Paris, March 31 2021Midem, the home of the global music community, today announces that the 2021 edition will be fully digital and free to access, with a return to Cannes in June 2022.
Midem 2021 will take place fully online, on the Midem Digital platform. Open since June 2020, the platform offers its current 12,500 members year-round access to essential resources, including ongoing networking and on-demand inspirational and educational content.
In the coming months and following the success of the Midem Latin American Forum, which took place online mid-March, Midem will notably host two key events: Midem Africa, the first ever pan-African digital music event, and Midem Digital Edition. Both form a fundamental part of Midem’s series of high-quality digital events around specific industry themes and needs, and are at the heart of the organisation’s commitment to continuously supporting the global music community.

  • Midem Africa, June 28 – July 01 2021

The world’s first ever pan-African digital music event, Midem Africa, is dedicated to the continent’s most vibrant music markets. This 4-day journey will map the African music industries, highlighting the most exciting trends and opportunities, and provide vital insights and practical tools to foster networking and accelerate careers and business amongst key local music players and their regional and international counterparts.

  • Midem Digital Edition, November 16-19 2021

Midem Digital Edition 2021 will include all the rich, fresh, relevant content delegates have come to expect from Midem’s landmark events. This year’s experience will include exclusive, buzzing keynote sessions, artist and music tech start-up competitions, workshops from leading services and digital trailblazers, together with unique virtual networking opportunities.
In 2022, Midem will be back in its Cannes home in June 07 – 10 with vibrant meetings, access to killer keynotes, unique gigs on the Midem beach and endless discoveries of new contacts, artists and services, leading to lifelong business relationships.
Midem Director, Alexandre Deniot, says, “Since the pandemic hit us all, we’ve taken our role in keeping the worldwide community connected, informed, engaged and looking forward together, extremely seriously. Midem Digital has allowed us to be here, daily, throughout the year to help us all better understand the new context in which we find ourselves and to navigate our new landscape. Given the current global context around Covid, Midem 2021 will be a fully online experience. We can’t wait to be back in our home in Cannes in June 2022 for a long overdue reunion with our members from more than 151 countries, who’ve been making use of Midem Digital this year.
Keep up with all the freshest Midem Digital content and latest updates on events, sessions and artists, here.
To Editors :
About Midem – Home of the Global Music Community, Midem is the world’s leading music business event, which unites, connects, serves and supports the global music ecosystem to exchange, create, play, forge relationships and shape the future of the industry. With a rich 4-day programme of conferences, competitions, networking events and live performances, music makers, cutting-edge technology companies, brands and talent come together to enrich the passionate relationship between people and music, transform audience engagement and form new business connections.
About Midem Digital – The Midem digital platform aims to bring the global music community together online to stimulate discussion, share solutions, and achieve a better understanding of what is ahead for our industry in the post-COVID era. It allows participants to seize new business opportunities and network with relevant business partners on a global scale, thanks to international forums and masterclasses by music tech entrepreneurs and artists, as well as conferences with key players in the international music community.