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From 4-7 June, Cannes is hosting the 53rd edition of Midem, the major annual meeting of music industry professionals

Cannes is hosting the 53rd edition of Midem, the major annual meeting of music industry professionals.

The music industry’s international B2B market

Home of the Global Music Community, Midem -hosted at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès de Cannes, is the world’s leading music business event which brings together, connects, serves and supports the global music community to exchange, create, play, forge relationships and shape the future of music. With a rich 4-day programme of conferences, competitions, networking events and live performances, music makers, cutting-edge technology companies, brands & talent come together to enrich the passionate relationship between people & music, transform audience engagement and form new business connections.

Midem in a few figures

4 800 participants
1 915 companies
80 countries
95 conferences
330 speakers
28 concerts

An annual professional meet

Launched in 1967, this is the annual international professional meeting devoted to the new musical ecosystem with an exhibition area, conferences, competitions, meetings and concerts. This is the place where not only artists, labels, publishers and distributors are brought together, but also professionals from new technologies and major brands in order to enrich the intense relationship binding us to music, develop the audience and forge new partnerships. Midem is the perfect platform for music promotion on an international scale. For four days, professionals from the industry can unwrap new trends, discover the latest tools and how to use them during the training workshops. Live performance also plays a major role throughout the trade fair thanks to the Midem Festival.

In four days of meetings and conferences, thousands of contracts are signed between the thousands of companies of varying sizes and the more or less neighbouring sectors. Some companies state that they sign 80% of their year’s contracts during the Midem. Companies that specialize in technology, advertising and video games also send representatives. 

Midem by Night

Midem places live performance at the heart of the event with two stages dedicated to concerts on the beautiful Midem Beach!

Midem by Night aims to put the spotlight on upcoming worldwide artists, highlight their talent to the most influential music players and help them take their career to higher stage.

Since 1967, some of the most iconic and renowned artists have played live in Midem : Nina SIMONE, Stevie WONDER, La Mano Negra, C2C, Jamie CULLUM, MADNESS, Laurent GARNIER, Amy WINEHOUSE, Charlie WINSTON, SKIP THE USE, Juan ATKINS, 2MANYDJS and many others !

They also began their career at Midem : Amy WINEHOUSE, BB Brunes, AYO, Syd MATTERS, YUKSEK, AARON, Charlie WINSTON, Hindi ZAHRA…

Bands from all over the world, three days of concerts in Cannes … Midem by Night concentrates all the energy and creativity of the eclectic and innovative music community. The opportunity for the audience to share some deep and rare emotions !

Once again this year, Midem by Night has many surprises in store and invites you on the Midem Beach, the new place created by Midem to relax and enjoy music, participate to panels and meet with potentials partners. Midem beach is open from 8.30 am to 2am with panels and appointments during the day and late night concerts.

On presentation of accreditation or by invitation.



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