CISAC is the largest global network for creators, representing 227 authors societies in over 120 countries. CISAC champions the rights and interests of millions of creators, lobbying for legislation across the world, providing licensing and technology services to societies and ensuring best practice and good governance. As CISAC today releases its flagship annual Global Collections
Time flies by when you’re having fun with voice assistants: the smart speakers market is nearly five years old now. When Amazon unveiled the first version of its Echo speaker in November 2014 – complete with its Alexa assistant – even the technology press wasn’t sure what to make of it. “The whole thing is a tad baffling, but also
The globalisation of Kpop, the South Korean-originated sound boosting the country’s local recorded-music industry, is shifting from being a potential phenomenon to going truly mainstream. The Kpop industry’s worldwide influence has been acknowledged by IFPI, the international industry trade body. Among the most popular Kpop groups, BTS, the Korean boy-band sensation taking the world by storm, nabbed the second and third positions in the IFPI’s 2018 Top
Launched in 2018 as part of the High-Potential Markets Programme, The Midem African Forum’s ambition is to assist with the development and internationalisation of the African music markets. The African Music Forum consists of a series of conferences, workshops and showcases, which took place this year in Dakar (Senegal), Douala (Cameroon) & Lagos (Nigeria), in association with TRACE Africa.
The 12th annual edition of world-leading music startup competition Midemlab will this year be presented by Deezer & Recochoku. The winners will be chosen in Cannes by a jury that includes tech journalist Sirena Bergman, Kuack Media Group‘s Juan Francisco, Music Tech Germany’s Matthias Strobel & many more (full details here). Let’s discover the 20 finalists! Category 1: Music
Following the success of the 2018 African Tour, which took place in Johannesburg, Lagos, Abidjan and Brazzaville, Midem returns to Africa for a second edition in April 2019, with a focus on the region’s music market, touring three other key African music cities – Dakar, Douala and Lagos – and culminating in a dedicated day
I want to pick up from where Billboard’s Cherie Hu left off in her excellent piece some time ago about the new investor craze for royalty assets, in which she brilliantly analyses the landscape and the different, at times, contradictory logics that have motivated the various players to start their fund and attract investors. Cherie
What are Midemlab jury members looking for in music startups today? We asked Sirena Bergman, Freelance Journalist (Mashable/Vice/The Guardian/The Independent); Juan Francisco Saavedra Plata, Co-Founder/CEO, Kuack Media Group; and Matthias Strobel, President, Music Tech Germany. Hold on for top music tech insights! midemblog: What is the unique quality you will bring to the Midemlab jury? Sirena Bergman: Years
As we celebrate International Womens’ Day this week, we’re delighted to shine a light on a selection of leading women in music, who share their industry vision in a series of interviews, before taking part in Midem 2019 next June. Today: Nadia Khan, Artist Manager, CEO of CTRL Management and Founder of Women in CTRL (UK).
As we celebrate International Womens’ Day this week, we’re delighted to shine a light on a selection of leading women in music, who share their industry vision in a series of interviews, before taking part in Midem 2019 next June. Today: Colleen Theis, COO, The Orchard (USA). > What recent business achievement are you the