This year's conference will focus on services that help artists release, promote and monetize their music.
Midem 2020 isn't until next June, but the global music industry conference already has its first keynote on the bill. The Raine Group partner Fred Davis, Downtown Music Holdings CEO Justin Kalifowitz and SoundCloud CEO Kerry Trainor will discuss artist and label services, reflecting the key focus of this year's event.
Their opening keynote on June 2 will cover the development and future of services that help artists release, promote and monetize their music around the world -- giving unsigned artists more control over their careers than ever before.
“With DIY and independent artists representing the fastest growing segment of the industry in terms of revenues, growing 35-40% year-on-year, the music industry is facing a new turning point," commented Davis, the son of legendary record executive Clive Davis. "There is an exciting opportunity to further empower these artists and rightsholders and allow the entire industry to generate significantly more revenues. In this context, metadata is more than ever a critical issue we need to unify around. Midem is uniquely positioned to host such an important conversation as it welcomes all its stakeholders.”