From Soundcloud to Songkick and from Kickstarter to The Next Big Sound, music’s best-known startups have all taken part in Midemlab. Returning for Midem’s 50th edition, Midemlab will once again offer the opportunity to discover a selection of startups shaping the future of the music business.
These 20 finalists have been selected by selection partners tech investment company Atomico; open innovation consulting company bluenove; and music business information & strategy company Music Ally. The winners will be chosen in Cannes by a jury featuring music and tech experts from Kickstarter, Pandora, Sony Music, Deezer, Seedcamp, Google, The Next Web and more.
So without further ado, here they are!
Category 1: Music Discovery, Recommendation and Creation Services
Antescofo allows you to play music, or sing, with a high-quality audio accompaniment; Flat is a tool for writing music scores collaboratively, online; Mimi allows you to personalise your music collection based on the way you hear; Soundgrabber lets you share and discover music with people near you; Trackd is billed as “an ideas studio in your pocket”, for writing songs (no demo video available, but you can download the app here); and Tracklib allows you to discover, buy and license tracks from original recordings.
Category 2: Marketing, Social Engagement & Monetisation Solutions
Ikonfete lets artists identify and leverage their core fanbase; with kombie, fans can mash up Vines, selfies and more with their favourite artists’ music; maestro is a platform for engaging with, then monetising your audience in real time; Plum Research measures music consuption in real time, across all major download and streaming sites; Revelator is a tool for tracking assets, rights and data; stagelink is a “fan-powered tour promoter”; and tootoot allows for tour planning based on fan voting.
Category 3: Hardware & Internet of Things
Ad-Lib is simply guitar pedals with Intel Inside; Geobeat, which uses your smartphone’s sensors to power an adaptive music experience; Klang Technologies enables 360 degree sound in virtual reality; MIND Music Labs‘ Sensus is a “smart guitar for the IoT world”; Moodelizer allows you to customise music to enhance a film’s moods; Qleek creates “physical shortcuts to your favourite music”; and Tempow allows users to create their own collaborative Bluetooth music systems (no demo video available).
Discover all of these finalists IRL at Midem 2016, June 3-6! More info…