Harvey Goldsmith and Kevin Wall have been tapped to deliver keynote speeches for a special Jan. 23 live music program during the Midem trade fair in Cannes.

Harvey Goldsmith and Kevin Wall have been tapped to deliver keynote speeches for a special Jan. 23 live music program during the Midem trade fair in Cannes.

Both executives were principal figures behind the July 2 Live 8 concerts. Goldsmith is a 40-year veteran of the live music business and managing director of British firm Harvey Goldsmith Productions. As previously reported, the trade fair will honor Goldsmith and his fellow Live 8 co-producers Bob Geldof and John Kennedy that night with its "Midem Personality of the Year" award.

Wall was Live 8 executive TV producer and is CEO and founder of Network Live, a joint venture among AOL, XM Satellite Radio and AEG which was designed as the first multi-platform digital entertainment company for live programming.

The Live Music Network program will feature panel discussions on global touring and the exposure of artists and repertoire within the major world markets.

The dedicated live music event is organized in association with trade body Music Managers Forum and the European Live Music Forum, in conjunction with VIP Booking and German music trade publication Musikwoche/Live Daily.

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