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Liveblog: Facebook partnerships VP Dan Rose talks music at Midem

Facebook made its big music move towards the end of 2011, launching its new open graph for partners like Spotify, Rhapsody and Deezer to get their users sharing details of every song that they streamed with friends. So how...
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Liveblog: Mark Mulligan talks ‘Agile Music’ at Midem

Analyst Mark Mulligan bagged a slot at Midem today to talk about the concept of ‘Agile Music’ – how music products need to evolve in ‘the age of mass customisation’. Mulligan said that the decline...
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Liveblog: Google, UMG, Amazon and Merlin talk digital music

This should be fun. A panel called ‘How to work with the fab four’ was the centrepiece of Midem’s Visionary Monday afternoon session, moderated by Ted Cohen. The panel comprised Charles Caldas, CEO of Merlin;...
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Liveblog: Zvooq talks interconnected ecosystems of fans

Zvooq’s Bas Grasmayer talked about the “age of nonlinearity” at Midem this afternoon, and the lessons that the music industry can learn from what’s happening online, including social networks. “First,...
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Liveblog: Coca-Cola and Mark Ronson talk music and branding

Producer/artist Mark Ronson was the big draw at the start of Midem’s Visionary Monday afternoon, in a joint keynote session with Coca-Cola’s SVP of integrated marketing communications and capabilities Wendy Clark....
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Liveblog: Mike Masnick’s ‘totally positive’ look at the music industry

Mike Masnick took the stage at Midem this afternoon. He’s impossible to liveblog but fascinating to listen to: fizzing with ideas and speaking fast. We’ll do our best. “The industry is amazing right now…...
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Liveblog: Zoe Keating and Paul Van Dyk on sustainable music careers

Time for some artists to have their say on digital music opportunities, in a panel session at Midem on building sustainable music careers in the modern industry. The panel, moderated by Jeremy Silver, comprised music manager...
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Liveblog: Midem Music Hack Day hacks unveiled

People have been holed up in a room at Midem building apps and hacks, as part of the Music Hack Day event. SoundCloud’s Dave Haynes and Six Two Productions’ Martyn Davies have been overseeing it, and they took...
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Liveblog: Rovio CEO Mikael Hed talks Angry Birds at Midem

Angry Birds is a phenomenon, but what can Rovio Mobile’s mobile game teach the music industry? CEO Mikael Hed took the stage at Midem this morning for an interview conducted by Evolver.fm’s Eliot Van Buskirk....
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MPme, Crowdsurfing and WildChords win 2012 Midemlab contest

This weekend has seen the Midemlab contest host 30 innovative music startups, pitching their wares to attendees. The winners of the three categories were announced this morning. Music Ally boss Paul Brindley took to the stage...
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Liveblog: Saatchi & Saatchi CEO Kevin Roberts talks music and brands

As worldwide CEO of agency Saatchi & Saatchi, Kevin Roberts should know a thing or two about brands. But what’s his take on music? He took to the Midem stage today for a keynote speech, giving his views on how marketers...
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Liveblog: Topspin’s Ian Rogers kicks off Midem’s Visionary Monday

Saddle up. We’re here for Midem’s Visionary Monday strand, for the longest sustained bout of liveblogging in Music Ally’s history. Only laptop battery life can hold us back today… The sessions are...