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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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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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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...
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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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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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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...