The ‘Value Gap,’ Transparency and ‘Despacito’: Takeaways From the 2017 MIDEM Music Conference
Posted on: 12 juin 2017, by : Basile

The ‘Value Gap,’ Transparency and ‘Despacito’: Takeaways From the 2017 MIDEM Music ConferencemidemThe MIDEM conference, the June confab of music industry professionals and artists that takes place in Cannes, France, wraps on Friday, June 9, but not before a full assessment of four intertwining sectors: streaming, synch, marketing, and A&R. Some 4,200 delegates from all over the world were in attendance, according to organizers, marking a slight uptick from the previous year. Among the highlights: keynote Q&As by Def Jam CEO Steve Bartels , Deezer chief executive Hans Holger Albrecht, Tencent Music Entertainment Group VP Andy Ng, First Access Entertainment’s Sarah Stennett, a conversation with Latin superstar Daddy Yankee , and a real-time songwriting session by Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda and Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus which was broadcast via Facebook Live and reached more than 500,000 users within 24 hours (a keynote by former Epic Records chairman L.A. Reid was canceled in the wake of sexual harassment allegations made against the executive). In addition, more than two dozen international acts showcased their music in the MIDEM By Night and Artist Accelerator programs, including ex-Fugees member Wyclef Jean, French dance artist Kiddy Smile and Israeli duo Lola Marsh. Panels addressed such topics as copyright management, sync licensing, and legal issues concerning rights in […]

Aller à la barre d’outils