The leading international music-related startup competition
Presented by Deezer & Recochoku

  • Midemlab is running its 12th edition in 2019. Since its inception in 2008, 237 music startups from 31 countries have taken part in the competition.

    Midemlab features the most promising international music tech startups that offer innovative solutions, helping the music industry build new consumer experiences.

    Through the call for entries, 20 finalists chosen by our selecting partners Music Ally and Bluenove will have the chance to:

    • Find new business partners and raise funds
    • Pitch your music startup and get recognition from the industry
    • Make sure the international press hears about your product
    • Get advice from tech & music pros
    Get notified when Midemlab 2020 call for entry opens
  • 2019 midemlab winners

    And the 2019 Midemlab winners are…

    • Music creation & education: JAMBL (Germany)
    • Music discovery & distribution: CLICKNCLEAR (UK)
    • Marketing & data/analytics: LEGITARY (Austria)
    • Experiential technologies: TUNEFORK (Israel)

    In recognition of their innovative and strong business model, the Music Creation & Education category jury decided to award a special prize to ENDLESSS (UK), a virtual space for live collaborative recreational music-making.

    Find out more
  • 2019 Jury Members

  • Why you should enter your project

    • Win a free registration and pitch on-stage at Midem
    • Find new business partners and key investors, and get feedback on how to make your service better
    • Gain international visibility and credibility among the music industry
    • Winners receive free legal & PR advice, free mentoring, a private meeting with Deezer’s CEO and Techstars Music, one free registration to Midem 2020… and more

  • Discover Midemlab's success stories


    • ✔ Available to attend Midem if selected to pitch,
    • ✔ A new company (less than 5 years old),
    • ✔ Business-ready: already launched or in beta stage,
    • ✔ Independent, not affiliated to a group,
    • ✔ Genuinely original and innovative, with international viability.


    • ✔ Music creation & education,
    • ✔ Music discovery & distribution,
    • ✔ Marketing & data/analytics,
    • ✔ Experiential technologies – VR/AR, high-resolution, IoT & hardware.

    • 10 January 2019: Call for entries opens
    • End-February: Jury members announced
    • 20 March 2019: Deadline for applications
    • End of April: Finalists announced
    • 5 June 2019: Finalists pitch their business model at Midem


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    MidemLab 2018 Finalists Download

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