Midem And Pollstar Team Up For First-Ever Live Summit

Introducing The First-Ever Live Summit!
– Introducing The First-Ever Live Summit!

Midem and Pollstar announced Dec. 14 they are partnering to launch the first-ever Live Summit as part of 2018’s Midem, offering a curated look at the current challenges and rewards of today’s live music sector. 

The long-running and highly acclaimed international B2B music market returns to the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France, June 5-8, featuring four days of networking, panels, competitions, keynote speeches and concerts. Professionals from across the music industry will be represented at Midem, including artists, agents, managers, labels and publishers, as well as representatives from tech and festivals.

The Live Summit will make its debut June 7,  examining this vital and dynamic sector of the music business, which a recent report by IFPI Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research forecasted to generate a projected $38.3 billion by 2030. With programming and a list of panelists curated by Pollstar, the Summit will feature insight from live business legends, innovators and upstarts. Of course, this will provide delegates with extensive networking opportunities and inspiration.

“I’m delighted to announce the inaugural Live Summit at Midem in association with Pollstar, the leading reference in the live music sector,” Alexandre Deniot, Director of Midem, said in a statement. “We’re proud to be joining forces with Pollstar and its parent company Oak View Group, a major player in today’s live entertainment industry. Midem is the home of the global music community and we are thrilled to provide a platform for dialogue and networking between the live music scene and the rest of the global music ecosystem.”

“With the growing impact of international touring and live music’s elevated stature in the overall music business landscape, Pollstar is honored to help lead the conversation of important issues impacting this sector and the role live plays in a rapidly changing world,” Ray Waddell, President of OVG’s Media & Conferences added. “Midem has long been recognized as the standard-bearer in the international music industry conference space, and we’re beyond pleased for Pollstar to be associated with such a respected gathering of music business influencers and stakeholders.”

For the past 50 years Midem has attracted some of the most powerful executives in the music business to the south of France, including Sire Records’ Seymour Stein, YouTube’s Lyor Cohen, music manager Paul McGuiness, ASCAP President Paul Williams, Beggars Group Founder Martin Mills, and Warner/Chappell Chairman & CEO Jon Platt, among many others, along with keynote artist speakers such as Timbaland and Jean Michel Jarre. The event welcomed 4,400 delegates from more than 80 countries to its 2017 edition.

Attendance at the Live Summit is included in one’s registration to Midem.

Confirmed speakers at Midem 2018 include United Talent Agency’s Christian Bernhardt; Willy Ehmann, SVP Domestic GSA Sony Music Entertainment; Christian Goebel, label manager and head of publishing at Motor Entertainment; Rob Hallett, founder of Robomagic; Patrik Larsson, A&R and label manager, Playground Music Scandinavia; and Devraj Sanyal, Managing Director & CEO of Universal Music Group South Asia / EMI Music South Asia / Enchanted Valley Carnival.

Stay tuned for a list of speakers at the Live Summit.

Visit Midem.com for more information.