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20 Hot Music Startups Named Midemlab 2016 Finalists

image from www.midem.comMusic startup showcase Midemlab has named its 2016 class. It includes Revelator and Stagelink, who have been on my watch list and new discoveries Tracklib, Ikonfete and KLANG that show real promise.


Music startup showcase Midemlab is part of the Midem music industry tradeshow, which takes place in Cannes, France from 3-6 June 2016. This year’s 20 finalists have been selected by Midemlab partners Atomico, Bluenove, and Music Ally, from more than 150 submissions representing 31 countries from around the world. 

Finalists will pitch their business to a jury of potential partners and investors during Midem. One winner will be chosen in each of three categories.

Midemlab Finalists 2016

Music Discovery, Recommendation & Creation services

  • Midem_color_RVB (2)Antescofo (France) – Play music or sing with adaptive accompaniment with high-quality audio
  • Flat (UK) – Write your music scores online collaboratively
  • Mimi Hearing (Germany) – Personalise your music based on your hearing profile
  • SoundGrabber (France) – Share and discover music with people near you
  • Trackd (UK) – An ideas studio in your pocket. Songs start here
  • Tracklib (Sweden) – Discover, buy and license individual tracks from original recordings

Marketing, Social Engagement & Monetisation solutions

  • Ikonfete (UK) – Help music artists identify and leverage their core fan base
  • Kombie (Australia) – Mash your selfies, memes, pics and vines with videos from your favorite artists
  • Maestro (USA) – Engage, monetize, and analyze your audience in real-time
  • Plum Research (Poland) – Measures real-time consumption across all major streaming & download sites
  • Revelator (Israel) – Track your assets, rights and data
  • Stagelink (Germany) – Your fan-powered tour promoter
  • Tootoot (Slovakia) – Build your artists’ tour based on real fans vote

Hardware / Internet of Things

  • Ad-Lib (Spain) – Intel Inside powered Guitar pedals
  • Avegant (USA) – Your personal home theatre in a headphone
  • KLANG (Germany) – Re-experience your favorite music productions in immersive 3D audio virtual reality
  • MIND Music Labs (Sweden) – SENSUS, the Smart Guitar for the IoT World: Stream, Play, Share
  • Moodelizer (Sweden) – Customise a piece of music to enhance the moods of a film
  • Qleek (USA) – Create physical shortcuts to your favorite music
  • Tempow (France) – Create your own collaborative Bluetooth Sound System

For more details and links to each of the finalists, click here.


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