Midem Digital Edition Unveils Full Program

Midem Digital Edition.
– Midem Digital Edition.
Taking place Nov. 16-19 .

The upcoming Midem Digital Edition, Nov. 16-19, has completed its program. New additions to the speaker lineup include TikTok global head of music Ole Obermann, Soundcloud president Eliah Seton, Twitch VP, head of music Tracy Chan, and many more.

The free digital conference aims to explore some of the key conversations that came our of the coronavirus crisis, such as identifying new income streams, new consumption habits and how to reposnd to them.  
A few highlights taken from Midem Digital Edition’s program announcement:
– IAO will host a session on the challenges and solutions of European touring and the GECAT pass, with input from IMPALA , Live Nation and Metal band, Enslaved
– A conversation between TikTok’s Global Head of Music Ole Obermann, and Music Ally’s Paul Brindley, will explore how small screens create global hits, allowing for a song from anywhere and by anyone to become a viral hit.
– A conversation on artist services in the fan economy with Oana Ruxandra, Warner Music Group’s Chief Digital Officer & EVP, Business Development, SoundCloud’s President, Eliah Seton and Chief Content and Marketing Officer Lauren Wirtzer Seawood. 
– A conversation between Tracy Chan, Twitch’s VP, Head of Music and Trivium’s frontman, Matt Heafy, on how artists today can create new interactive spaces and generate revenue streams in the process.
Alexandre Deniot
– Alexandre Deniot
Director of MIDEM.

Pollstar will host and moderate the opening session, which takes stock of live streaming: how the lockdowns accelerated its development and its place in a post-lockdown world. Representative of various live streaming companies – Driift, Live Now, Eluvio and Stage11 – will share their individual approaches to the topic.

Last but not least, Midem’s Artist & Label Services Forum returns, dedicated to artists and rights-holders, featuring contributions from Spotify for Artists, Believe, Bridger, Horus Music, SoundCloud, TuneCore, Qobuz and Stem Disintermedia.
The Midem Digital platform has so far counted 16,000 participants from 152 countries, according to Midem director Alexander Deniot, who said, “that community and the content we share with them is our DNA.”
Deniot continued, “artists are the beating heart of the industry and right at the core of Midem; we’ll be celebrating the most exciting global emerging talent with the Midem Talent Exporter and looking forward to the music created during the digital Songwriting Camp. And we’re always blown away by the disruptors impressing the Midemlab jury with their brilliant music tech startups.”