Midemlab selects 20 start-ups for international pitching competition
Paris, 28 April, 2016 – Midemlab, the international pitching competition for innovative startups, today announces the 20 finalists whose ideas are set to influence the music ecosystem in the years ahead.
Now in its ninth year, Midemlab is the leading international launch pad for cutting-edge startups in the wider creative industries, whose innovative solutions can help build new user experiences for the music sector. The event offers the selected startups with valuable exposure to key industry players, as well as a unique access to venture capitalists and seed funding. Previous participants have raised millions of dollars in financing in the wake of their Midemlab appearances, and some have gone on to stake a firm place in the music ecosystem.
Midemlab is part of the Midem music industry tradeshow, which takes place in Cannes, France from 3-6 June 2016.
This year’s 20 finalists have been selected by Midemlab partners Atomico, Bluenove, and Music Ally, from more than 150 submissions representing 31 countries from around the world. France, Sweden, Germany, the UK and the United States all have three companies each in the Midemlab finals, with other contenders coming from as far afield as Australia, Israel, Slovakia and Spain.
They cover the full scope of music innovation from music discovery, recommendation and creation services, to marketing, social engagement and monetisation solutions (including video, data management, live experience, ticketing, rights administration), along with hardware and the internet of things (including audio solutions and virtual reality).
Finalists will pitch their business in front of the Midem audience and to a jury of potential partners and investors. As well as getting feedback from powerful decision-makers, they will gain valuable international exposure and media coverage. Finalists will also benefit from personalised coaching to prepare their pitch from Abbey Road Red, Europe’s only music tech startup incubation programme.
One winner will be chosen by the jury in each of three categories, to be announced during a special ceremony. The winners will receive a private meeting with leading investment firm Atomico to pitch their business, plus free legal advice from Jeff Liebenson of Liebenson Law.
The Midemlab Finalists 2016 are:
For more details on each of the finalists, click here
Music Discovery, Recommendation & Creation services
- Antescofo (France) – Play music or sing with adaptive accompaniment with high-quality audio
- Flat (UK) – Write your music scores online collaboratively
- Mimi Hearing (Germany) – Personalise your music based on your hearing profile
- SoundGrabber (France) – Share and discover music with people near you
- Trackd (UK) – An ideas studio in your pocket. Songs start here
- Tracklib (Sweden) – Discover, buy and license individual tracks from original recordings
Marketing, Social Engagement & Monetisation solutions
- Ikonfete (UK) – Help music artists identify and leverage their core fan base
- Kombie (Australia) – Mash your selfies, memes, pics and vines with videos from your favorite artists
- Maestro (USA) – Engage, monetize, and analyze your audience in real-time
- Plum Research (Poland) – Measures real-time consumption across all major streaming & download sites
- Revelator (Israel) – Track your assets, rights and data
- Stagelink (Germany) – Your fan-powered tour promoter
- Tootoot (Slovakia) – Build your artists’ tour based on real fans vote
Hardware / Internet of Things
- Ad-Lib (Spain) – Intel Inside powered Guitar pedals
- Avegant (USA) – Your personal home theatre in a headphone
- KLANG (Germany) – Re-experience your favorite music productions in immersive 3D audio virtual reality
- MIND Music Labs (Sweden) – SENSUS, the Smart Guitar for the IoT World: Stream, Play, Share
- Moodelizer (Sweden) – Customise a piece of music to enhance the moods of a film
- Qleek (USA) – Create physical shortcuts to your favorite music
- Tempow (France) – Create your own collaborative Bluetooth Sound System