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Midemlab Global Music Startup Competition Opens

midem 2014 logoInternational music gather Midem has announced the official call for entries for
the 7th edition of Midemlab international music tech startup competition.
The deadline for Midemlab entries is November 7. Midemlab, presented by Vivendi and Pepsi, is dedicated
to international startups offering digital solutions for audience engagement
and content monetization used by music companies, artists and

Thirty finalists will be selected by Midemlab partners Music Ally, the UK music
business consulting company and bluenove, the French consultancy specializing
in open innovation. Selected companies will pitch their business model to an
international jury made up of leading entertainment executives, venture
capitalists, entrepreneurs, incubator specialists and innovators in the digital
media sphere, during Midem Feb. 1-4 in Cannes.

Startups can apply in three categories –
music discovery, recommendation and creation; marketing & social
engagement; direct-to-consumer sales and content monetisation.

“Midemlab is a genuine business accelerator for startups looking to fast-track
their projects. It provides entrants with access to feedback from potential
business partners, gets considerable international media coverage for the
companies and opens the door to future business partners,” notes Bruno Crolot,
Director of Music Markets at Reed MIDEM. “In the past, it has been an
invaluable launching pad for startups with entertainment-related ideas such as
SoundCloud, The Echo Nest, BandPage, Songkick, Next Big Sound and Mobile
Backstage – to name a few.”

The jury:

Colette Ballou, Founder and President, Ballou
Jon Bradford, Managing Director, TechStars London (UK)
Harry Briggs, Principal, Balderton Capital (UK)
Paul Brindley, CEO, Music Ally (UK)
Heidi Browning, SVP Strategic Solutions, Pandora (USA)
Stephen Bryan, SVP, Digital Business Development, Warner Music Group
Mike Butcher, Editor At Large, TechCrunch (UK)
Chuck D, Co-founder of Public Enemy, &
Martin Duval, CEO, bluenove (France)
Denis Ladegaillerie, Founder and President, Believe Digital
Martin Mignot, Principal, Index Ventures (UK)
Thibaud Morin, Senior Vice President Business Innovation, Vivendi
David Raichman, Creative Director, Experience Design & Innovation, OgilvyOne
Worldwide/Ogilvy Digital Labs
Marcelo Sales, Founder, 21212 Digital Accelerator (Brazil)
Daren Tsui , Vice President, Music Services, Media Solution Center
America, Samsung Electronics (USA)
Daniel Waterhouse, General Partner, Wellington Partners (UK)
Pepsi executive (USA)

Midemlab entry submissions are open until November 7, 2013. Click here

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