Midem Conference 2020 Is Cancelled, Launches Digital Edition

Reed MIDEM announces that Midem 2020, which was due to take place June 2-5 in Cannes, is cancelled due to concerns about the coronavirus. The next edition of Midem will take place June 1-4, 2021, in Cannes.

Coronavirus Cancellation: Reed Midem cancels June 2020 conference in France. Music Press Asia.

Coronavirus Cancellation: Reed Midem cancels June 2020 conference in France. Music Press Asia.

It’s the beginning of a new era in conferencing and live events. In a press release announced yesterday, given the uncertainty surrounding the latest virus and companies’ concerns for the safety of people directly involved with the 4-day conference, Midem has announced the cancellation of its June conference in Cannes, France.

“The situation related to the coronavirus is changing daily, as are government announcements and restrictions. These impact the way that we all lead our lives and conduct business,” said Alexandre Deniot, Midem Director.

“The Midem team is working hard to support the industry during this challenging time, especially artists and companies that have been hardest hit and when global music unity is more important than ever,” added Alexandre Deniot.

Read more: Coronavirus cancellation in Asia-Pacific: Over 45 Million Affected

According to Midem, despite the canceled event, it has launched new conference format: the Midem Digital Edition, which will feature livestreamed keynote sessions, talks and presentations, as well as opportunities for online conversations and speed-meetings between participants — all Midem customers are invited to be part of this digital edition from June 2-5.

This online service, accessible to all, aims to bring the global music community together to discuss, collaborate and share solutions with a focus on the most impacted music stakeholders.

“We look forward to bringing everyone together at Midem 2021 in Cannes June 1-4 to celebrate the return of the music industry to healthy growth and the 55th anniversary of Midem. Until then, on behalf of all the Midem team, I hope you stay strong, stay connected and above all …stay safe,” –Alexandre Deniot.

In 2019, Midem reportedly estimated around 5,000 attendees.

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