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
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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