MidemNet 2007 To Feature Global Digital And Mobile Industries
'Power To The Consumer' Conference Theme

By MusicDish [12-13-2006]

Each January, the global music industry’s key players meet in Cannes to do deals, network, learn about the sector’s future, and check out hot new talent. Today, MIDEM attracts nearly 10,000 delegates from almost 100 countries, from the recording, publishing, live, sync, digital and mobile sectors. It is as such the source of profitable new music business. Beyond its showfloor, MIDEM also offers high-level conferences, cutting-edge concerts and events, and numerous business services…

The 2-day MidemNet Forum takes place just before MIDEM on 20 and 21 January 2007. This international conference program covers the opportunities offered by the digital and mobile industries. Last year the sell-out Forum comprised of 21 high level conferences and keynotes, 68 international experts, 1,206 participants and extensive networking sessions.

The theme for MidemNet Forum 2007 is “Power to the Consumer.” Faced with blogs, social networking platforms and user-generated content, the music industry now has the ability to partner with consumers in order to produce and distribute music. How can it make the most of such a powerful ally?

New economic models are also emerging: are niche markets (long tail) and ad-supported content as promising as they seem to be? Among other topics, the MidemNet Forum will also focus on the exploding Asian Market.

The MidemNet Forum isn’t just about packed-house conferences; it also offers rare chances to spend quality time with industry leaders. The Mentoring Sessions, where delegates can book short appointments with key MidemNet speakers, will be back in January, including a special focus on Asia.

The next MidemNet Forum’s latest confirmed headline speakers are not to be sniffed at:

Miles Flint, President, Sony Ericsson
Mitch Bainwol, Chairman, Recording Industry Association of America
Gary Shapiro, Chairman, Consumer Electronics Association
Chris Anderson, Editor in Chief, Wired Magazine
Mika Salmi, President, Global Digital Media, MTV Networks
Chris Stephenson, GM, Global Marketing Zune, Microsoft
Martin Bandier, Chairman & CEO, EMI Music Publishing

ALSO CONFIRMED:

Jacques Attali, President & Writer, A&A; Krishna Durbha, Head VAS Business & Marketing, Reliance Communications; Gary Ge Chen, CEO, Orca Digital Inc; Thomas Gewecke, EVP, global digital business, Sony BMG Entertainment; David Israelite, President and CEO, NMPA; Song Ke, CEO, Taihe Rye Music; Larry Kenswil, President, Universal Music Group – eLabs; Robin Kent, CEO, SpiralFrog; Sascha Lazimbat, Managing Director, Zebralution; Steve Lerner, President & CEO, Wind-up Records; Laura Mariott, Executive Director, Mobile Marketing Association; Dr. Francisco J Martin, CEO, MyStrands; Terry Mc Bride, CEO; Nettwerk Music Group & Steve Page, Musician, Desperation Records/Barenaked Ladies; Bernard Miyet, President, SACEM; Nigel Morris, President, Isobar Worldwide; David Pakman, CEO, eMusic; Patrick Parodi, Chairman/Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Mobile Entertainment Forum/Amobee; Costa Pilavachi, President, EMI Classics; Steve Porter, Managing Director, MCPS-PRS Alliance; Dan Sheeran, SVP Music, Realnetworks; Steven Starr, CEO, Revver Inc.; William Stensrud, Chairman & CEO, Muze; Hans Vestberg, EVP and GM, Business Unit Global Services, Ericsson; Conor Yang, CEO, Rock Mobile Corporation; Harry Yang, CEO Digital Media Group, Hurray Digital Group

CONTACT MIDEM: www.midem.com

USA/LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN: REED MIDEM NEW YORK OFFICE

360 Park Avenue South - 14th Floor, New York, NY 10010, USA
Tel: +1 212 284 5142 / Fax: +1 212 284 5148 midemusa@reedmidem.com

JP Bommel, Vice President, Sales & Business Development, NYC Office, Tel: +1 212 284 5145

Source: http://www.musicdish.com/mag/?id=11408


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