What You Can’t Miss At Midem 2014: NMS Panels, Tom Silverman’s Keynote Q&A With Lyor Cohen & More!

What You Can’t Miss At Midem 2014: NMS Panels, Tom Silverman’s Keynote Q&A With Lyor Cohen & More!


Midem kicked off their 2014 program today in Cannes, France with over 6,000 music and tech industry professionals, artists and brands in attendance. Held annually, Midem’s 2014 Program will run Saturday February 1 through Tuesday February 4, featuring a complete set of conferences during the day and live music from global emerging artists at Midem’s Festival at night.

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Day 1 of Midem 2014’s Conference: Will.i.am. Gives Livestream Keynote

Update: Read a recap of the highlights from Day 1 of Midem 2014 here via Midem’s Blog.

New Music Seminar will present a Conference Session Sunday afternoon led by NMS’s Executive Director and Tommy Boy Records’ CEO Tom Silverman, titled “The Music Industry At An Inflection Point” and will also be interviewing Lyor Cohen for a Keynote Q&A later that afternoon.

For more details about both these events (including time, location and more), see below or click here.

For those of you unable to attend Midem this year, we will post a link for you to live stream both events, if possible. That way you can stay on top of the latest discussions music business and industry trends (minus the jet lag and cost of travel.)

Update:Watch Lyor Cohen’s Keynote Q&A conducted by Tom Silverman here.

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This year’s theme at Midem is “Back To Growth? Make It Sustainable!”, which will discuss how ongoing innovation and the recent formation of new relationships across the industry and within into new sectors work together to strengthen the music business and ensure much more than recovery, but a successful future music business.

In addition to educating attendees on topics such as industry trends via the event’s conference sessions, keynote interviews, educational workshops and more, Midem’s theme seeks to reignite the enthusiasm and optimism which has been noticeably absent for over a decade within the music industry. We’re more than excited to hear the discussions this year’s theme will generate over the next days.

What’s the top reasons your optimistic about the future the music business and/or industry?
Let us know in the comments below.

Midem attendees – get ready for an action-packed four days! Be sure to take advantage of not only the conference and networking opportunities but also check out the great, emerging international acts set to perform at Midem’s Festival.

Keep us up to date on your experience at Midem on Twitter @NewMusicSeminar


NMS Events at Midem 2014
February 2 (Sunday): Program Schedule

The Music Industry At An Inflection Point
Presented by New Music Seminar (NMS)

As the independent community has organized around the world and distribution is moving from physical to digital, a new world order is establishing itself. It is time to convene and discuss the opportunities and concerns for labels and their artists. These are some of the questions that must now be answered.

Date: February 2, 2014 – Sunday
Time: 11:30-12:30 CET (5:30-6:30 AM EST)
Location: Auditorium K, Level 4

Tom Silverman
Executive Director (New Music Seminar)
CEO(TommyBoy Records)


Emmanuel De Buretel
Founder/CEO (Because Music)

Colin Daniels
Managing Director (Inertia)

Kenny Gates
Co-Founder/CEO ([PIAS] Group)

Martin Goldschmidt
Chairman (Cooking Vinyl Group)

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View Midem’s Official Event Description here.

Midem’s Visionary Talk Series: Keynote Q&A With Lyor Cohen

Hear how Lyor Cohen, formerly of Def Jam, Island Def Jam Recordings and the Warner Music Group and now Founder of the new venture, 300, is building a music content company devoted to the discovery and development of the enduring artists of our future. As the music landscape is ever-changing, gain exclusive insight into the strategies that will deliver the next generation of cutting-edge talent to consumers in an increasingly digital environment.

Date: February 2, 2014 – Sunday
Time: 4:00-4:30 PM CET (10:00 PM EST)
Location: Main Room, Riviera Hall

Tom Silverman
Executive Director (New Music Seminar)
CEO(TommyBoy Records)
Lyor Cohen
Founder/CEO (300)

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View Midem’s Official Event Description here.


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