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:
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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