Midem Asian Music Forum

Our ambitions for the Asian Music Forum

With skyrocketing levels of growth driven by strong digital penetration and huge demographics, Asia is now the second fastest growing region for recorded music (+11.8% in 2018 – source: IFPI, 2019 Global Music Report). It includes three of the world’s top 10 markets: Japan, South Korea and China.

The “Big Four” music markets – Japan, South Korea, China and India – lead the way for the Asian music industry with greater international reach, a reinforced digital ecosystem, and improved monetization channels thanks to growing uptake of paid subscription models. South East Asian territories also host dynamic music scenes and untapped growth potential.

Midem has created the Midem Asian Forum as a platform to connect Asian music professionals with the rest of the world. The forum aims to highlight creative and business opportunities for both local and international acts.

Exclusive keynote:

JioSaavn’s Rishi Malhotra

During this unique keynote, Rishi Malhotra, JioSaavn’s Co-Founder & CEO will discuss the diversity of JioSaavn’s activities, from streaming to original content and live.

JioSaavn plays a unique role in industry as a partner for international players to penetrate the Indian market thanks to innovative partnerships and activations. The largest music streaming in india is, and has a truly unique approach as it act not only as a digital distributor but also as a music label, with releases for Marshmello, Tiesto and Nas. It has positioned itself as the go-to partner for international albums in India, like for Lauv and The Chainsmokers, as well as organized events and concerts.

Objectives: Connecting the Asian Music Industry

  • Connect leading Asian music markets (China, Japan, South Korea and India) with key international players
  • Highlight creative and business opportunities with South East Asian music professionals
  • Encourage artist discovery and export of Asian music artists globally

Midem Asian Music Forum


Collect relevant information about the Asian Music Industry by attending daily themed conferences and panels hosted by international music professionals.


Meet with key Asian and international music industry players through dedicated networking sessions.


Discover the most promising Asian artists with concerts on Midem Beach’s two stages.