Radiohead’s co-manager Brian Message will deliver a keynote speech at the 2009 MIDEM international music market in Cannes, which runs Jan. 18 to 21.
Message, of Courtyard Management, also represents singer songwriter Kate Nash and dance act Faithless and is a steering committee member of the recently formed Featured Artist Coalition.
He will speak at 12.30pm on Jan. 19 as part of MIDEM’s second international manager summit, focusing on new business models in the light of Radiohead’s experimental online release of “In Rainbows,” where fans could choose their own price.
It has also been confirmed that Tero Ojanpera, executive VP and head of the Nokia Entertainment and Communities business, will talk about the launch of the all-you-can-eat digital service Comes With Music in a keynote speech at MidemNet, the international forum that focuses on the music business in the digital age. MidemNet takes place on Jan. 17-18 in Cannes as part of MIDEM.