the Palais des Festivals dedicated to music tech startups and innovation.

Want to showcase your company at the Innovation Hub during Midem 2021?

Maximize your visibility, boost your reputation, demonstrate your innovation, host meetings, and organize events at Midem’s new Innovation Hub, located at the heart of the Palais des Festivals.

We have the right offer for you that will meet your needs and match your budget.