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The 12th annual edition of world-leading music startup competition Midemlab will this year be presented by Deezer & Recochoku. The winners will be chosen in Cannes by a jury that includes tech journalist Sirena BergmanKuack Media Group‘s Juan Francisco, Music Tech Germany’s Matthias Strobel & many more (full details here). Let’s discover the 20 finalists!

 

Category 1: Music Creation & Education

Big Ear Games make music games to learn how to compose music. Big Ear, their debut game, demystifies how music works; Endlesss is a virtual space for live collaborative recreational music-making; Jambl is a user-generated music platform where users can create music, add videos, collaborate and share with friends in a simple, creative and fun way; Muzeek amplifies composers’ creativity, notably through an ‘Augmented Composer’ functionality; and Lonofi presents itself as “the first app using AI generated music for well-being and mental health.”

 

Category 2: Music distribution & discovery

Alissia Music is a personalised music service which picks songs based on your mood and your individual preferences; Banding is a matchmaking app for musicians; ClapCharts is a service to detect and promote promising talents through listeners; ClicknClear is an online marketplace where athletes/teams can license all the original music they want from rights holders; & Soundtracktor is an AI-powered platform for music composers to monetise music catalogues.

 

Category 3: Marketing & Data/Analytics

Legitary is an algorithm to detect fraud in streaming data; MusicList is an AI that can suggest music by understanding the behaviour, the mood, the location, etc. of users in real time; Musiio is also an AI that can ‘listen’ to large volumes of music to help streaming companies automate their personalised playlists, and help labels automate their discovery of new talent; Paperchain is a platform that closes the payment gap between when catalogue is played and when labels and artists get paid; & Wedao builds tours for popular artists basing on social media/streaming data and promotes shows through fan and influencer micro-targeting.

 

Category 4: Experiential Technologies – AR/VR, high resolution, IoT & hardware

Joué is a modular MIDI instrument which simplifies music playing for beginners and professional artists (video available here); MI.MU is a wireless, wearable, gestural musical instrument and controller for the performance and composition of music; MuX is a VR sandbox Instrument; ODIHO is a system which broadcasts any sound content (mike, recorded sound…) directly on listener’s smartphone headphone, in HD and real-time; & Tunefork is a software that delivers optimal hearing experience for people with hearing loss and seniors.

 

Find out more about MidemLab, and Midem’s special startup offer, here


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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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