Next Friday sees the international music world arrive once again in Cannes on the French Riviera. The Marché International du Disque et de l’Edition Musicale (MIDEM) takes place from the 5-8 June at the Palais du Festivals in Cannes. This annual event brings together all major players in the music industry to network, improve practices, sign deals and develop business strategies through all media platforms along with of course plenty of key speeches from industry experts and lots and lots of music! With over 180 artists, Cannes can look forward to a great week of live performances.
This year, key speakers come from all across the industry including the CEO of Sony Music Entertainment, the founder of SoundCloud and a pioneer in electronic music from Detroit amongst many others. The State Youth Orchestra of Armenia will represent Armenia, the country of honour at this year’s event. All the major music media platforms are also attending including Spotify, SoundCloud, Pandora and Anghami to help bring more of the worlds great music into our lives in this fast paced, modern age.
Largely thanks to the new summer dates (the event having been moved to June from January), yacht charters at MIDEM are much more popular this year!