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MIDEM+24 Experience

MIDEM+ will host MIDƐM+24 Experience, a leading neutral platform for dialogue, influence, and collaboration on the current and future challenges of the music industry. For this 2024 edition, the objective is to stimulate debate and bring about convergences of views during privileged moments of exchange between political actors and the music industry ecosystem.

OVERVIEW

Thu 25th Jan

When: from 02:30PM until 06:00PM

Where: Salon des Ambassadeurs

Fri 26th Jan

When: from 09.00AM until 04.00PM

Where: Hi5 Studio

+8 HOURS OF B2B CONTENT
+50 SPEAKERS

A selection of
MIDEM+24 Experience
speakers

MIDEM+24 Experience 
Programme

subject to change

THURSDAY 25 JANUARY
PALAIS DES FESTIVALS DE CANNES - SALLE DES AMBASSADEURS

IN CONVERSATION WITH YEMI ALADE (30')

2.00-2.30PM

In a session that promises to be as dynamic as her music, Yemi Alade, the acclaimed Afropop sensation, will share her inspiring journey in the music industry and her forward-looking views on its future. She will delve into the evolving landscape of African music, discussing the integration of traditional and modern influences and the growing impact of digital technology on her work.

  • Yemi Alade, Singer, Songwriter, Actress and Activist (Nigeria)

  • Moderated by: Jeannette Boulanger (France)

INTERNATIONALIZING EMERGING MARKETS THROUGH DIASPORA (35')

2.30-3.05PM

In an increasingly interconnected world, diasporas serve as powerful agents for introducing emerging genres like Reggaeton and Afrobeats to international audiences. Join our panel of industry experts as they navigate the complexities and opportunities of tapping into diasporic communities.

  • Abuchi Peter Ugwu, CEO, Chocolate City Group (Nigeria)

  • Dennis Murcia, International A&R and Business Development, Codiscos (Colombia)

  • Deborah Smith, Co-Founder & Director, Anara Publishing (United Kingdom)

  • Yoann Chapalain, Label Manager, Africori (South Africa) 

  • Moderated by: Ed Peto, Founder & Managing, Director Outdustry

 

START-UP SPOTLIGHT: EXPERIENCE & CULTURE (10')

3.05-3.15PM

  • AfroCharts - Leonard Novati

  • Astrotwig - Gideon Olanrewaju Odukogbe

  • Music Tomorrow - Pierre Niboyet

  • Billy - Robin Champseix

ADVANCING MUSIC TECHNOLOGY VENTURES FOR THE NEXT DECADE (30')

03.15-03.45PM

This session will explore the significant tech advancements and funding strategies essential for 2030's music landscape, focusing on areas like AI, blockchain, and rights management. Discussions will center on supporting disruptive startups and growth-stage companies poised to redefine industry norms.

  • Jean Bourcereau, Managing Partner, Ventech (France)

  • Joe Puthenveetil, Partner, Raine Advisors Ltd (United Kingdom)

  • Moderated by: Florence Ribes, Founder & Managing Partner, IRIS Finance (France)

START-UP SPOTLIGHT: AI & IMPACT (15')

3.45-4.00PM

  • Aux - Ben Bowler

  • BizBat - Raul Marquez

  • Odisei - Judith Sunyer

  • .mura - Kousuke Ban

  • NUSIC - Adam Place

  • 0xKYC - Adam Zasada

 

TAKE A BYTE: EXPLORING THE LATEST TRENDS IN MUSIC INVESTMENT (45')
4.00-4.45PM

In an era where music transcends mere art and becomes a valuable asset, this session will offer a deep dive into the dynamic and potentially lucrative world of music asset classes. Our speakers will examine the surge in music rights purchases, unpack the roles and strategies of various investment entities, and debate whether we're witnessing a sustainable revaluation of music assets or the inflation of yet another precarious bubble.

  • Fred Davis, Partner, Raine Advisors Ltd (United Kingdom)

  • Mark Miller, CEO, Labelcoin (USA)

  • Per Sundin, CEO, Pophouse Entertainment (Sweden)

  • Scott Cohen, CEO, JXBX (USA)

  • Moderated by: Allen Bargfrede, Managing Director, Avance Partners (France)

EXCLUSIVE MUSIC RIGHTS ANNOUNCEMENT (10')

4.45-4.55PM

Last year, the total value of music IP worldwide was estimated at $41.5 billion (IFPI & CISAC). Many believe that the next revolution in the music industry ​lies in fractioning ​this IP, or masters and publishing rights​, to unlock creators' independence, while protecting ​their creative control. Join us for an exclusive announcement by Bolero, the all-in-one marketplace to invest in Song Shares.

  • William Bailey, CEO & Co-founder, Bolero (France)
     

THE REALITY BEHIND OUR MUSIC CHOICES (20')

4.55-5.15PM

In an era where streaming platforms shape our musical experiences, our panel explores the intriguing divergence between what people claim to be their favourite music and what their streaming data reveals. This session delves into the groundbreaking findings from an extensive study involving over 15,000 music fans, juxtaposing their survey responses with actual streaming habits.

