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This article was published on December 19, 2011

    Here are the 30 innovative music startups set to rock Midem this January

    Here are the 30 innovative music startups set to rock Midem this January
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    It took some time, but the music industry is finally starting embrace the possibilities of the Internet, and one of the best places you can go to witness this is the annual Midem conference in Cannes, France.

    2012’s event takes place from 28 to 31 January, featuring talks, exhibits, gigs and more as people from the worlds of music, technology and marketing get together to help shape the future. The Next Web will be there, and as you’d expect, we’ll be keeping a particularly close eye on the startups involved.

    The event’s startup competition, Midemlab, has previously helped launch such notable companies as audio sharing platform SoundCloud, concert information service Songkick, and smart music data manipulators, The Echo Nest – the company powering Spotify’s new radio app, EMI’s API and other recent exciting developments.

    The startups taking part in 2012 have been announced, and they’re divided into three categories: Music Discovery, Recommendation & Creation; Marketing, and Direct to Consumer Sales and Content Monetisation. We’ll be taking a closer look at the best of the bunch when we touch down in Cannes for the event in January.

    To register for your ticket to Midem 2012, visit this page. There are special discounts for startups, artists and students.

    Here are the Midemlab startups, with links where available.

    Music Discovery, Recommendation & Creation

    ChartsNow.mobi (UK) – mass market mobile music service

    MPme by Apsmart (UK) – curated internet radio

    musicplayr (Germany) – music discovery & blogging

    Navegas (Germany) – connecting the world of music tool

    Rexly (USA) – social discovery & recommendation

    Songs2See by Fraunhofer (Germany) – music game development

    SoshiGames (UK) – game-based social music discovery

    Twusic by Lemon Lab (Belgium) – Twitter music application

    Watzatsong (France) – crowdsourced music search engine

    WhoSampled (UK) – music discovery – read our previous coverage

    Marketing & Social engagement

    BandApp (UK) – free instant artist app creation

    Beloola by V-Cult (France) – social music service

    CrowdSurfing by LiveOne Group (USA) – live content social viewing app

    Flowd (Finland) – music marketing and social music service

    iPluggers (Netherlands) – worldwide digital radio promotion

    Oocto by GeniusMonk (France) – crowdfunding & crowdsourcing music platform

    Pipe (Germany) – file transfer for social networks

    RockStar Motel (USA) – fan-centric music social network

    Tastebuds.fm (UK) – social events discovery – read our previous coverage

    Webdoc (Switzerland) – fan engagement – read our previous coverage

    Direct to consumer sales and Content Monetisation

    Getonic (Israel) – direct to consumer social ecommerce

    Menyou (Sweden) – online sales and distribution tool

    Musicsoft Arts (USA) – interactive music discovery, playback and sales

    My Bee (France) – access control and dematerialized payment

    Ondango (Germany) – Facebook commerce solution

    SonicAngel (Belgium) – next generation crowdfunding label

    TuneRights (Sweden) – stock market for music

    Tunipop (USA) – connecting merchandise with digital music

    Weezevent (France) – cloud ticketing service

    WildChords by Ovelin (Finland) – guitar learning game – read our previous coverage