MIDEM

  1. Midem 2014: Takeaways & Survival Tips



    February 06, 2014 8:15 PM EST While its impossible to take in the entirety of Midem, the international music conference, over the course of its four bustling days several recurring themes became readily apparent, including, Google bashing, going all-in on streaming and major n ...

  2. Midem Attendance Numbers Down 4%

    February 04, 2014 4:56 PM EST Attendance at the 2014 edition of Midem was down 4% on the previous year, according to conference organizers. This year’s event drew 6,150 participants, compared to 6,400 in 2013, said Midem director Bruno Crolot. A contributing factor in the smal ...

  3. Biz to Host Live Streams of Midem Talks With WME's Geiger, Vevo's Careff and Rita Ora, Chrysler/Fiat's Francois, CISAC's Jarre

    January 03, 2014 1:47 PM EST As previously reported , this year's edition of long-running international music conference Midem sees the launch of Midem Talks, a new four-day series of discussions led by prominent members of the industry. The Talks, which take place Feb. ...

  4. Midem Announces Finalists for Annual Midemlab Competition

    January 02, 2014 11:33 AM EST Midemlab, the think-tank competition of startup ideas in the digital music space, which takes place as part of the annual Midem music business conference in Cannes, France, has announced its list of finalists, thirty in all, across three categorie ...

  5. 13 Points to Watch at MIDEM 2013

    January 24, 2013 5:47 PM EST As the world's largest trade fair for the music industry, MIDEM can be daunting to navigate. Last year's gathering drew more than 6,850 attendees from 77 countries, representing 3,120 companies, including 155 startups. This year's ...

  6. MIDEM 2013 Hub

    January 21, 2013 3:56 PM EST American Express CMO John Hayes on 'Unstaged,' Social Media, and Their Vast Amount of Data on Concertgoers Worldwide Independent Network Announces 'Independent Manifesto' Blink-182's Mark Hoppus Talks Piracy, Pros and Cons ...

  7. A2IM Extends U.S. Commerce Dept Funding For Indies To Attend MIDEM 2013

    December 18, 2012 1:57 PM EST The American Association of Independent Music (A2IM) has extended its offer of financial assistance to indie labels attending next year's MIDEM music conference, taking place in Cannes, France, Jan. 26-29. The offer was originally due to expi ...

  8. Backbeat: MIDEM Pulse Check: Attendance Is (Reportedly) Up, But Conference Is Scaled Down

    January 30, 2012 11:53 AM EST Two major concerts during MIDEM had attendees sprawled out across Cannes: Sony's showcase featured the Ting Tings (above) and 2ManyDJs while Music Dealers hosted You Say France & I Whistle and Black Pearl. (Photo: MIDEM) For many MIDEM at ...

  9. MIDEM Director Bruno Crolot on His Plan to 'Reinvent The Conference'

    July 18, 2011 2:15 PM EDT International music conference and tradeshow MIDEM has a new director who is taking big steps to, as he puts it, "reinvent" the event. Due to take place in Cannes, France, January 28 to 31, the 2012 edition of the long-running conference ...

  10. What Are Young Active Consumers of Digital Music Worth?

    April 11, 2011 2:50 PM EDT A new Nielsen report, produced in collaboration with MIDEM 2011, shows young consumers are especially active in purchasing downloads, streaming music and acquiring mobile apps. But it doesn't help answer the important question: How much are t ...

  11. @MIDEM: Attendance Down 10%

    January 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST As the MIDEM convention winds down, the organization confirmed that attendance was about 7,200 - slightly ahead of its initial forecast of 7,000 - representing a 10% attendance decline from the previous year. But participants relayed to Billboard. ...

  12. @MIDEM: Billboard Honors Dealmakers At MIDEM Breakfast

    January 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST Billboard's annual MIDEM breakfast honored the conference's deal-makers as the event moved into its fourth day. Speaking at the Carlton Hotel, Billboard editorial director Bill Werde spoke of the upbeat mood at this year's conferenc ...

  13. @MIDEM: Chris Morrison Blasts File-Sharers

    January 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Gorillaz manager Chris Morrison launched an impassioned attack on file-sharing, TV talent shows and much else besides as managers took center stage at MIDEM. Morrison was speaking on the "Developing an Artist's Career in Today's Dig ...

  14. Full Coverage of MIDEM 2010

    January 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST Full coverage of the 2010 MIDEM global trade fair and conference in Cannes, France, which runs Saturday, Jan. 23 - Wednesday, Jan. 27. *** CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS OF KEY MOMENTS AT MIDEM 2010 *** @MIDEM: Attendance Down 10% January 27, 2010 As the M ...

