Midem Adds Showcase For Digital Music Startups


CANNES, France (Hypebot) –
Bruce Houghton tipped you off to this several weeks ago, but now it’s official. Midem has launched its new technology showcase dubbed MidemNet Labs and named the judges who will sift through submissions to find the new best of the best.


The 15 most promising companies will be invited to present at MIDEM in January 2010 in Cannes. The start-ups to be showcased will be chosen by UK consultancy Music Ally and a jury of entrepreneurs that includes Mathew Daniel, VP of R2G/Wa3.cn (China); Daniel Ek, CEO of Spotify (Sweden/UK); Loic Le Meur, founder and CEO of Seesmic (France/USA); Alexander Ljung, founder and CEO of SoundCloud (Germany/UK); Ian Rogers, CEO of Topspin (USA); and Anthony Volodkin, founder and CEO of Hype Machine (USA).


“The music industry is continually reinventing itself and so innovation is essential,” said Dominique Leguern, Director of MIDEM. “By staging the MidemNet Lab, our aim is to put the spotlight on young companies from around the world that are providing new solutions for the future of our industry.”


To obtain more information and to submit a project to the MidemNet Lab, visit the Music Ally site: http://musically.com/midemnetlab. Entries to MidemNet Lab are open until October 27th.