Midem

  1. Indiegogo's Danae Ringelmann Announced as Midem 2015's First Keynote Speaker

    September 25, 2014 4:00 AM EDT Danae Ringelmann , co-founder and chief development officer of crowdfunding platform Indiegogo , will be the first keynote speaker for the annual music industry tradeshow Midem 2015 , organizer Reed MIDEM announced Thursday.  Berklee, Midem & ...

  2. Midem Moving to June in 2015

    June 05, 2014 4:00 AM EDT Midem, the long-established international music industry festival held in Cannes, announced today it is moving the event from the winter months to spring with the 2015 iteration of the confab taking place June 5-8. In addition to the date chang ...

  3. Midem's No. 1 Super Bowl Fan: Amazon Digital Music's Matt Epstein

    February 03, 2014 12:09 PM EST The epicenter of the lopsided Super Bowl at Midem, which saw the Denver Broncos massacred at the hands of the Seattle Seahawks, like so many things here, was the bar of the Carlton Hotel. The Pepsi-sponsored party , which begat at 12:30 a.m. was c ...

  4. Lyor Cohen On New Twitter Partnership: 'We're in the Business of Discovering Artists'

    February 02, 2014 6:29 PM EST Billboard caught up with Lyor Cohen, the former Warner Music head and founder of new music venture 300, at Midem hours after he had made a major announcement during his Keynote Q&A concerning a new partnership with the massive social media p ...

  5. Lyor Cohen Unveils 300 Partnership With Twitter During Midem Keynote

    February 02, 2014 3:04 PM EST Lyor Cohen used his keynote speech at Midem in Cannes, France, to announce that his new label venture, 300, has partnered with Twitter to develop A&R tools that will benefit the whole music business. (Billboard.biz caught up with Lyor Cohen t ...

  6. Midem: 5 Questions with Deezer CEO Axel Dauchez

    February 02, 2014 2:48 PM EST     Moments after appearing on stage as part of the Saturday (Feb. 1) panel “Streaming: A Sustainable Platform for Artists?” Billboard.biz caught up with Deezer CEO Axel Dauchez for an exclusive one-to-one chat. Happy to discuss Deezer’s future pl ...

  7. Pepsi’s Frank Cooper on Midemlab Sponsorship, 2014's Music Strategy, Using Big Data To Sell Soda

    January 08, 2014 3:00 PM 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 (Feb 1-4), has announced its list of finalists , thirty in all, across th ...

  8. Business Matters: The Jury is Still Out on The Future of Music

    January 30, 2013 8:49 PM EST The news from the annual MIDEM conference indicated streaming is the future of music. Deezer expanded to new countries. Rdio launched free tiers in new countries. Online video is a growing portion of revenue for record labels and music publisher ...

  9. Indies Slam Myspace Over Licensing Policy at MIDEM

    January 28, 2013 8:34 AM EST Less than one week after opening up its new design to the public, Myspace found itself in hot water with the community it’s most actively trying to court — indie artists.   Merlin, a global rights agency that represents thousands of independent ...

  10. Watch MIDEM's Visionary Monday Livestream Here, Now

    January 28, 2013 5:00 AM EST A Chinese cultural icon, a major car manufacturer, a consumer electronics giant and a leading credit card company will team up today (Jan. 28) in Cannes as part of MIDEM's plenary conference program, Visionary Monday. The day's multi-pl ...

  11. MIDEM 2013: Guvera's Phil Quartararo Says Old Record Business 'Committed Suicide'

    January 27, 2013 12:00 PM EST Guvera U.S. Managing Director Phil Quartararo served-up the soundbite of the morning at MIDEM, when he identified where the major labels messed up. “The old record business didn’t get killed. It committed suicide,” he said. “(The industry) di ...

  12. Martin Mills Receives Billboard’s Industry Icon Award

    January 27, 2013 9:07 AM EST Above (from left): Billboard editorial director Bill Werde, Beggars Group founder and Billboard Industry Icon Award winner Martin Mills, Reed Midem CEO Paul Zilk and Midem director Bruno Crolot. (Photo: MIDEM/D'Halloy/Image & Co) Martin M ...