  15. Photos: Key Moments From MIDEM 2010

    January 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Billboard.biz team was in Cannes, France, where we reported and live tweeted the MIDEM 2010 world trade show and conference. The event kicked off Saturday (Jan. 23) and ran through Wednesday (Jan. 27). Follow us on Twitter here . Wednesday MID ...

  16. MIDEM 2010 Preview: Streaming Goes Mobile, World Cup, Key Start-Ups and More

    January 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST The MIDEM global trade fair and conference in Cannes remains an essential destination for many industry executives -- not least because of the opportunity to head to the south of France and escape the January freeze. But organizers say they had to ...

  17. South African Line-Up Confirmed For MIDEM 2010

    December 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST A line-up of contemporary South African artists has been announced for MIDEM 2010's opening showcase party on Jan. 24 at the Martinez in Cannes. The party also kicks off South Africa's "Country of Honour" status at the music in ...

  18. South Africa Centre Stage At MIDEM

    June 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT MIDEM has announced that South Africa will be the country of honor at the 2010 edition of the international music market and conference in Cannes. The focus on South African will be organized in partnership with the South African Department of Art ...

  19. MIDEM Numbers Down

    January 21, 2009 12:00 AM EST Attendance at MIDEM and MidemNet 2009 fell to around 8,000 participants, according to conference organizers. That represents a fall of around 12% on 2008's total of 9,100 and, while some delegates may have anticipated a steeper decline after ...

  20. Billboard Hosts MIDEM Masters Breakfast

    January 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST Day two of MIDEM began early for those attending Billboard's MIDEM Masters Breakfast at the InterContinental Carlton hotel in Cannes. Dozens of delegates at the MIDEM international music market and conference attended the invite-only breakfas ...

  21. What To Watch For At This Year's MIDEM

    January 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST Its seductive location along a palm-lined, waterfront boulevard in the south of France is one reason why MIDEM in Cannes remains the music biz's most popular global trade fair and conference. But following an exceptionally challenging year fo ...

  22. MIDEM Unveils Publishing Summit

    December 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST MIDEM will launch its inaugural International Publishing Summit next month, in association with the International Confederation of Music Publishers (ICMP). It will be staged Jan. 20 as part of the MIDEM international music market at the Palais des ...

  23. Russia Takes Center Stage At MIDEM 2009

    November 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST The 2009 MIDEM international music market will open Jan. 18 in Cannes with a day of programming dedicated to the Russian music industry. The program is being organized in conjunction with Billboard Russia. The day’s events will include panel discu ...

  24. MidemNet 2009 Adds Keynoters

    October 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT MidemNet, the two-day (Jan. 17-18) technology and business forum that precedes music trade event MIDEM in Cannes, has announced that its 2009 edition will feature keynote speeches by Eric Nicoli, Hilary Rosen and Michael Robertson. Nicoli is curre ...

  25. Bell, Visconti Confirmed For MIDEM Talent Only Event

    November 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Domino Records head Laurence Bell and veteran producer Tony Visconti will take to the podium for the new MIDEM Talent Only session, Jan. 29, 2008, as part of the MIDEM convention in Cannes. Bell's firm has emerged as one of Britain's bri ...

  26. MIDEM Launches Talent Conference

    October 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MIDEM is launching an event dedicated to new artists to run alongside its annual music market. MIDEM Talent Only will include conferences, concerts and networking events and will run from Jan. 27 to 30. The 42nd MIDEM international music market ta ...

  27. MIDEM 2008 To Fete China

    September 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Organizers of the MIDEM music trade fair have selected China as the country of honor for its 2008 event. China will host the prestigious MIDEM Opening Night Party Jan. 27 at the Martinez Hotel. The evening, organized in partnership with the Chines ...

  28. Nobs Named MIDEM Personality Of The Year

    November 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Former Warner exec founded Montreux Jazz Festival. Claude Nobs, founder/CEO of the iconic Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, is to be honored as the personality of the year at the MIDEM international music industry confab on Jan. 22 at Cannes, ...

  29. Finnish Acts Line Up For Midem Opening Party

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Thirteen Finnish bands will perform during the opening night of the 40th Midem trade conference at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes on Jan. 22. Finland, which is recognized as Europe's fastest growi Thirteen Finnish bands will perform durin ...

  30. Finland To Host Midem 2006 Opening Night

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Finland will co-host the opening night of the 40th annual Midem music trade fair in Cannes, which will run Jan. 22-26, 2006. Trade group Music Export Finland will be in charge of staging the event, wh Finland will co-host the opening night of the ...

  31. Kyo Takes 4 At NRJ Awards

    January 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST With four awards, French rock act Kyo was the big winner Saturday at the 5th annual NRJ Music Awards in Cannes. With four awards, French rock act Kyo was the big winner Saturday at the 5th annual NRJ Music Awards in Cannes. The local Jive-signed a ...