The leading international music startup competition
Midemlab 2020 received 226 submissions from 49 countries, a Midemlab record. Finalists include startups from Chile, India and Latvia, for the first time in the competition’s history.
The competition’s 20 finalists were selected by Midemlab’s partners, Music Ally, the leading digital strategy and music industry intelligence company, Plus 8 Equity, a music tech venture firm, and The Lynk, an agency connecting creative industries and startups.
This edition also marks the launch of a new “Live Music” category, featuring innovations and startups that aim to help the live music ecosystem achieve its digital revolution.
The 4 pitching sessions for selected finalists and the winners’ announcement will be broadcast on the Midem Digital platform, our debut online edition of the conference, taking place June 2-5, and available to everyone for free.
Why should you apply?
- It’s free to apply!
- Pitch on stage to a professional jury in front of an international audience
- Gain visibility and recognition from the global music industry.
- Meet advisors, new business partners, international media and investors
- Take your business to the next level
- Winners receive free legal, PR and marketing advice; mentoring; a registration to Midem 2021; and much more!
Three jury members of Midemlab 2020 share thoughts and expectations about the 13th edition of the music tech startup competition that will take place on June 4th during Midem in Cannes. They offer their insights on what sets certain startups apart from others and share their predictions around the role of music tech in the industry.
2020 Jury Members
Client Partner Film & Music,
Founder & President,
Global Digital Business Development Senior Manager, Innovation,
Warner Music International
Manager, Global Business Development and Digital Strategy,
Sony Music Entertainment
Senior Vice President Marketing Partnerships Asia and CEO,
Live Nation Connects
Manager WeWork Labs Paris,
Vice President, Technology,
Universal Music Group
Business Coach & Startup Mentor,
Plus Eight Equity
United talent Agency
Founding Member, NWA, Founder & CEO,
iNov8 Next Open Labs
Juan Francisco Saavedra Plata
Co-Founder & CEO,
Kuack Media Group
Co-Founder & VP, MusicTech Germany,
Head of Digital Partnerships,
Guilaume de la Serre
Chief Product Officer & GM Europe,
Director of Startup Thailand,
Discover Midemlab's success stories
is now one of the most popular in the music streaming scene.
raised over $12 million since their participation to Midemlab.
brought together 17 million people who have pledged $4.7 billion, funding over 174k creative projects.
has now 15 million active users and 6 million concerts and festivals are listed on the platform.
was acquired by Apple four months after participating to Midem.
raised $3.1 million right after Midemlab and was selected to join Techstars Music in Los Angeles.
was acquired by Spotify in 2014.
was acquired by Pandora in 2015.
✔ Available to attend Midem if selected to pitch
✔ New company (less than five years old)
✔ Business-ready: already launched or in the beta stage
✔ Independent, with no affiliation to a group
✔ Genuinely original and innovative, with international viability
Enter one of the 4 categories
✔ Music Creation & Education
✔ Music Discovery & Distribution
✔ Marketing & Data/Analytics
✔ Music Live Experiences [NEW]