3rd Midem African Forum coming to Langa, Cape Town
The Midem African Forum 2020 will be held at the Bridges For Music Academy in Langa, Cape Town.
Midem’s third African Forum is coming to the Bridges For Music Academy in Langa, Cape Town on Friday, 28 February 2020. This enriching forum will include keynote talks, masterclasses and workshops attended by more than 400 industry professionals including labels, streaming platforms, publishers, artists, politicians, media, and official institutions.
The objective: To support the structuring and internationalisation of the African music industry, encouraging business development and new talent discovery by boosting know-how and pushing boundaries.
It aims to create a strong hub of collaboration in order to not only address the industry’s major issues but also to celebrate its breakthroughs.
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Director of Midem, Alexandre Deniot, is leading the speakers. Under his guidance, Midem has become the benchmark event for the development of the music sector in the face of challenges including changes in technology and business models.
Other notable speakers include:
Zach Fuller – senior analyst, MIDiA Research (United Kingdom)
Yoel Kenan – CEO, Africori (South Africa)
Themba – DJ and radio host (South Africa)
Karabo Senna – Samro (South Africa)
Thabiso Khadi – The T-Effect (South Africa)
Raphel Benza – founder, VTH Season (South Africa)
Martha Huro – managing director, East Africa and general manager Kenya, Transsnet Music – Boomplay (Kenya)
Oluwatosin Sorinola – head of marketing, Africa, Transsnet Music – Boomplay (South Africa)
David Alexander – Sheer Music Publishing (South Africa)
Topics to be covered include:
The state of the global music industry by Zach Fuller
The state of the South African music industry: challenges and opportunities
Boomplay case study: Leveraging streaming to reach global audiences
International development and publisher-songwriter collaboration
Speed meeting: Meet the international delegation
Coming from #Lagos, #CapeTown & #Cannes: it’s the 2020 Midem African Music Forum in association with @BoomplayMusic and @TRACE_Inter! Join our series of conferences, workshops & showcases to support the internationalisation of the African industry. 👉 https://t.co/PLlMRRKExT pic.twitter.com/x4ZAl7KB8e
— Midem (@midem) February 13, 2020
The forum ends with a cocktail event primed for networking and showcasing.
Attendance to the Midem African Forum is free, however it runs by invite-only which you can register for via email here.