Publishing and sync have long been a strong feature of Midem’s programming. This year’s conference, taking place at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, 04-07 June, will be no exception. The 2019 event promises a broad range of engaging and relevant panels, offering, “Concrete tools and innovative ways of monetising music through activations with Brands, Film/TV Music, Sync, Marketing & Esports.”
Across three of the four-day duration of Midem, key global industry players will give insights, present case studies and consider best practice in the sync field, sharing their views on the current and future landscape through the following programme, sparking some thought-provoking discussion and debate:
On 04 June, the focus will be Music & Brands:
- Music & UGC: Developing an Authentic Brand Connection
- Branding Deals: a Talk with Cortez Bryant
- Hail Mary: the Intersection of Sport & Song with Steve Berman
- Sony Music Brands DE x Lions Head case study
The first day of the conference (04 June) will also see sessions on Film & TV Music, presented in association with Variety:
- Inside the Competitive Business of Music for Film/TV Trailers
- Why is Bollywood Music India’s Mainstream Pop?
- Are There Too Many Musical TV Series in Development?
- The Music of Peaky Blinders: A Talk With Antony Genn
On 05 June, Sync will be the star:
- Behind the Sync of Latin Music: Global Cultural Relevance
- Dream Big Without Big Money in Sync
- The Queen of Sample Clearance: a Talk with Deborah Mannis-Gardner
- Scoring Super Bowl Sync Touchdowns
The GLOBAL SYNC & BRANDS SUMMIT in association with A&R Worldwide/MUSEXPOwill also take place on 05 June (By invitation only), 14:30 – 16:30
In this two-hour roundtable session, labels, publishers and artists meet with 9 leading music supes to pitch their music for licensing opportunities.
Confirmed Supervisors for the Summit include:
- Ricki Askin, VP Music Services & Licensing, VICE Media (USA)
- Anastasia Brown, Music Supervisor, Format Entertainment (USA)
- Maya Halfon Cordova, Music Supervisor, Microsoft/Xbox (USA)
- Lionel Dray, Managing Director, HRCLS/Havas (France)
- Ilana Goldstoff, Head of Sync + Licensing, Sizzer Amsterdam (Netherlands)
- Amelia Hartley, Head Of Music, Endemol Shine (UK)
- James Matsuki, CEO & Music Supervisor, Spine Sounds (Japan)
- Deborah Mannis-Gardner, Owner/President, DMG Clearances (USA)
- Christian Mix-Linzer, Founder & CEO, Tracks & Fields (Germany)
06 June sees focus move to MUSIC & ESPORTS, new for 2019, in association with Esports BAR:
- Music & Esports Presentation – Midem & Esports BAR join forces to develop a programme dedicated to growing business opportunities in Esports & Music
- ESL x Universal Music’s Enter Records: A Talk with TheFatRat
Following TheFatRat participation in Esports BAR alongside his newly-created label Enter Records, this exclusive case study will highlight concrete opportunities Esports brings to his music
- Music & Esports: Gaining Momentum?
Why are music & esports merging and gaining more momentum now than ever before?
The theme amongst Midem’s guest speakers this year seems to be inspiring powerhouse women, with keynotes and exclusive talks from the likes of Sylvia Rhone (CEO, Epic records, USA), Dina LaPolt (LaPolt Law, USA) and Dia Simms (President, Combs Enterprises, USA), and more to be announced in the coming days. The conference will also see many new additions for 2019 focusing on artists and creation, including an Artist Hub, encouraging creative collaboration amongst the international community of writers, producers and industry, and the Midem Studio Sessions by Dynaudio, where global artists will record live right in the heart of all the conference action. Popular returning initiatives include the Songwriting Camp (by invitation only), the Midem Artist Accelerator, seeking out, mentoring and showcasing the most exciting international emerging talent, Midemlab, the music tech startup competition and the Midem by Night series of more than 30 live sets on the Cannes beach.
View the full Midem Programme Here
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