Paris, June 5 2019 – Midem, the home of the global music community, today announces the winners of this year’s Midemlab competition. The 12th edition of Midemlab is sponsored by Deezer and Recochoku and took place at Midem which runs from 4-7 June in Cannes.
The music startup competition, Midemlab, seeks out the most promising international startups developing new technologies that aim to reshape the music industry. The 20 finalists to present their projects at this year’s Midem were selected from a total of 177 submitions from 45 countries reflecting the dynamic entrepreneurship in the music industry.
THE 2019 MIDEMLAB WINNERS ARE:
Music Creation & Education
Jambl (Germany) – The new user-generated music platform
Music Discovery & Distribution
ClicknClear (UK) – Delivering the power of officially licensed music to performance sports worldwide
Marketing & Data/Analytics
Legitary (Austria) – An algorithm that detects fraud in streaming data
Experiential Technologies – VR/AR, high resolution, IoT & hardware
Tunefork (Israel) – A software that delivers an optimal hearing experience for people with hearing loss and seniors.
In recognition of their innovative and strong business model, the Music Creation & Education category jury decided to award a special prize to Endlesss (UK), a virtual space for live collaborative recreational music-making.
Midem Director, Alexandre Deniot, says: “I’d like to congratulate all the 2019 Midemlab winners and thank all the startups for their participation. This year marks the 12th edition of the competition and we are very happy that it will become an even more central piece of our startup programme dedicated to innovative music startups. Our goal is to develop and make this initiative even bigger next year and beyond.”
Midemlab is the leading competition for innovative startups in the music industry and the wider entertainment business. Previous participants have raised millions of dollars in funding following their appearance at Midemlab, while others have been acquired by major players and many of them are now well-established in the music ecosystem. Previous participants in the contest include Soundcloud, the Echo Nest (acquired by Spotify) and BandPage (acquired by YouTube). 2018 winner, Asaii, was acquired by Apple just 4 months after their Midemlab participation and Skoove, also finalists last year, recently raised €3m.
The Midemlab Finalists Package
All Midemlab finalists benefited from a one-to-one coaching session with Abbey Road Red to better understand how to pitch their startup. They then introduced their company and project to an audience of decision-makers, international media, and potential investors. The four winners, nominated by votes from a professional jury, had a one-to-one meeting with TechStars Music, the leading music startup accelerator, accessed to free legal advice from Jeff Liebenson of Liebenson Law, free PR advice from PR strategist Joanna Kirk, a free mentoring session with innovation specialist Yvan Boudillet, one free registration for Midem 2020, and more.
Midemlab 2019 Sponsors & Partners
Deezer, Recochoku, Bluenove, Music Ally, Abbey Road Red, Techstars, Lincc, East West Digital News, Maddyness, Music 4.5, Music Norway, Music Tech Germany, STHLM Music City, France Digital, Numa, Starther, STATION F and Ukraine Digital News.
Notes To Editors
About Midem – Home of the Global Music Community, Midem 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 is part of Reed MIDEM, a global leader in the organisation of international professional markets in music, television and digital content industries (MIPTV, MIPDOC, MIPCOM, MIPJUNIOR, MIP China and MIP Cancun) and real estate sectors (MIPIM, MIPIM PropTech and MAPIC).
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