Looking forward to the Midem music industry show in January? So are we, and even more so with today’s announcement of the finalists in the Midemlab startups contest.

30 finalists are spread across three categories, and will be pitching their wares at the Cannes conference, with one winner to be chosen for every category. Music Ally worked with bluenove to choose the finalists. The names are below, with full details on the companies found in this PDF. Roll on 26 January…

Music Discovery, Recommendation & Creation

Featurin.gs (Switzerland) – cloud music/video collaboration platform
Musigram (USA) – social musical app
MyMusic (Canada) – create, discover, share music magazines
MyTourManager (France) – live music discovery and recommendation
Songful by instruMagic (Israel) – the guitar app for everyone
Soundrop (Norway) – real-time social music platform
T’écoutes quoi ? (France) – meeting people through music
The Party Player (France) – music streaming services for home parties
Tomahawk (USA) – multi-source music platform and players
YaSound (France) – social music service

Marketing & Social Engagement

Audience.fm (France) – music identity and direct-to-fan platform
Beatrobo (Japan) – avatar-based music curation
Emues (Sweden) – audience-driven live music booking system
FanDistro (USA) – fanbase development, socially-aware distribution
Jamplify (USA) – social marketing platform
Kollector (Belgium) – realtime radio broadcast tracking system
mBaSo (UK) – direct2Fan artist engagement platform
Spins.FM (USA) – social radio requests
Sponsr (USA) -music sponsorship marketplace
Vyclone (USA) – social video collaboration app

Direct to Consumer Sales & Content Monetisation

Decksi by Creative D (Canada) – direct-to-fan content platform
Eazieer (France) – online music management for & by artists
Evergig (France)- hybrid concerts’ videos sharing platform
Mixgar (Hungary) – social jukebox
Murfie (USA) – social music marketplace
Piano Galaxy by JoyTunes (Israel) – addictive music education apps
Pulselocker (USA) – disrupting the DJ ecosystem
rightclearing (Switzerland) – music licensing infrastructure
Stageit (USA) – monetise live, interactive video
WeDemand /Queremos! (Brazil) – social platform to crowdfund and promote concerts