MidemNet Adds Speakers, Seeks Biz Showcase Submissions

CANNES, France (Hypebot) – MidemNet has announced the first of the speakers and panelists that promise to make this 10th Anniversary edition of the conference a must attend. As a recent addition to MidemNet Visionary Chair Committee, I'm particularly interested in what Hypebot readers would like to see discussed on this year's central theme: "creation of value around the artist/fan relationship". (Leave comments below or email me.)

Three leading industry figures have confirmed for the opening MidemNet session: the former Chairman and Chief Executive of the EMI Group and current Chairman of VUE Entertainment and R&R Music, Eric Nicoli; Hilary Rosen, former Chairman and CEO of the RIAA, currently commentator for CNN; and the Founder of MP3.com, today CEO of MP3Tunes, Michael Robertson.

The second edition of the Music Ally MidemNet “New Business Showcase" will present six of the more innovative ideas likely to create value for the music industry. More than 100 candidates applied last year and new submissions can be made until November 17th.

Other announced speakers and panelists include: David Eun, pilot of content strategy for Google, and Jin-Young Park, leading South Korean producer of Asian superstars including Rain, Wonder Girls and Jacky Cheung, and the Founder and President of JYP Entertainment.

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