  • Manuel Moussallam, Head of R&D, Deezer (France)

  • Thomas Louail, Tenured Researcher, CNRS (France)
     

TOWARD SINGULARITY: WHEN ARTISTS AND AI TRANSCEND GPTs (45')

5.15-6.00PM

In this engaging panel, we bring together a diverse group of musicians and content producers to delve into the fascinating world of generative AI and its burgeoning impact on the creative industry. This session aims to illuminate the myriad ways in which artificial intelligence is not just altering but enhancing the creative process. Our panelists will share their firsthand experiences and insights into how AI tools are opening new avenues for creativity, enabling novel sounds and images, and fostering a unique collaboration between human artistry and machine intelligence.

  • Stewart Copeland, Composer, Drummer & Founder of The Police (USA)

  • Steve Lyon, Music Producer, Engineer & Mixer (United Kingdom)

  • Jean-Michel Jarre, Composer, Performer & Producer (France)

  • Sacha Chaban, Composer, Orchestrator, Conductor, 1908 Scoring Studios (USA)

  • ​Moderated by: Belkacem Bahlouli, Editor in Chief, Rolling Stone France (France)

FRIDAY 26 JANUARY
PALAIS DES FESTIVALS DE CANNES - Hi5 STUDIO

OPENING REMARKS (5')

9.00-9.05AM

  • Benoît Desveaux, Managing Director, Hopscotch (France)

HORIZONS: THE MUSIC INDUSTRY'S NEXT CHAPTER (20')

9.05-9.25AM

Discover how the music industry’s performance in 2023 provides clues to the dramatic changes that will come over the next few years. Ones that will reshape today’s business by putting both fans and creators centre stage. 

  • Mark Mulligan, Managing Director and Analyst, MIDiA Research (UK)
     

THE CREATOR & THE INDUSTRY: SHARING THE CREATED VALUE (45')

9.25-10.10AM

We will discuss how creators can be fairly compensated for their work and the role of labels — from major to indie — in shaping artist-centric monetization models. The panel will explore their potential to rebalance financial outcomes for new and established acts. How will this shift influence the strategies of labels and the livelihoods of artists? Join industry leaders as they analyze the intersection of creative value and business models, seeking to redefine what it means to monetize music in the digital age.

  • Richard James Burgess, President & CEO, A2IM (USA)

  • Ibán García Del Blanco, Member of European Parliament (Spain)

  • Jeronimo Folgueira, CEO, Deezer (France)

  • Tore Engström Østby, Vice President, IAO (Norway)

  • Bruno Crolot, Senior Director, Head of International, Spotify (France)

  • Moderated by: Allen Bargfrede, Managing Director, Avance Partners (France)

THE AI DISRUPTION: NAVIGATING NEW FRONTIERS IN MUSIC CREATION (45')

10.10-10.55AM

The music industry is witnessing an unprecedented surge in creativity, with over 60 million music creators worldwide, from seasoned professionals to emerging TikTok talents. This explosion of talent is fueled by affordable, accessible technology, including generative AI and sophisticated yet inexpensive hardware. With over 120,000 tracks released daily on streaming platforms, the role of AI in music creation has become a focal point of discussion. This panel delves into the transformative impact of AI on the music industry, examining the perspectives of creators and professionals on this evolution.

  • Stewart Copeland, Composer, Drummer and Founder of The Police 

  • John Phelan, Director General, ICMP (Belgium)

  • Cécile Rap-Veber, CEO, SACEM (France)

  • Andreea Gleeson, CEO, TuneCore (USA)

  • Michel Zgarka, CEO, Hitlab Inc. (Canada)

  • Moderated by: Jeff Liebenson, President, IAEL (USA)

COFFEE BREAK ('15)

10.55-11.10AM

 

IN CONVERSATION WITH DAVID LISNARD, MAYOR OF CANNES & PRESIDENT OF MIDEM+ (20')

11.10-11.30AM

  • David Lisnard, Mayor of Cannes (France)

  • Bertrand Burgalat, Artist & Producer, CEO, Tricatel (France)

  • Moderated by: Belkacem Bahlouli, Editor-in-chief, Rolling Stone France (France)

FUNDING CULTURAL DIVERSITY AND CREATIVE ARTS (45')

11.30AM-12.15PM

The passion for music doesn't just impact artists and the industry; it has a broad societal and economic impact. With over 2.6 billion people consuming music through streaming services and an estimated 180 million attending concerts annually, the industry is a cultural cornerstone. Governments worldwide allocate approximately 2 billion euros annually to music policies, with a growing attention to cultural diversity and the environmental impact.

