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Cap Digital showcases some of France’s hottest up-and-coming music startups

In the final article in my highlights from MIDEM series, I talk to Elisabeth Racine of Cap Digital,  the French non-profit business cluster for digital content and services, about their work with some of France’s biggest up-and-coming music startups.  This year, Cap Digital in conjunction with La French Tech had a big presence at the […]

[INTERVIEW] Spotify’s Yann Thebault discusses the evolution of streaming and the future of digital music

[INTERVIEW] Spotify’s Yann Thebault discusses the evolution of streaming and the future of digital music

In the final of my interviews with top music tech leaders participating at MIDEM this year I speak with Yann Thebault, Managing Director Southern Europe for Spotify.  In our discussion, Thebault goes into more depth about the importance of startups for Spotify, how streaming is still very much on an evolutionary path, and how the […]

[Interview] Qobuz CEO Yves Riesel talks music and technology

[Interview] Qobuz CEO Yves Riesel talks music and technology

In a second in a series of interviews from MIDEM with leaders from across the digital music industry, I catch-up with Yves Riesel, CEO & Co-Founder of Qobuz Music Group, a growing leader in high definition music streaming and downloads. In a very crowded space with the likes of Spotify and Deezer still on the rise, […]

[Interview] Midemlab judge David Raichman discusses startups and disruptive tech

Earlier this week, the winners of Midemlab were announced.  As with most years, the judging panel was quite diverse and I had the opportunity to interview a couple of the judges to get their perspective on the competition.  In this interview I chat with David Raichman, Creative Director at OgilvyOne Worldwide / Head of Ogilvy Lab Paris about […]

French, Turkish and German startups big winners at Midemlab

Every year during the Midem music business conference in Cannes, thirty startups and app developers have the chance to pitch during the Midemlab international competition. The awards presented by Pepsi and Vivendi, are judged per category, by an international jury made up of leading entertainment executives, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, incubator specialists and innovators in the […]

Enhancing user experience through flexible design

When we want to find or share information, we expect it to be easy, fast and fun; but usually it is time-consuming, boring and sometimes we don’t even succeed. That’s why User Interface and User Experience Design come to our help and try to enhance our experience. Let’s see how it works in practice. YOUMIAM […]