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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


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About Author

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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