Tag: midem 2017

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Def Jam’s Steve Bartels talks artists and marketing (#midem)

You don’t get much more iconic than Def Jam Recordings, which has provided a home for the Beastie Boys, Jay-Z, Rihanna, Kanye West, LL Cool J and other storied artists down the years. Today at the Midem conference in...
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Digital music marketing trends and best practices (#midem)

2017 is an exciting time for digital music marketing, with a range of technologies and platforms to use. A pair of sessions at Midem this morning explored the potential. After an introduction from Music Ally’s head of...
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Midem Wrap Day Two: Midemlab startups, China and more (#midem)

Cannes was the place to be today if you wanted to immerse yourself in the latest crop of music/tech startups. 20 were pitching as part of the Midemlab contest, across four categories.
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The European perspective on music’s ‘value gap’ (#midem)

The music industry’s arguments about the ‘value gap’ tend to be summarised as ‘rightsholders versus YouTube’. While that’s often the case, there are wider issues in play here around how internet safe-harbour...
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Warner Music on how Christopher topped the charts in China (#midem)

How many Danish pop stars have topped the charts in China? One of them was at the Midem conference today, as artist Christopher was joined by his manager and key execs from Warner Music Group to explain his Chinese success. The...
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Life as a young European indie label in 2017 (#midem)

We’re pleased that independent labels are getting stage time at this year’s Midem conference. The latest example was a session this morning of young European labels sharing their experiences. Andreas Ryser of Mouthwatering...
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Midemlab 2017 winners: HumOn, Truelinked, Soundcharts and Vinci (#midem)

All day at the Midem conference in Cannes, music/tech startups have been pitching as part of the Midemlab contest. This afternoon, the competition’s winners were announced. HumOn, Truelinked, Soundcharts and Vinci Smart...
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Midemlab 2017 pitches: experiential technologies (#midem)

The final companies to pitch in this year’s Midemlab startups contest in Cannes were the ‘experiential technology’ firms – a category that includes virtual and augmented reality, hi-res audio and hardware. ORB,...
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How indie labels cut through the noise in 2017 (#midem)

More music is being released by more artists than ever before in 2017, while streaming services are upping their efforts to provide human and algorithmic curation. How are independent labels cutting through all the noise...
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Midemlab 2017 pitches: marketing and data / analytics (#midem)

Every year, the Midem conference’s Midemlab startups contest highlights a new crop of music/tech firms hoping to make their name with a well-crafted pitch. Today’s third session saw marketing and data/analytics startups...
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Midemlab 2017 pitches: music discovery and distribution startups (#midem)

This year’s Midemlab startups contest is showcasing 20 impressive music/tech startups at the Midem conference in Cannes. The second pitch session focused on the music distribution and discovery category. Execs from Disco,...
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Midemlab 2017 pitches: music creation and education startups (#midem)

20 music/tech startups made it to the final of this year’s Midemlab startups contest, with the companies in the music creation and education category the first to pitch today in Cannes. Representatives from HumOn, Roadie...