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midem festival, crowdsourced!

Who better to tell the world about their midem festival experiences than the bands themselves?


Shaka Ponk mic-cam

Over 80 acts played live at midem 2012. Many put the direct-to-fan mantra to work as soon as they arrived in Cannes, telling their fans all about their midem experience. Few did a better job than French rock group Shaka Ponk (above), who played the midem festival’s last night up at the Palm Beach big top. The band shoots a videoblog of every one of their live appearances: and their highly-recommended midem film includes not only their raucous set — notably filmed direct from the stage, with their innovative mic-cams — but also their Croisette photoshoot. Great stuff!

The Special Ks also scored top marks on the video front, with this tongue-in-cheek teaser trailer ahead of their set at the Music Dealers/Coca Cola midem off night:



The band also featured in Music Dealers’ extensive Facebook photo album:


The following night, DJ Jazzy Jeff‘s impromptu set at the Spinlet night at DaDaDa was for many the highlight of midem off. Check out the photos on Facebook… & here’s one for starters :)


The Music Services Asia night, also at the DaDaDa, saw Kuala Lumpur eletropop duo Tenderfist strut their stuff (below, & more in this Facebook album):

Another Asian midem off hit was the Singapore-based drum ensemble Wicked Aura Batucada: George Luke grabbed an interview, including live soundbites from their soundcheck. Check it out!


In Conversation: Wicked Aura by George Luke on Mixcloud


And the Made In Taiwan night, which featured local Muse equivalent Mayday (below) was excellently chronicled in photos, right here.


Yesicannes.com also did a great photo report of midem’s Classical Night, which featured trumpet phenomenon Alison Balsom (below):

Over at the Jamendo night, Emerald Park performed “At the Mall”:


And at the same night, zvooq’s Bas Grasmayer — the crowdsourcing king of midem, more from him soon! — grabbed an interview with The League‘s Manu, for our video ambassadors playlist, starting with an extract from the band’s performance:


Not forgetting Twitter, of course: countless artists tweeted about their midem live experience, including Canada’s Julia Easterlin:

We hope the midem live experience was just as good for you!

And do keep sharing your favourite moments; we’ll post the best ones here :)

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