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.

Everyone has good reasons to attend Midem 2020

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.

Midem International Forums

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.

Get inspired and learn with global artists

Keynote by superstar Akon

Iconic Grammy Award-nominated multiplatinum artist, producer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, Akon joins the Midem 2020 line-up! During this unique keynote, Akon will take us behind the scenes of his multidimensional career.

Masterclass by Wyclef Jean 

Led by the legendary, multi Grammy-winning solo artist, producer and founding member of The Fugees, this exclusive intimate session will be just one of the many artist-focused initiatives in Midem’s Artist Hub.

Femi Kuti Concert

Afrobeat legend and multiple Grammy nominee, Femi Kuti will make his debut live performance during this year’s edition. Continuing Femi’s involvement in Midem’s initiatives in Africa, the concert will mark his premiere on the Midem Beach.