If you’re in the business of music, the news is that the Midem early bird deadline is coming up on September 30. For €495 you can be part of the newer, shinier Midem next year (start-ups and application developers get this rate irrespective and students & independent artists can get in at just €295). These are significant reductions for the world’s pre-eminent music business event as the walk-in price is €795.
Facebook and music
In other news, it has been announced that Facebook’s Dan Rose, VP of Partnerships & Platform Marketing, will be making a keynote address. As music is about to make even bigger inroads into Facebook, this could be significant. If you check your own timeline, you’ll probably find music comes in about every three messages. How can the business capitalise on that? Between now and Midem, we are expecting major news from the social media giant.
Heavyweights Microsoft BizSpark, the globally-renowned incubation program, will provide midemlab finalists with personalized coaching sessions and valuable tips to help prepare their most effective pitch. Berklee Music College and other bodies will also be active during Midem. To sign up, visit Midem.