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Midem 2016 And the Music Gateway Team

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Ahh, that crazy time of year again when the world’s music industry immigrates to the south of France for 4 days at one of the greatest music conferences around – MIDEM.

If you’re not quite sure what MIDEM is:

MIDEM is the essential relationship broker of the music industry, providing the full toolkit to forge business connections, promote music at an international level, sign deals and discover the upcoming trends, talent and services that will shape the future of music.


Cannes, the French Riviera…It all sounds like a vacation. But it’s not. We’ll be sending our team down there to  meet with some of the top music publishers, supervisors, brands and record labels.

Meet the team that’s going down:

Sophie Small –  Our Heavenly Head of Operations

Laurence Malpass – Our Noteworthy Network Manager

And yes, the big boss himself:

Jon Skinner – CEO and Founder.

MIDEM 2016

MIDEM is a well known and respected music industry networking event and we are honoured to be taking part in the event in front of the carefully selected panel of industry professionals namely BMI, Sony Music, Disney Music Group, Kobalt and representatives from Pandora, and several high-profile venture capital firms. MIDEM is one of our busiest times of the year. The team cram their schedules and come back with some amazing opportunities for you guys, our loyal members. With 5,500 participants, 694 exhibitors, 237 artists, 93 conferences, 75 countries and 35 national pavilions the fun packed 4 day event is sure to cover all the big issues affecting the music industry.  From music business, to tech pros and brands. The event is aimed at all players from across the international music ecosystem.

Jon will also be talking on the ‘Crowdsourcing Community Is Music To The Ears’  panel which will take place on Friday the 3rd of June from 10:30 – 11:30. Other panelists include: Ben Aronsten, Chief Marketing Officer, Seedrs (UK); Jean-Christophe Morisseau, Co-Founder, Newvelle Records (France); Molly Neuman, Head of Music, Kickstarter (USA); all moderated by Paul Brindley, CEO from Music Ally (UK).

The panel will cover various aspects of crowdsourcing within the music industry such as:

– What is the difference between crowdsourcing & crowdfunding?

– How has crowdfunding/crowdsourcing changed the way albums and products are brought to life?


The music industry is built on relationships. The right connection can open many new doors for your career so there is always a great worth in networking. It’s exactly the same as collaboration, connections can get you further and connect you with like minded individuals. This is why we aim to source a number of brilliant opportunities for our loyal members by attending networking events such as ‘Midem 2016’. Each project and partnership we secure is with the goal of providing you with more high level opportunities and to ever increase your memberships value.

Hope to see some of you down there. Pop us a message, come say ‘hi’ after the panel. It would be great to catch up! If you’re interested in coming but have yet to register you can easily do that here.

Take advantage of this great opportunity and build your knowledge from the people that are continuing to shape the industry. Click here to sign on to our community if you’re already involved and start your networking journey early. Be sure to keep an eye out for exciting things to come!

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