Paris, May 2 2019 – Midem, the home of the global music community, today announces the finalists of this year’s Midemlab competition, sponsored by Deezer and Recochoku.
Marking its 12th edition, Midemlab seeks out the most promising international startups developing new technologies aiming to reshape the music industry. The chosen finalists will feature at this year’s Midem, taking place in Cannes, from 4-7 June. A reflection of the dynamism of entrepreneurship in the music industry, Midemlab 2019 received 177 submissions from 45 countries.
Midem Director, Alexandre Deniot, says: “An interesting fact about the 2019 entries is that 70% of them are from startups founded in the last two years. The 20 finalists have been selected by Midemlab’s partners, Music Ally and Bluenove. Divided into four categories, they cover the entire spectrum of music innovation. It’s always exciting to see the companies present their concepts to a global industry audience and then track the great successes of each year’s finalists and winners.”
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 will benefit from a one-to-one coaching session with Abbey Road Red to better understand how to pitch their startup. They will then introduce 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, will have a one-to-one meeting with TechStars Music, the leading music startup accelerator, access 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.
The Midemlab 2019 Finalists:
Music Creation & Education
Big Ear Games (Finland) – A mobile music game to learn how to compose music
Endlesss (UK) – A virtual space for live collaborative recreational music-making
Jambl (Germany) – The new user-generated music platform
Muzeek (France) – An algorithm that creates unique and exclusive music for videos
Lonofi (France) – The first app using AI generated music for well-being and mental health.
Music Discovery & Distribution
Alissia Music (Germany) – A music service that recommends songs based on your mood and your musical tastes
Banding (Hungary) – A faster way to find new fans
ClapCharts (France) – A service to detect and promote promising talent through listeners
ClicknClear (UK) – Delivering the power of officially licensed music to performance sports worldwide.
Soundtracktor (Denmark) – An AI-powered platform for music composers to monetize their music catalogue
Marketing & Data/Analytics
Legitary (Austria) – An algorithm that detects fraud in streaming data
MusicList (Spain) – The place where music connects with people through Big Data and AI
Musiio (Singapore) – AI listen to music to discover new talent
Paperchain (USA) – Real-time revenue forecasting and financing for music companies
Wedao (Russia) – AI promoter for live music shows
Experiential Technologies – VR/AR, high resolution, IoT & hardware
Joué (France) – A playful electronic instrument simplifying digital music playing
MI.MU (UK) – Music through Movement
MuX (Denmark) – Build and play instruments in MuX, the VR sandbox instrument
Odiho (France) – Solution to broadcast all audio contents on any device
Tunefork (Israel) – A software that delivers an optimal hearing experience for people with hearing loss and seniors.
For more details on each of the finalists, click here
More information on Midemblog
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.
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