MIDEM 2020 CANCELLED; MIDEM DIGITAL EDITION 2020 NEWLY ANNOUNCED FOR 2ND – 5TH JUNE 2020 FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE GLOBAL MUSIC COMMUNITY

Published by Lavinesh @ 31/03/2020

Reed Midem - Cannes, France

Covid-19 has left many countries on lockdown, to protect the public from being infected by the coronavirus, including Malaysia and gradually across Southeast Asia; thus, Reed Midem has announced the cancellation of Midem 2020 that was to take place on 2nd-5th June 2020 in Cannes, which will sadly cancel annual pilgrimage of many Malaysian and Southeast Asia music producers, publishers, labels, concert organizers, music studios and music talents to Cannes, France. The next edition of Midem will take place on 1st-4th June 2021, in Cannes, France. In the meantime, Global Creative and Media Agency (GCMA), the Southeast Asia representative of Reed Midem will continue to promote and cooperate with the local authorities and its industry for music and performing arts for various MIDEM music campaigns in 2020 and a better year towards 2021.

Alexandre Deniot, Midem Director said "Given the uncertainty surrounding the fatal virus and companies concerns for the safety of their people, it is not possible to hold Midem during June 2020 in Cannes, the Midem team is working hard to support the industry during this challenging time, especially artists and companies that have taken the hardest hits. Global music unity is more important now than ever."

Midem introduces a new format, the Midem Digital Edition. This online platform will be available to all, with intentions to bring the global music community together to discuss, collaborate and share solutions with a focus on the most impacted music stakeholders from 2nd-5th June 2020. Clients from all over the world will be invited to be part of the Midem Digital Edition, where keynote sessions, talks, and presentations will be streamed live. Midem Digital Edition also provides opportunities for online conversations and speed-meetings between participants. Details of the service will be shared in the coming weeks.

“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,” concluded Alexandre Deniot.