The leading international music startup competition
Midemlab 2020 received 226 submissions from 49 countries, a Midemlab record. Finalists included startups from Chile, India and Latvia, for the first time in the competition’s history.
The 20 finalists of the competition 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. All of them received individual coaching session from Abbey Road Red, the leading and first European music tech incubator.
The 2020 edition marked the launch of a new “Live Music” category, featuring innovations and startups that aim to help the live music ecosystem achieve its digital revolution.
Videos of the 4 finalists’ pitch sessions and the winners’ announcement remain available on-demand via the Midem Digital platform, our debut online edition of the conference.
Why you should apply next year
- 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 PR, marketing and legal advice, mentoring, a registration to Midem, and much more!
Three jury members of Midemlab 2020 share thoughts and expectations about the 13th edition of the music tech startup competition. 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
Abbey Road Red
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.
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✔ 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
✔ Live Music Experiences