  13. Backbeat: The Orchard Rocks Villa Party At MIDEM

    January 27, 2013 8:11 AM EST In what has become a MIDEM tradition, The Orchard held its annual reception at the Villa D’Estelle in Cannes Saturday night to officially kick off three nights of festivities. This year’s party was perhaps the most packed yet, with music label, p ...

  14. MIDEM Panel and Q&A: Kevin Wortis on Amanda Palmer, Kickstarter, ‘Theatre Vs. Theater’

    January 26, 2013 2:17 PM EST MIDEM 2013 opened in Cannes with a raft of how-to sessions. One of the freshest of those featured Kevin Wortis who drilled well under the surface of his ward Amanda Palmer’s million-dollar fan-funding exercise.  Wortis (see Q&A below) is a 22- ...

  15. 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 Co ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. Exclusive: MIDEM Director Bruno Crolot on 2013 Plans, Why the Industry Still Needs To Make the (Costly) Trip To Cannes

    August 31, 2012 11:47 AM EDT Midem director Bruno Crolot who spoke exclusively to Billboard.biz about his vision for 2013's edition. Held at the start of the year in Cannes, France, the 2012 edition of MIDEM was notable for a gradual re-invention of the long-running inte ...

  18. Popkomm Shuts Down; Berlin Music Week, Reeperbahn Fest, Musikmesse, and Other German Fests Rise

    July 24, 2012 4:13 PM EDT After 23 years, Popkomm, Berlin's annual music fair has closed its doors. But now, with the city of Berlin launching Berlin Music Week this Sept. and the success of Hamburg's Reeperbahn Festival in the same month, many in the industry ma ...

  19. France To Launch Organization To Preserve Local Music

    February 17, 2012 11:41 AM EST French Minister of Culture Frederic Mitterrand has announced the launch of CNM, the French National Center for Music, designed to support local French creativity and diversity in terms of record and concert production. This announcement was largel ...

  20. German Politicians @MIDEM Weigh in on Music Biz; GEMA Signs With Deezer

    January 31, 2012 7:45 AM EST "The German delegations are a mainstay of MIDEM and thus form part of its core," said MIDEM CEO Paul Zilk at the opening ceremony of the German joint stand on Sunday afternoon at MIDEM in Cannes. Numerous politicians flew from Germany in ...

  21. Video: MIDEM Hack Day Highlights: MyNight, Badgify, JPC2000, More

    January 30, 2012 1:07 PM EST The submissions from MIDEM's Hack Day were unveiled today in Cannes, with 18 apps and programs uploaded to the Hack Day's wiki page . The event was introduced at MIDEM on Saturday by SoundCloud VP of business development Dave Haynes and ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. MIDEM 2012 Line-Up Adds Mark Ronson, Paul van Dyk, Saatchi & Saatchi CEO Kevin Roberts

    November 21, 2011 2:45 PM EST Grammy Award-winning artist and producer Mark Ronson, German dance artist Paul van Dyk and Kevin Roberts, CEO Worldwide of Saatchi & Saatchi have been confirmed as guest speakers for next year's MIDEM confab, due to take place January 28 ...

  24. MIDEM 2012: Facebook's Dan Rose To Keynote, Live Music Fest, Cheaper Tix, More

    October 18, 2011 7:46 AM EDT Facebook vice president of partnerships and platform marketing, Dan Rose, is to deliver a keynote speech at Midem 2012. Due to take place in Cannes, France, January 28 to 31, next year's edition of the long-running conference marks the first ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. Business Matters: World Coming Around to U2 Manager Paul McGuinness' Piracy, ISP Views

    July 12, 2011 7:58 PM EDT Visionary or Apostate? U2 Manager Paul McGuinness -- Paul McGuinness has a guest column in The Telegraph titled "The Age of 'Free' is Coming to an End." It's a well-timed article. Last week, U.S. entertainment companies an ...

