MidemNet Lab Unveils its International and Innovative Line-Up of Music Start-Ups

45th MIDEM, 23-26 January 2011, Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France

MidemNet, 22-26 January 2011

Dec 10, 2010, 11:10 ET from Reed MIDEM

PARIS, Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- MidemNet Lab, the showcase for cutting-edge digital initiatives, today unveils its selection of innovative digital start-ups and mobile apps developers. For its 2nd edition, the companies with the strongest potential in mobile apps, B2B and B2C music services, have been chosen by the UK consulting and research specialist Music Ally, to take part in the event during MIDEM, from 22 to 26 January, in Cannes.

This line-up, which brings together some of the most promising digital innovations of the moment, covers every aspect of the music sector and forms a palette of services responding to the music industry's changing needs. The selected companies will pitch their activities to a respected panel of judges of industry experts, Venture Capitalists and digital media during the five days of MIDEM. Following the pitch sessions, a winner will be chosen by each of the three judging panels.

"Thanks to a diverse selection of companies bringing digital solutions to all sectors of the music industry and coming from all parts of the world -- ranging from Finland, Germany, UK to Australia and the US -- MidemNet Lab perfectly reflects today's thriving industry innovation," says Dominique Leguern, Director of MIDEM. "MidemNet Lab is the only platform that recognises and puts digital music initiatives forward with such a variety of international projects."

Discover the finalists hereafter:

Mobile applications

Airbuzz (France) – music discovery

Amidio (Russia) – music making tool

Bounce Mobile (UK) – remix tool

Jammbox (Australia) – personalised music magazine

Khu.sh (USA) – music making tool

Mix Me In (USA) – cloud music service

NearVerse (USA) – digital provider for live experience

Playmysong (Finland) – social music service

Songpier (Germany) – artists apps development

Steam Republic (Finland) – direct-to-fan marketing

Industry services (B2B)

Audiomagnet (Germany) – direct-to-fan marketing

Decibel (UK) – data management

GigsWiz (Finland) – ticketing

Interlude (USA) – interactive video technology

Jingle Punks (USA) – music licensing

MATIvision (Greece) – live interactive video technology

Merchluv (USA) – merchandising

MusicHy.pe (New Zealand) – social music service

Next Big Sound (USA) – data management

RootMusic (USA) – music marketing on Facebook

Consumer services (B2C)

22tracks (The Netherlands) – music discovery

Geisha Music (Finland) – collaborative music making tool

Play.fm (Austria) – streaming service

Psonar (UK) – cloud music service

Rockola.fm (Spain) – streaming service

Shuffler.fm (The Netherlands) – online radio

SongHi (Finland) – music game

Thounds (USA) – collaborative music creation platform

Viinyl (Canada) – music marketing

Zooz (USA) – music discovery

For a detailed presentation of the MidemNet Lab finalists, click here.

To discover in video how leading music start-ups see the music industry in five years time, click here.

AppCircus, Cap Digital, Finnish Mobile Association, Mobile Entertainment, Mobile Marketing, Music 4.5, Music Ally, Startup Academy & Wireless Industry Partnership (WIP) are partnering with MidemNet Lab.

For more information about MIDEM, go to: midem.com.

For information about MIDEM press accreditation, click here.

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