  • Claude Kern, Senator, Senate (France)

  • Jose Luis Sevillano, Managing Director, AIE, EGDPI (Spain)

  • Thibaut Giuliani, Project Manager Culture, Publishing & Media, KissKissBankBank (France)

  • Dr. István Ujhelyi, Member of the European Parliament, Vice-Chair of the Committee on Transport and Tourism, European Parliament (Hungary)

  • Moderated by: Yvan Boudillet, VP, Public Policy, Utopia Music (France)

 

LUNCH BREAK

12.15-2.00PM

 

BACKSTAGE PASS: INSIDE EUROPE'S PREMIER LIVE ARENA (30’)

2.00-2.30PM

This discussion offers a rare glimpse 'behind the curtain' of Europe's largest indoor venue, exploring its innovative design, operational dynamics, and the challenges of staging monumental events. They'll delve into the evolution of live music experiences, from logistical marvels to cutting-edge audience engagement strategies. Additionally, the conversation will address the environmental responsibilities of hosting large-scale events, discuss sustainable practices, and pursue green solutions in live entertainment.  

  • Bathilde Lorenzetti, Vice-President, Paris La Défense Arena (France)

  • Matthieu Drouot, CEO, Gérard Drouot Productions (France)

  • ​Moderated by: Belkacem Bahlouli, Editor in Chief, Rolling Stone France (France)
     

THE SECTOR'S ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT (15')
2.30-2.45PM

It's impossible to conduct any activity without considering its impact on our environment. The music industry, like all other sectors, is undergoing a green revolution, following a slow but necessary awakening. For instance, live performances reportedly release approximately 405,000 tons of greenhouse gasses annually. This shift is particularly critical as stringent green laws are gradually being enacted. 

  • Laetitia Zappela, Senior Consultant, IPAMA (France)

MENA MUSIC MOMENTUM: NAVIGATING THE REGION'S RISING GLOBAL INFLUENCE (30')
2.45-3.15PM

This session will delve into the burgeoning music market in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, exploring its dynamic growth and international buzz. We will discuss how cultural policies are shaping these markets, enabling local artists to shine on a global stage and attracting international talents. We'll examine the role of festivals, labels, and the latest industry trends that contribute to the region's increasing prominence in the global music landscape.

  • Paul Pacifico, CEO, Music Commission (Saudi Arabia)

  • Brahim El Mazned, Founder & CEO, Visa For Music (Morocco) 

  • Moderator: Matthieu Corosine, CEO & Co-Founder, Allover Productions (France)

THE POWER OF SOUND IN SHAPING SOCIETY (30')
3.15-3.45PM

In an era of hyper-compression and diminished sound quality, the preservation of audio fidelity goes beyond the fan experience. This session delves into the challenges and opportunities of maintaining high-quality sound in our increasingly digital world. From exploring the health impacts of continuous exposure to poor audio to discussing innovative techniques in sound recording and reinforcement, the conversation will provide insights into enhancing soundscapes. This discussion is a call to action for industry professionals.

  • Christian Hugonnet, Founder of UNESCO's Sound Week, The Sound Week Association (France)

  • Moderated by: Christophe Rioux, Academic, Journalist & Writer (France)

THE EU's ROLE IN AMPLIFYING MUSIC AND ARTISTRY (15')
3.45-4.00PM

We will discuss the pivotal role of the European Union in nurturing the music sector and supporting artists. The conversation will highlight the significant programme Creative Europe and explore how initiatives like this are shaping a more vibrant and sustainable music industry within the EU. 

  • Monica Semedo, Member of the European Parliament (Luxemburg)

  • Moderated by: Ben Costantini, Conference Director, MIDEM+ (France)

CLOSING REMARKS
4.00PM

  • Benoît Desveaux, Managing Director, Hopscotch (France)

  • Pierre-Yves Sanchis, CEO, Youmatter (France)

WORKSHOP
THURSDAY 25 JANUARY
PALAIS DES FESTIVALS DE CANNES - SALLE DE RÉDACTION 2

KISSKISS DATINGS (90')
3.00-4.30PM

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KISSKISS DATINGS! Learn more about participatory financing and how your communities can support your business and your independence with KissKissBankBank. For 1h30, Thibaut Giulani, artists and creators advisor, responsible for media, publishing and cultural projects, will share his best advice and answer all your questions.

SPEEDMEETINGS
THURSDAY 25 JANUARY
PALAIS DES FESTIVALS DE CANNES - SALON DES AMBASSADEURS

SPEEDMEETING: INTERNATIONAL MARKETS (25')
3.05-3.30PM

SPEEDMEETING: STARTUPS (30')
4.00-4.30PM

SPEEDMEETING: VENTURE CAPITAL (30')
4.30-5.00PM

SPEEDMEETING: MUSIC ASSETS (30')

5.00-5.30PM

SPEEDMEETINGS
FRIDAY 26 JANUARY
PALAIS DES FESTIVALS DE CANNES - LOBBY Hi5

SPEEDMEETING: STREAMING ECONOMY (30')
10.15-10.45AM

SPEEDMEETING: COPYRIGHT (30')
11.10-11.40AM

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Jan. 24 + 25 + 26 + 27, 2024

Cannes, France

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