What is Midem?

The leading international event for the global music community.

Midem is dedicated to helping the music industry and its partners develop business and creativity by bringing together all the key players of the music ecosystem.

The needs of the global music industry

In today’s globalised music economy, the industry and all its sectors need innovation, adaptability, and artistic freedom to develop new business models and fresh ways to interact with fans. To keep pace with changes in how people discover and consume music, it must also forge new partnerships to reach audiences, drive growth, and improve reputation.

Our mission

Midem’s mission is to help build the modern and innovative music business of tomorrow by boosting the industry’s know-how and pushing its boundaries, leveraging creativity and talent on a global scale.

We partner with key institutions and associations and gather the leaders and inspirers of tomorrow's music community. We aim to nurture new ideas and offer participants extensive networking opportunities.

Midem combines expertly curated industry programming with tailored events to provide a platform for music professionals to meet, exchange and network. 

Midem’s response to the industry’s needs

Networking at every level

Meet the people who matter in major music markets as well as high-potential regions. From international companies to local partners, enjoy access to participants from more than 80 countries before, during and after the event.



 

Creativity and variety

We provide access to the most extensive variety of artists and the widest music catalogue. We support creativity through broad-ranging workshops, panels and meetings to help artists to evolve and promote their music.


 

Inspiration and education

We help to shape the future of the industry by providing ideas and solutions through inspiring conferences attended by decision-makers in legal, business and creative roles. We present insights and tips to create value and build solid music businesses on both a local and an international level.

  

Innovation in music

We help younger members of the music community to strengthen their business activity by creating bridges with influential tech companies, well-known investors, and creative entrepreneurs. We help raise their profile and obtain recognition from the industry through the leading international competition for music startups.


Midem Artist & Label Services Forum

Midem launches the first global platform for artist and label services: the Midem Artist and Label Services Forum. It brings together leading services – production, funding, marketing, sales & promotion, rights management, and many others – from all around the world, which can help boost artists’ careers and provide solutions for labels to support their artists and catalogues.

It includes:

  • A marketplace where artist / label services and digital distributors showcase their solutions
  • A demo stage to promote their services
  • A workshop space dedicated to artists, managers & indie labels, hosted by service providers
  • A job board for service providers available to all Midem delegates
  • Networking events with happy hour cocktails to gather all the stakeholders
  • And more to be announced...

Reflecting a strong focus on the topic, Midem will open with an exclusive keynote conversation on the future of artist and label services led by Fred Davis, Partner, The Raine Group, alongside Downtown Music’s CEO Justin Kalifowitz and SoundCloud’s CEO Kerry Trainor.

Midem goes global

Through its international forums, Midem's ambition is to help global music professionals by encouraging business development and fresh talent discovery. They aim to foster bilateral exchanges between national and international music executives across all sectors of worldwide markets.

Key figures

Midem is the top place to network and learn with the global music ecosystem.

5000

Participants

90

Countries

1,915

Companies

60

Meeting sessions

44

Startup pitches

95

Conferences

330

Speakers

Practical Information

When is Midem ?

Midem Dates

From 2 to 5 June 2020

Location

Palais des Festivals
1 Boulevard de la Croisette
06400 Cannes, France
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Need specific information for the event?

Your contact:

Head office (France): Geoffroy de Rougé
United Kingdom: Javier Lopez 
Eastern Europe, Nordics: Thomas Quenoil
North America: David Hazan
Asia Pacific: Stéphane Lefèvre
Other territories: Antoinette Lavallette