We are glad to participate in France’s Midem Festival this year on June 5th – 8th ‘ 2018. We were chosen along with other Indonesian delegates that were sponsored by Indonesian Board of Creative Economy (BEKRAF) with whom we have been working with for many times.
Midem (Marché International du Disque et de l’Edition Musicale) is one of the biggest music trade show which is organised annually in and around the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès in Cannes, France. The trade show, which is billed as the leading international business event for the music ecosystem, has been held since 1967. (wikipedia link)
Most of the attendances were artists, producers, promoters, and people from music industries. Therefore we happened to meet and discuss with many inspiring and creative artists we are hoping to work with in the near future.
Midem 2018 : Home of Global Music Community
The event itself comprised varying exhibitors. Most of them obviously came from music industries, such as artists, labels, publishers, and event promoter. We also encountered some of music tech participants. Most of them are doing business in music licensing and royalty managing. Interestingly, we happened to see many vinyl manufacturer at the event, hinting the rise of vinyl records being released.
After all, MIDEM was a great experience for us. We were able to foresae how music business works and what the future holds for music. We surely will go to upcoming MIDEM in the future. Cheers!
by. Bramantyo Ibrahim