  27. Jeremy Welt Exits Warner Bros. Records

    June 03, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Jeremy Welt has left his role as senior VP of new media at Warner Bros. Records. According to details posted on his blog, he left the company last week. No details yet on the circumstances of his departure, who will be replacing him, or where he i ...

  28. Biz Matters: Spain's Music Sales Dropped 21% In 2010

    January 31, 2011 1:52 PM EST Spain's Recorded Music Dropped 21% Last Year -- Spain's recorded music market dropped 21.1% to €167 million (U.S. $228 million), according to figures released by Promusicae, the country's recorded music industry trade group. The dec ...

  29. MIDEM 2011: A Fine Music Business Conference. And Just A Little More

    January 28, 2011 1:41 PM EST MIDEM has long been one of, if not the ultimate annual dipstick for the music business. And so it's worth paying careful attention to what came up this year -- the 45th iteration of the event. This year's ran from Jan. 22 to Jan. 26. Onc ...

  30. Guest Columnist Mark Mulligan on Why and How Digital Music Products Are Failing

    January 26, 2011 6:47 PM EST There's been a lot of buzz (some positive and not so positive!) about comments I have made about the current state of the digital music market in the New York Times and at Midem. The quote which really grabbed the attention was "As Thing ...

  31. MIDEM One-on-Ones: Online Ticketing, The Value of Music, Western Acts In Japan

    January 25, 2011 12:00 AM EST Between the music industry panel discussions at this year's MIDEM conference in Cannes, France, Billboard senior editorial analyst Glenn Peoples picks the brains of attendee executives to learn what's happening behind the scenes. Exiting ...

  32. MIDEM's 2011 Startup Winners: Next Big Sound, Jammbox, Shuffler.fm

    January 25, 2011 12:00 AM EST CANNES, France -- Startup companies, investors, and interested attendees jammed the MidemNet Lounge here for three days to get a look the emerging companies shaping the digital music future. 150 startup companies were represented at the event, acc ...

  33. MIDEM In Transition: A Startup's Perspective, By Songkick CEO Ian Hogarth

    January 25, 2011 12:00 AM EST Ian Hogarth is the co-founder and CEO of Songkick, a London-based startup that allows fans to organize and track their favorite bands and track concerts and dates. Billboard.biz welcomes guest colums - contact Jem.Aswad@billboard.com or any Billbo ...

  34. Two Questions at a Bar With Ultra Music's Patrick Moxey @ MIDEM

    January 25, 2011 12:00 AM EST Ultra Music founder Patrick Moxey is a perfect representation of the music industry evolution being showcased at this year's MIDEM. His career has run the gamut, from managing DJ Premier and Guru to being SVP of A&R at Virgin Records. Bil ...

  35. MIDEM Photo Gallery II: Night Owls from Ministry of Sound, Mobile Roadie, Musicmetric, Mobile Ally, Tommy Boy And More

    January 24, 2011 12:00 AM EST Left to right: Hiroki Beck, International A&R Coordinator, Ministry of Sound U.K.; David Dollimore, Managing Director of Recording, Ministry of Sound U.K.; Dipesh Parmar, Sr. A&R Manager, Ministry of Sound U.K. Ministry of Sound was well r ...

  36. Exclusive Video: Watch James Cottriall Perform At MIDEM's Fringe Lounge

    January 24, 2011 12:00 AM EST Amid all the dealmaking, networking and prognosticating taking place at MIDEM, the Fringe Lounge offers a refreshing reminder to all that it's the music that drives all this activity. Click HERE to see James Cottriall , an English singer-song ...

  37. MIDEM 2011 Weekend Recap: Tom Silverman on the Collapse of Digital Catalog Sales

    January 24, 2011 12:00 AM EST MIDEM is businesslike during the day and playful at night. But it never stops being about business. While the crowd at the Station Tavern watched the AFC and NFC championship games, networking was alive and well. And as the evening wore on and oth ...

