midemblog: What would you say is the unique quality you bring to the Midemlab jury?
Elisabeth Bargès: Passion, curiosity and a strong appetite for new technologies!
> What are the best ways for a music startup to stand out today?
Meet the needs of the users, create a beautiful service, propose a full experience around music. Rethink the production and distribution of the music for a more direct access for users to music creation.
> What is your one biggest concern about the music industry today? How can technology address that concern?
Musicians can take advantage of the new ways people want to listen music. They can benefit from a direct relationship with their fan and share their music online has never been so simple for anyone.
> What advice would you give to startups submitting for Midemlab 2016?
The idea is great, but the way you make it real is much more important. Do not only think about addressing the creation part of the industry, but also focus on how technologies can introduce new ways of thinking marketing, communication, business or even customer satisfaction in the music market.
> If you had to create a startup in the music industry right now, what would it be?
A plugin to get the lyrics of a song within Spotify or any streaming platform and an app to get my library of podcasts (whatever the link/podcast I want to store comes from, and whereas it is a youtube link or a radio podcast one, or any other format).
Google France’s Public Policy Senior Manager Elisabeth Bargès is part of this year’s Midemlab jury. Find out more about Midem’s startup competition here