Presented by OVH, the major player in the European cloud market, and URights, the global music copyright management system co-developed by Sacem and IBM, Midemlab finalists delivered their pitches today at Midem in front of an audience and jury of investors and potential partners.

Previous editions of Midemlab proved to be a valuable launchpad for many leading startups in the entertainment field such as SoundCloud, The Echo Nest, Kickstarter, BandPage, Songkick, Next Big Sound and Stagelink – to name a few.

This year’s 20 finalists were chosen from 136 submissions representing 32 countries worldwide by Midemlab’s selecting partners: music business information and strategy company Music Ally; consulting company specialising in open innovation bluenove; and Northzone, the leading investment firm and an early investor in Spotify.


Music creation & education categoryHumOn (South Korea)


Music distribution discovery & category: Truelinked (Denmark)


Marketing & data/analytics categorySoundcharts (France)


Experiential technologies – AR/VR, high resolution, IoT & hardware category: Vinci Smart Headphones (China): Cathy Cao accepted the prize!


Soundcharts was also the startup chosen via audience Twitter voting, for the People’s Choice Award! Founder David Weiszfeld will be honoured at the International Midem Awards this evening.

Congratulations to all of our winners, and to each and every one of our 20 finalists!

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Johannah Cantwell is Social Media Manager for Reed MIDEM's MIPIM and MAPIC events... and a professional musician!