Midem cancels physical conference for November digital event


Will physical industry conferences be a thing this year? As more events get cancelled or pushed back, it’s looking like 2021 may be another year of online panels and networking.

Midem organiser Reed Midem has announced that this year’s Midem will be online-only, and held on 16-19 November rather than its previous June slot.

Midem Digital Edition will have a similar mix of keynotes, workshops and startup pitches to last year’s virtual event, with Reed Midem saying that the physical event will return to Cannes on 7-10 June 2022.

There’s also a second event this year, Midem Africa, which kicks off on 28 June and will feature four days of sessions and networking focusing on the digital music ecosystem on that continent.

Stuart Dredge

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2 responses
  • Robert Yates says:

    I attended the 1979 Midem Convention. I am currently writing a book and need to mention the month that Midem was staged in 1979. I can’t find that info online, can someone tell me the month of Midem in 1979. I think it may have been in November. Thank you..

  • Alice Whitaker says:

    Hello Robert, we don’t know I’m afraid, but we found this listing for an album recorded at the Midem Jazz Gala in 1979 which says ‘January’ – could that help?

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