New Director For Midem

Alexandre Deniot has been introduced as successor to

– Alexandre Deniot

While Delhaye only took over temporarily because longstanding director Bruno Crolot had left after the 2015 edition, Deniot is a proper appointment. Deniot has 15 years of experience within the music sector, mainly at

Deniot said it was “an exciting time to join the Midem team. Midem has faced the same challenges as the global music industry. That industry shows clear signs of a return to growth, driven by increasing digital revenues and a spread of the digital footprint in such high-potential markets as China and the African continent.

Midem has the foundations to grow again, in line with the music ecosystem.” In the 2000s, Midem had lost much of its glamour of the music industry’s heyday, regularly sparking speculations about which year would be its last. But the event has been defying the cries of naysayers ever since. And while reports on rumors about the conference moving to Barcelona, this year’s edition will remain in Cannes, June. 6-9.