Midem Songwriting Camp

Midem celebrates and supports music creativity through a programme going to the core of musical creation: Song Writing.

Each year during Midem, we bring together some of the most exciting and innovative songwriters and producers, in the Creative House in Cannes, to collaborate and create new music together aiming to write the next big Hit!

For the last edition, we collaborated with Universal Music Publishing to bring together some of the most exciting and innovative French and Belgian urban-pop producers and international talent to compose new music together. 

Success story: Reggaeton en Paris

Latin urban revelation Dalex participated in the Midem Songwriting Camp, where he composed a brand new song called “Reggaetón en Paris” with the French producer High P. They recorded the song during a Midem Session in the Dynaudio Studio and played it live the same night on the Midem Beach.

The song is now on Ozuna’s latest album “Nibiru” featuring Nicky Jam, nominated in the category best urban music album of the Latin Grammy 2020. 

Discover the  story behind the creation of this song at Midem in an exclusive interview with High P.

Midem Songwriting Camp

Rendez-vous at Midem: French Savoir-Faire & Urban-Pop

 

If Urban and Pop music have always been both part of French producers’ legacy, French Music has been recently knowing a new era. With hits such as Aya Nakamura’s “Djadja” or Gims’ “Sapés Comme Jamais”, French producers have demonstrated the power of their expertise, and are now exporting all around Europe. Midem in conjunction with Universal Music Publishing brought together some of the most exciting and innovative French and Belgian urban-pop producers and international talent to collaborate and compose new music together. 

Le Side

Four producers under one flag: Le Side. Each one of them has his own skill, which make Le Side a unique combination. Their stunning ease to create new heady and intriguing tracks seduce artists looking for hits, such as Aya Nakamura.

Djadja - Aya Nakamura (371M) / Pookie – Aya Nakamura (30M) / Oula – Aya Nakamura (24M) / Geronimo – Oboy (394K)

High P

With a whole platinum album and singles last year (Vitaa, Julian Peretta, Vitaa, Amir…) and the summer #1 Bella Ciao, High P has shown how productive and diversified he is. Well experienced in his country, High P has started to explore other territories composing the tracks “Get Ready” for The Black Eyed Peas and “Bad Boy” for Fally Ipupa and Aya Nakamura.

Naestro – Bella Ciao feat. Maitre Gims, Vitaa, Dadju, Slimane (117M) / Fally Ipupa – Bad Boy feat. Aya Nakamura (56M) / Vitaa – Un peu de rêve feat Claudio Capéo (32M)

Josh

At only 18 years old, Joshua already has a great experience. This piano virtuoso was formed to classical music during several years before composing in other styles. Today, Josh uses his melodic rigor at the profit of his compositions.

Habitué – Dosseh (60M) / A chaque jour – Dosseh (12M) / Bonhomme de neige – Rim’K (4.9M) / Nwaar – Siboy (1.8M) / Ne m’en veux pas – Keblack (8.3M)

Leny Magoufakis

Leny Magoufakis’ production has a wide range of musical inspirations. He started to produce his own compositions for Rap, working alongside Dosseh and Seth Gueko. He is now focusing on Pop songs, starting to collaborate with artists such as Louane or Justine Mauvin. He also produces for K-Pop artists.

Dodo La Saumure – Seth Gueko (1,5M) / Promesses – Dosseh (830K) / La Boum 3 – Dosseh feat. Niro (740K) / Waterman – Justine Mauvin (77K)

Todiefor

At 25 years old, the Belgian producer Todiefor has already been spreading his talent through his colorful remixes. Spending some time in Brazil definitely opened his skills and inspiration, specially collaborating with the hitmakers responsible for “Bum Bum Tam Tam” sung by MC Fioti. Back to Europe with a new touch, he has just released “Signals” featuring his pal Roméo Elvis, and the Romanian duo Shoeba.

Signals – Todiefor & SHOEBA x Roméo Elvis (2.2M)

Talents confirmed for Midem Songwriting Camp

AMWIN

Singer-Songwriter
(Sweden)

Calle Lehmann

Singer-Songwriter
(Sweden)

Candice Pillay

Singer-Songwriter
(South Africa)

Chima Ede

Artist
(Germany)

Dalex

Artist
(Puerto Rico)

Izi

Songwriter - Composer
Top liner (Italy)

Mahmood

Songwriter - Composer
Top liner (Italy)

Melanie Fontana

Songwriter
(USA)