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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...
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Midem white paper focuses on Livestreaming and VR

We’re all trying to figure out what role livestreaming is going to play in the music industry alongside live concerts, once the latter return at scale. Midem and TheLynk have been thinking about it too, and have published...
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Call for entries: Midemlab 2021 music startups contest

Music tech startups! It’s that time of year again: when industry conference Midem opens the applications process for its Midemlab startups contest. It’s the competition’s 14th year, and as ever Music Ally...
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Midem to hold a free, online ‘Music Networking Week

Music industry conference Midem has a new online offshoot: Midem Music Networking Week. It’s taking place on Midem’s website next week (30 November to 4 December) with a focus on speed meetings, Q&As and...
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Midem and Nyege Nyege to shine a ‘Spotlight on East Africa’

One of the best steps forward for the Midem industry conference in recent years has been its expanded focus on Africa: not just booking a few speakers, but running events there and programming day-long strands at its flagship...
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Midemlab startups contest announces its 2020 winners

Solfeg·io, Super Hi-Fi, Audoo and Uptune have been named as the winners of this year's Midemlab startups contest, held as part of the Midem music industry conference. Like the conference, Midemlab was an entirely-online...
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MMF GM: ‘We need to train people to value online content’

Jayne Stynes, general manager at management body the MMF, hopes that some of the innovation around livestreams during the Covid-19 pandemic will lead to lasting change. “At my most optimistic, I would love to believe...
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Amber Grimes and Nicole Wyskoarko talk leadership, support and diversity

Nicole Wyskoarko is EVP of urban operations at Interscope Records, and Amber Grimes is SVP of global creative at Capitol Music Group. Their joint keynote for the Midem conference, a video interview conducted by Billboard's...
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Believe boss hails the ‘rise of local independent artists’

“2010 to 2020, the headline was the rise of streaming. 2020 to 2030, I think the headline is going to be the rise of local independent artists, because we are now at the stage where streaming is the largest form of...
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MePlaylist wants to ‘change the perception’ of African music

Streaming service MePlaylist, whose president of global marketing is Mathew Knowles (aka Beyoncé’s father), is aiming to challenge the traditional way African music is pigeonholed in the west. “There’s...
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12m SoundCloud creators get heard every month (but 13m don’t)

This year’s Midem music industry conference is online-only, with new video sessions being published daily this week. One of today’s crop sees SoundCloud’s Kerry Trainor, Downtown Music’s Justin Kalifowitz...
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Midem Digital Edition confirms speakers for this week’s event

This week should be the annual Midem music industry conference in Cannes, but due to Covid-19 the event will be online-only. Midem has now confirmed its final lineup for the event, which runs from tomorrow to the end of the...