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Midemlab Offers Look At Music Tech’s Best New Startups

Midemlab logoGlobal music industry convention MIDEM has named its 2019 Midemlab nominees. Designed to honor the 20 best new music tech startups, Midemlab 2019 received 177 submissions from 45 countries.

Previous participants in the contest include Soundcloud, the Echo Nest (acquired by Spotify), and BandPage (acquired by YouTube). 2018 winner, Asaii, was acquired by Apple just 4 months after their Midemlab participation and Skoove, also finalists last year, recently raised $3.75 million.
Midemlab 2019
"An interesting fact about the 2019 entries is that 70% of them are from startups founded in the last two years," said Midem Director, Alexandre Deniot. "They cover the entire spectrum of music innovation. It’s always exciting to see the companies present their concepts to a global industry audience and then track the great successes of each year’s finalists and winners.”

Midemlab 2019 Finalists:

Music Creation & Education
Big Ear Games
 (Finland) – A mobile music game to learn how to compose music
 (UK) – A virtual space for live collaborative recreational music making
 (Germany) – The new user-generated music platform
Lonofi (France) – The first app using AI generated music for wellbeing and mental health
 (France) – An algorithm that creates unique and exclusive music for videos

Music Discovery & Distribution
Alissia Music (Germany) – A music service that recommends songs based on your mood and your musical tastes
 (Hungary) – A faster way to find new fans
 (France) – A service to detect and promote promising talent through listeners
 (UK) – Delivering the power of officially licensed music to performance sports worldwide
 (Denmark) – An AI-powered platform for music composers to monetize their music catalogue

Marketing & Data/Analytics
 (Austria) – An algorithm that detects fraud in streaming data
 (Spain) – The place where music connects with people through Big Data and AI
 (Singapore) – AI listen to music to discover new talent
 (USA) – Real-time revenue forecasting and financing for music companies
 (Russia) – AI promoter for live music shows

Experiential Technologies – VR/AR, high resolution, IoT & hardware
 (France) – A playful electronic instrument simplifying digital music playing
Mi.Mu Gloves
 (UK) – Music through Movement
 (Denmark) – Build and play instruments in MuX, the VR sandbox instrument
 (France) – Solution to broadcast all audio contents on any device
 (Israel) – A software that delivers an optimal hearing experience for people with hearing loss and seniors.

The Midemlab Finalists Package
All Midemlab finalists will benefit from a one-to-one coaching session with Abbey Road Red to better understand how to pitch their startup. They will then introduce their company and project to an audience of decision-makers, international media, and potential investors. The four winners, nominated by votes from a professional jury, will have a one-to-one meeting with TechStars Music, the leading music startup accelerator, access to free legal advice from Jeff Liebenson of Liebenson Law, free PR advice from PR strategist Joanna Kirk, a free mentoring session with innovation specialist Yvan Boudillet, one free registration for Midem 2020, and more.

For more details on each of the finalists, click here

Midemlab 2019 Sponsors & Partners
Deezer, Recochoku, Bluenove, Music Ally, Abbey Road Red, Techstars, Lincc, East West Digital News, Maddyness, Music 4.5, Music Norway, Music Tech Germany, STHLM Music City, France Digital, Numa, Starther, STATION F and Ukraine Digital News.

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