  38. Shakira, Usher Bring The Glitz; Digital Stars Bring The Geeks To MIDEM

    January 23, 2011 8:16 AM EST CANNES, France -- The real rock stars were the stars of the opening night of MidemNET in Cannes. With the NRJ Music Awards show hosted in Cannes on Saturday night, the music industry was given a reminder of who really runs the show. After the pane ...

  39. IODA And Sony Launch IODA Africa

    January 23, 2011 12:00 AM EST The Independent Online Distribution Alliance , a digital distribution company for the independent music industry, today announced the launch of IODA Africa, which it describes as the first global digital music distribution network in Sub-Saharan A ...

  40. Exclusive Video: Taylor Hanson On What He's Looking For @MIDEM 2011

    January 23, 2011 12:00 AM EST Taylor Hanson, along with his brothers Zac and Isaac of the band Hanson, started their own record label 3CG Records in 2002 after conflict over creative issues drove them to leave the major-label world. Being independent seems only to have helped ...

  41. Exclusive MIDEM Video: mSpot CEO Daren Tsui Responds To Cloud Locker Licensing Controversy

    January 23, 2011 12:00 AM EST After being savaged by Sony Music's Thomas Hesse and others during yesterday's MIDEM panel, Digital Music Future - Going Cloud or Getting Cloudy , mSpot CEO Daren Tsui more fully addressed the controversy surrounding his digital locker s ...

  42. At MIDEM 2011, Vivendi's Levy Calls For Crackdown On Piracy

    January 22, 2011 12:00 AM EST Photo Credit: © 360 MEDIAS - IMAGE & Co CANNES, France -- Vivendi CEO Jean-Bernard Lévy called on governments to step up their fight against piracy during his keynote interview at the MIDEM conference today. In a half-hour discussion with the ...

  43. Reinventing Music Biz Panel @ MIDEM Says Industry Failing Up-and-Coming Artists

    January 22, 2011 12:00 AM EST CANNES, France -- small and emerging music companies accused the more established music industry of failing up-and-coming acts during a session at this year's MidemNet, the digital-music forum held at Cannes Jan. 22-26 during international MI ...

  44. MIDEM 2011: Billboard.biz Will Be All Over It!

    January 21, 2011 12:00 AM EST This weekend, the annual MIDEM conference gets underway, bringing the music industry together in Cannes, France, to assess the current state of the business and set the stage for the year to come. Billboard's team -- including Editorial Direc ...

  45. MIDEM Taps Glee's Bloom For Sync Confab

    October 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT "Glee" music supervisor PJ Bloom has been confirmed as a keynote speaker at the first MIDEM Sync conference. Due to take place Jan. 24 in Cannes, France, MIDEM Sync is a daylong conference dedicated to the music sync business, which runs ...

  46. Here's Why You Should Come To Billboard's Music App Summit

    September 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT It’s an unfortunate state of today’s digital music landscape that two creative industries which stand to benefit from cooperation are too often are at odds with one another: the music industry and the developer community. At next week’s Mobile Ent ...

  47. Jean-Bernard Levy To Keynote At MidemNet 2011

    September 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Vivendi CEO Jean-Bernard Levy has been unveiled as the first MidemNet keynote speaker for the opening day of the digital music business conference in Cannes. He will appear on Jan. 22, 2011 at the 12th edition of MidemNet. According to a statement ...

  48. MIDEM Director Leguern To Step Down After 2011 Event

    June 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Dominique Leguern is to step down from her role as director of Cannes, France-based industry conference/trade fair MIDEM after its 2011 edition. Announcing the decision today (June 3), Leguern said in a statement that she had been "proud to l ...

  49. Hello Music Rolls Out New Dashboard Tool For Artists

    June 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Hello Music, a sort of digital DIY aggregator for unsigned artists which launched at MIDEM earlier this year, added a new dashboard tool that lets clients manage their content and information across all of the company’s partner sites. Hello Music ...

  50. A2IM Heads To Washington

    May 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A2IM is going to Washington at the end of June to try and get export subsidies for independent labels, organization's president Rich Bengloff told Billboard at the National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers convention. While there, A2IM will m ...

Pages