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When it comes to applying technology to music, everyone’s got an opinion about the latest topics: what works and what doesn’t, what’s the future and what’s just about to die… So how come most conferences barely give you a chance to voice these opinions?

Have you never been listening to a panel, felt the urge to jump on stage, chat with the panelists and bring up your unique perspective on the topic?

Have you never been at a conference, thought that no one was touching on the most important topics, and wondered why no one had asked for your advice on the agenda?

I certainly have been in this situation before! It’s not about being pretentious, it’s just acknowledging the fact that more and more innovation happens “at the edge”, or on the fringe. Coming from people experimenting, trying interesting combinations, approaches.

The fact is that as this is happening, most of us will have  a valuable story to share. We know that  you all come to midem full of these stories, and we want to give you space to share them.

That’s why we’ll be putting a Barcamp together.

Barcamp? Is the term unfamiliar? Think jam session but rather than playing instruments people exchange on the hottest topics in the industry! And we’ll be bringing a crowd of mobile, tech and music experts to chime in.

We’ll be concentrating on all issues mobile. So if you have any topic you’d like to cover, let us know in the comments section below.

Whether it’s “What can a mobile app do for you?”; “How can you navigate through the wild seas of mobile distribution”; “Event discovery across mobile and web”… The choice is yours!

Just tell us what you’d like to talk about and we’ll give you some space to voice your story and discuss it with other experimenters. See you there!

 

The “Mobile + Music = Innovation” Barcamp takes place Monday, January 30, 14.30-16.00, in the Innovation Factory. Get full event details here & add it to your calendar here.


photo: By Tom Hughes-Croucher (Flickr: Barcamp London Schedule Board 2) [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons


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James Martin

James Martin is Head of Social Media for Midem organisers Reed MIDEM. This includes defining and rolling out Midem's social media strategy, editing midemblog, influencer outreach, developing Midem's fanbase of 75,000+ music professionals and more.

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