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Midem Music Talks

What is Midem Music Talks about?Midem Music Talks helps you face the main challenges and key trends shaping the future of the international music business via exclusive content from the Midem conference programme.Our conference team presents visionary conversations with the most respected decision makers of the global music industry to share insightful business tips, case studies, and technical solutions.

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Fred Davis, Justin Kalifowitz and Kerry Trainor's thoughts about the future of artist and label services

The unique keynote discussion will underline the role and offer concrete directions on the future of Artist & Label Services, questioning if COVID-19 impact on this ecosystem will be a break or an accelerator. Reflecting a strong focus on the topic at Midem 2020, the conversation will dive deep into this essential element of the music ecosystem helping artists release, promote and monetise their music around the world. The eminent speakers will look at the rise of ‘direct artist’ services companies, and a whole host of other commercial models, allowing unsigned artists to have more choice and flexibility than ever before, offering them the opportunity to create their own virtual record label.

31mins

10 Aug 2020

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Amber Grimes and Nicole Wyskoarko guide to leadership and diversity in music

Don’t miss Capitol’s SVP Global Creative Amber Grimes & Interscope’s EVP of Urban Operations Nicole Wyskoarko take on leadership & diversity, as they share their experience navigating the male-dominated music industry over the years and share their vision on how gender equality and diversity have become central in the music business today. An exclusive online interview conducted by Gail Mitchell, Billboard’s Executive Director for R&B/Hip-Hop.

38mins

10 Aug 2020

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Believe's Denis Ladegaillerie's vision on indie artists expansion and the future of the music business

One of the leading players of the music industry at global level, Believe is the specialist in both distribution and services for independent artists and labels. Believe owns DIY platform TuneCore and works with its own family of labels, including All Points, Nuclear Blast, Naïve and Tôt ou tard. As we go through an unprecedented period with Covid-19, its CEO Denis Ladegaillerie will discuss, in an exclusive keynote interview with Tim Ingham from Music Business Worldwide, the future of the music industry, share his vision on how we can reinvent our business for artists to thrive in this new uncertain context. 

31mins

10 Aug 2020

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Pepsi's Ellen Healy's experience on brand's history and legacy in music

Global Head of Music & Entertainment Ellen Healy will explain how Pepsi, forerunner in long-term relationships with creative partners, has made music part of its history and DNA. Through successful partnerships made with international pop band Now United or Indian rapper Badshah, she will discuss how a brand can help artists grow their following and international reach. Let’s take a peek behind the curtain on the business behind brands partnering with artists.

28mins

10 Aug 2020

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Superstar Akon's discussion on his career and creative process

 Iconic Grammy Award-nominated multiplatinum artist, producer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, Akon will take us behind the scenes of his multidimensional career. With a career spanning over two decades, Akon has never ceased to push the boundaries of creativity by creating new sounds, producing some of the most iconic hits of the 2000s and collaborating with artist from all around the world. 2019 marks a strong comeback for Akon, with six new albums released in 2019, including “El Negreeto”, a Latin album with smash hits featuring Anitta, Becky G or Ozuna, and an afrobeats record, Akonda. These releases, and those planed for the coming months truly demonstrate Akon’s incredible diversity of inspirations and true international openness. 

24mins

10 Aug 2020

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Efe Ogbeni’s thoughts about the growth and impact of African culture

Efe Ogbeni, manager of global superstars Davido and Tiwa Savage, discusses with one of music's most influential lawyers, Joel Katz, how the growth of the African music industry, both locally and internationally, will impact the music business as a whole.

35mins

6 Mar 2020

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Twitter's Kevin O’Donnell’s tips for artist to engage their audience

In this exclusive conversation with RCA Records’ Tarek Al Hamdouni and Epic Records’ Lisa Kasha, Kevin O’Donnell delivers some tips about how artists can use Twitter to engage with their fans. 

33mins

6 Mar 2020

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Wagram Stories' Stephane Bourdoiseau’s experience on building a new business model

In this exclusive conversation, Stephane Bourdoiseau, founder and president of Wagram Stories shares his experience of building a new business model to fit within the modern music landscape and positively influence artists development. 

22mins

6 Mar 2020

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Deborah Mannis-Gardner’s secrets on sample clearance

In this exclusive Q&A interview, Deborah Mannis-Gardner, Owner/President of DMG Clearances and “Queen of Sample Clearance” delivers all the secrets behind the art and evolution of sampling.

30mins

6 Mar 2020

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Anthony Genn’s insights on the creation of Peaky Blinders music

Even in the current golden age of innovative television, the popular British series "Peaky Blinders" has set a daring standard for its use of music, with songs by Nick Cave, Laura Marling, Johnny Cash, the White Stripes and many more. What is the vision there, and how did they get away with it? Season 4 composer & music director Antony gives a refreshingly unfiltered take.

26mins

6 Mar 2020

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