midemlogoHave you heard about Midemlab 2014? The event that brings together all the music ecosytem will take place at Palais des Festivals in France, from February 1st to 4th and it is dedicated to international startups offering digital solutions for audience engagement and content monetisation that can be used by music companies, artists and brands.

Midemlab partners Music Ally – the music business consultancy company – and bluenove – a french consultancy specialized in open innovation – will select 30 finalists who will have to pitch to an international jury composed of leading entertainment executives, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, incubator specialists and innovators in the digital media ecosystem. Marcelo Sales, partner and founder of 21212, will be part at the juri along with others big names of the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

The startups can apply in three different categories: music discovery, recommendation and creation, marketing & social engagement, direct-to-consumer sales and content monetisation, and there will be one winner to each category.

Participating at the event give the startup lots of benefits such as feedback from powerful and innovative decision makers and the connection to potential business partners and investors. The startups also receive great exposure to the international press and audiente, aside being recognised as one of the most promising startup in the entertainment field. Also, the companies will gain insights into how to make your service even better, and get a personalised coaching from globally recognised mentors to prepare their pitches. These are some examples of huge benefits startups participating will gain, among others.

To be able to apply, the startups must be new – have no more than 3 years established -, have less than 10 full-time employees, be business-ready and independently owned, and demonstrate a positive business impact for potential partners and Midem attendees.

What are you waiting for to apply? The applications are due by November 7, so don’t waste this huge opportunity to expand abroad your visibility and business.


MidemLab 2013