Tag: midem 2017

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Music publishing boss Andrew Jenkins: ‘Copyright should be forever’

“I’m going to say something very controversial now. I don’t think there should be a term of copyright. If I buy a house, I own it forever. It’s my property. If I have intellectual property, I should have it forever.” Andrew...
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All of Music Ally’s Midem 2017 coverage in one place

The dust is settling from this year’s Midem 2017 conference in Cannes, where Music Ally’s two-man editorial team of Stuart Dredge and Eamonn Forde reported on more than 30 panels and keynote sessions between them. That’s...
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The magic words of A&R: storytelling and market knowledge

The final morning of the Midem conference included a panel on how to sign and develop artists, as digital's impact grows on both discovery and consumption. Speakers were Vidhi Gandhi (A&R at Ninja Tune), Patrik Larsson...
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First Access Entertainment’s Sarah Stennett on the future for artists (#midem)

One of the most anticipated keynotes of this year’s Midem was that of First Access Entertainment CEO Sarah Stennett. Her joint venture with Access Industries combines recorded music, management and publishing services,...
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Midem Wrap Day Three: Blockchain, Run The Jewels, Bots and more

From blockchain and bots to Run The Jewels and digital marketing trends, it's been another busy day at the Midem conference in Cannes.
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Deezer CEO Hans-Holger Albrecht talks streaming in 2017 (#midem)

Spotify and Apple Music may suck up lots of the attention in the music-streaming world, but other services have their own global ambitions. Deezer, for example, which continues to grow and launch new features. Its CEO...
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Is the ‘value gap’ debate anywhere near a resolution? (#midem)

Yesterday, we reported on a Midem panel providing the European perspective on the debate about YouTube, safe harbour legislation and the ‘value gap’. Today there was a panel billed as “round two” – although still...
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Messaging, bots and AI’s music evolution in 2017 (#midem)

Hundreds of thousands of music fans are already interacting with their favourite artists through bots on messaging apps like Facebook Messenger. So how might this trend develop in 2017 and beyond? A panel at Midem today...
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Midem wrap panel: blockchain, AI, streaming and more (#midem)

As Midem moves towards its closing day tomorrow, a wrap panel this afternoon discussed some of the trends that have emerged over the course of this week’s conference. Moderated by Reed Midem’s James Martin, the panel...
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How Run The Jewels found fame and fortune: by focusing on fans (#midem)

The secret to hip-hip duo Run The Jewels’ success? Their music, of course. But there has also been some canny marketing going on around the band’s rise to cultural prominence. Today at Midem, manager Amaechi Uzoigwe...
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Latin star Daddy Yankee talks ‘the power of digital’ (#midem)

Daddy Yankee is currently having something of a moment, thanks to his ‘Despacito’ collaboration with Luis Fonsi topping charts around the world. The Latin-urban music star appeared at Midem this morning to discuss...
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What can blockchain really do for the music industry? (#midem)

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a music-industry conference in possession of a good audience must be in want of a blockchain panel. Midem had one this morning as part of its copyright summit. Moderated by...