Midemlab contestants announced for Midem 2014

Midemlab contestants 2014

Midem 2014 is being held between February 1 and 4 in Cannes. Each year, music tech startups are invited to showcase new applications and services at the pitch competition Midemlab. This year, 30 finalists have been selected that offer a a range of possibilities across different sectors.

The finalists for Midemlab were selected by Music Ally and bluenove. One winner will be selected from each of three categories. In addition, one finalist will receive the Vivendi Coup de Coeur award, chosen by a “jury of Vivendi and Universal Music Group senior management” and will receive “privileged access to the group’s subsidiaries” (an intriguing if vague possibility).

Music Discovery, Recommendation and Creation 

Blitzr (France) – Metadata-driven music platform & services

Cubic.fm (Turkey) – Social music discovery platformMidemlab 2014

Indiloop (Canada) – Cloud-based mash up software

Jukely (USA) – Matchmaker for concerts and friends

Moodsnap (USA) – Image-based music discovery app

Music Gateway (UK) – Unique music Industry business platform

Muzieo (USA) – Mobile-based music discovery service

Nagual Sounds (Germany) – New interactive musical experience

Sound Wand (UK) – Musical instrument of the future

Soundwave (Ireland) – Your music world

Marketing & Social Engagement

Feature.fm by EQuala.fm (USA) – Music promotion network

FanPic by Huggity (Ireland) – Engaging fans beyond the event

Hello Stage (Austria) – Classical music community

Lalilala by Appiway (France) – Singing challenges between friends

LISNR (USA) – Dynamic Audio Content Delivery Platform

Noise Fish (UK) – Online Home of the Music Industry

Rushmore (UK) – Platform connecting artists with fans

Starlize by Mobile Motion (Germany) – Mobile Music Video Creation

Tunespeak (USA) – Musician-to-fan loyalty platform

Vidrack (Canada) – Video Camera on Your Website

Direct-to-Consumer Sales and Content Monetization

3Plet (Estonia) – Music album as an app

10tracks (Russia) – Cloud storage for music collections

BandstandMobile (Ireland) – Artist -To- Fan App Development

Capsule.fm (Germany) – Making your online content audible

Kicktone (Australia) – Social Music Discovery

Metable (UK) – Metadata and Asset Management Platform

Pulpix (France) – Exclusive showcase online services

Screenburn (UK) – Facebook video on demand platform

Songspot (France) – Social jukebox app

Weezic (France) – Augmented Sheet Music

Apart from the benefits of actually winning the Midemlab start-up competition, participants at Midem get access to a bunch of extremely smart and often useful applications and services at a very early stage. This could be interesting for companies looking for innovative services and even investors looking to capitalise on the improvements in the music business.

Check the videos and let us know what you think. Which are your tips for 2014? We like Sound Wand.

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