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Midem 2012: A Roundup Of News & Announcements


Unofficial estimates put MIDEM attendance up 12% to 6,900 - 1st gain in 5 years. Find our full Midem coverage here.

  • Coke‘s Head Of Global Entertainment And Sports Marketing, Emmanuel Seuge hinted at a likely Spotify deal: “We’re very intrigued by the business model of Spotify – and very interested in a strategic partnership with them”.
  • A2IM reports a record 150 U.S. indie music companies at their American Independents Pavilion, in its seventh year.


  • The Orchard Celebrates Its 15th Year With Expanded EU Staff & New Signings
  • CueSongs, co-founded by Peter Gabriel and Ed Averdieck, announced an invite-only beta launch of their one-stop music licensing hub for online and digital media usage. 
  • Getty Images launched GUESTLIST a curated licencing destination. Joss Stone is among the first to sign on. 
  • LyricFind has signed what they say is the world’s first global lyrics deals with all four major publishers.
  • Spinlet debuted digital distribution technology for African Markets.
  • Webdoc announced deals with SoundCloud, Songkick & Topspin.
  • Tribe of Noise has launched a PRO version of its online music platform.
  • UK chart topper Robbie Williams has added his catalog to EMI's OpenEMI app developer toolbox partnership with The Echo Nest.