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Music Startups Jambl, ClicknClear, Legitary & Tunefork Win Midemlab 2019

Jambl, ClicknClear, Legitary & Tunefork win Midemlab 2019

Midem, a competition for innovative startups in the music industry and the entertainment business, has recently announced Midemlab’s winners at its 12th edition music startup competition.

Sponsored by Deezer and Recochoku, the finalists were selected from a total of 177 submissions from 45 countries — reflecting the dynamic entrepreneurship in the music industry.

All Midemlab finalists will receive a one-to-one coaching session with Abbey Road Red to better understand how to pitch their startup. They then introduced their company and project to an audience of decision-makers, international media, and potential investors.

The four winners, nominated by votes from a professional jury, had a one-to-one meeting with TechStars Music, a music startup accelerator, accessed to free legal advice from Jeff Liebenson of Liebenson Law, free PR advice from PR strategist Joanna Kirk, a free mentoring session with innovation specialist Yvan Boudillet, one free registration for Midem 2020, and more.

“Our goal is to develop and make this initiative even bigger next year and beyond”

— Alexandre Deniot, Director of Midem

“I’d like to congratulate all the 2019 Midemlab winners and thank all the startups for their participation,” said Midem Director, Alexandre Deniot. 

“This year marks the 12th edition of the competition and we are very happy that it will become an even more central piece of our startup programme dedicated to innovative music startups. Our goal is to develop and make this initiative even bigger next year and beyond.” 

Winners of the 2019 Midemlab music startup competition as below.
Music Creation & Education 
Jambl (Germany) – The new user-generated music platform
Music Discovery & Distribution 
ClicknClear (UK) – Delivering the power of officially licensed music to performance sports worldwide
Marketing & Data/Analytics 
Legitary (Austria) – An algorithm that detects fraud in streaming data
Experiential Technologies – VR/AR, high resolution, IoT & hardware 
Tunefork (Israel) – A software that delivers an optimal hearing experience for people with hearing loss and seniors.
In recognition of their innovative and strong business model, the Music Creation & Education category jury decided to award a special prize to Endlesss (UK), a virtual space for live collaborative recreational music-making.

Previous participants have raised millions of dollars in funding following their appearance at Midemlab, include Soundcloud, the Echo Nest (acquired by Spotify) and BandPage (acquired by YouTube).

And according to Tech Crunch, Apple hired the founders of Asaii — Midemlab’s 2018 winner — to work on Apple Music just 4 months after their Midemlab participation and Skoove, also finalists last year, recently raised €3m.

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