Finalists announced for Midemlab 2013 startups contest

Midemlab offers a showcase for startups involved in the music sphere to present themselves to the worldwide music industry every year at Midem in Cannes. For the 2013 edition, 30 finalists have been announced in three categories, and will be pitching their services or products at the music conference, with one winner to be chosen for every category.

As in previous years, there is a clear focus on music discovery, fan management tools and the recurrent issue of monetisation. Expect more about this after the event.

Music Discovery, Recommendation & Creation

Featurin.gs (Switzerland) – cloud music/video collaboration platform
Musigram (USA) – social musical app
MyMusic (Canada) – create, discover, share music magazines
MyTourManager (France) – live music discovery and recommendation
Songful by instruMagic (Israel) – the guitar app for everyone
Soundrop (Norway) – real-time social music platform
T’écoutes quoi ? (France) – meeting people through music
The Party Player (France) – music streaming services for home parties
Tomahawk (USA) – multi-source music platform and players
YaSound (France) – social music service

Marketing & Social Engagement

Audience.fm (France) – music identity and direct-to-fan platform
Beatrobo (Japan) – avatar-based music curation
Emues (Sweden) – audience-driven live music booking system
FanDistro (USA) – fanbase development, socially-aware distribution
Jamplify (USA) – social marketing platform
Kollector (Belgium) – realtime radio broadcast tracking system
mBaSo (UK) – direct2Fan artist engagement platform
Spins.FM (USA) – social radio requests
Sponsr (USA) -music sponsorship marketplace
Vyclone (USA) – social video collaboration app

Direct to Consumer Sales & Content Monetisation

Decksi by Creative D (Canada) – direct-to-fan content platform
Eazieer (France) – online music management for & by artists
Evergig (France)- hybrid concerts’ videos sharing platform
Mixgar (Hungary) – social jukebox
Murfie (USA) – social music marketplace
Piano Galaxy by JoyTunes (Israel) – addictive music education apps
Pulselocker (USA) – disrupting the DJ ecosystem
Rightclearing (Switzerland) – music licensing infrastructure
Stageit (USA) – monetise live, interactive video
WeDemand /Queremos! (Brazil) – social platform to crowdfund and promote concerts

Midemlab is part of the Midem trade fair, to be held January 26-29 2013 in Cannes.

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