The leading international music startup competition
In 2020, Midemlab will be in its 13th year. Since its creation, more than 250 music startups from 36 countries have taken part in the competition.
The competition features the most promising international music tech startups offering cutting-edge solutions to help the music industry build new consumer experiences.
This year, Midemlab launches the brand new “Music Live Experiences” category to spotlight the most innovative solutions around live music for bands, fans, venues, producers, promoters, and more.
Twenty finalists will be selected by our partners Music Ally, the leading digital strategy and knowledge company for the music business; The Lynk, an agency that connects creative industries and startups; and Plus 8 Equity, a music tech venture firm.
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]