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Top Music Industry Players Convene on French Riviera


by Barbara McMillen
The world's leading music market, convenes in beautiful Cannes, France January 21 - 26 for 5 dynamic days of trade-show, showcases & conferences.

MidemNet
Pre-opening MIDEM 2001 will be the MidemNet Conference on Saturday, January 20th, 2001, offering attendees an intensive conference and debate packed day to examine the major stakes involved for music development within the online digital universe. MidemNet organizers say that more than 30 top level industry experts and leaders will be taking part in this second all-day international summit. Keynote speakers for MidemNet 2001 are Michael Robertson, Peter Gabriel & Herbie Hancock. Other panelists names include so far Frank BOULBEN (General Director VivendiNet-France), Nicholas BUTTERWORTH(President & CEO, The MTVi Group-USA), Dr Johann BUTTING (CEO, Digital World Services, Bertelsmann-Germany), Justin CHAMBERLAIN (Global Business Manager-Portal Solutions, Ericsson-GB), Kevin CONROY (Chief Marketing Officer & President, New Technology, BMG Entertainment-USA), Allen DIXON (General Counsel & Executive Director, IFPI-GB), Thomas DOLBY ROBERTSON (Artist/Composer, Founder & Chief, Beatnik-USA), Gerry KEARBY (Co-founder & CEO, Liquid Audio -USA), Robert MADGE (CEO, Madge.web-GB), Kuniaki NAOI (Manager Mobile Multimedia Business Department, NTT DoCoMo-Japan), Frances W. PRESTON (President & CEO, BMI and Vice-Chairman, FastTrack-USA), Jay SAMIT (SVP New Media, EMI Recorded Music-USA), Talal SHAMOON (Senior Vice-President, Media, Intertrust Corporation), Keith YOKOMOTO (President & CEO, ARTIST direct USA), Njara ZAFIMEHY (President  e-DIMA-France). With more than 1000 participants and 560 companies expected to attend, MidemNet will provide an unique opportunity to meet and discuss with, all those involved in off or online music, telecommunications operators, organization executives, state of the art technology companies, software publishers, program developers, finance groups and numerous media. For More Info on panel topics visit http://www.midem.com/press-releases04.html

Opening Event
Midem’s 35th anniversary will open on January 21st to the rhythms of French music, celebrating the ever-growing force of the French music industry and talent on the international export market. more >>

The Trade Show
Over 10,685 participants and 4,473 companies from 96 countries will be attending the show held in the Palais de Festivals, Cannes, France. Over 432 stands will occupy 5 levels of the Palais and the new Riviera wing, creating ample trading and networking opportunities.

The Showcases 
Midem is set to stage a world tour of music from around the globe - France, USA, Africa, UK, Brazil, Cuba, Jamaica, Belgium, Spain, ...via the 2001 concert program. During the five days, MIDEM will present over 50 concerts spanning such eclectic genres as jazz, pop, rock, electronic and includes a complete classical program (please see attached programs). A total of 15 venues and clubs will rock the town and warm the January nights. more >>

The Conference
Midem offers you 4 gripping days of valuable conferences, keynotes and round-tables. Addressing the non-stop evolution and constant technical and legal developments in the industry from both the larger perspective of publishing, property rights, piracy, distribution whether online or traditional… to the more particular concerns of various sectors of the industry largely present at Midem such as electronica/dance, jazz and classical; the Midem conferences offer you your annual chance to reap the benefits from the knowledge and insider experiences of the key industry players and take timely and considered decisions concerning the development of your own company and activities. program schedule> more>>>

Unequaled for the quality, quantity and intensity of  international business it generates, Midem has set a world-wide standard in traditional and online music business.

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Texas Music Magazine   Vol. 10  No. 1  January 2001

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