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MIDEM 2005 To Host Debut Live Music Network

(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — MIDEM 2005 to be held in Cannes, France, January 23-27 will host a Live Music Network for the first time. The networking and conference day will be held on January 26 and will be dedicated to the live music sector.

Participating in the event are Tim Clark, director of IE:Music and manager for Robbie Williams; Tony Wadsworth, chairman & CEO EMI Music UK & Ireland; Peter Grosslight, worldwide head of music, William Morris Agency; and Peter Schwenkow, director, Deutsche Entertainment.

The Live Music Network is organized in partnership with the Music Managers Forum (MMF) and will be preceded by a networking lunch. Two key panels will be at the center of the day: “Live Music & Media Exploitation – Update on Opportunities in 2005,” will focus on broadcast and media rights and look at the opportunities for new revenue streams from live music, and the “Changing Roles in Live Music 2005,” will explore the evolving relationships between the media, concert promoters, music publishing and recording sectors.

Media partners for the Live Music Network are: Celebrity Access and VIP Booking. –Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner