Spotlight: Music2Deal App on iPhone & Android - Nov 12, 2019
Music2Deal is now also on your mobile device
With the new update of Music2Deal we are also happy to announce the new Music2Deal App. Content and structure are identical to the browser version and can be accessed anywhere, anytime. The Music2Deal App is now available for Android and iOS. Enjoy your new Music2Deal App with your smartphone or tablet! Download on the App Store https://apps.apple.com/us/app/music2deal/id1455175170 For Android on Google Play click below:
Spotlight: New Feature - Visibility of Music Offers & Wants - Oct 23, 2019
Premium Members can now show their music offers and/or wants exclusively to their business friends.
After getting feedback from many in the industry at MIDEM, Reeperbahn Festival and more, we’ve found that members often prefer to announce a new music offer/want first to their business friends and later the rest of the public. Have a look at this feature by offering an artist (for example)
A&R Topics - What format do you give an A&R man your music these days? - Sep 24, 2019
Written by Richard Rogers (Music2Deal UK representative)
Whilst I was over in MIDEM this year I received as an A&R man a number of different packages from artists as always. However, it is 2019 not 1999 and things have changed drastically in the last few years let alone 20 years. I remember once going to MIDEM and received so many CD’s that I had to buy extra luggage just to get them back to the UK! Those were the days and from an A&R perspective i’m personally glad they are gone. But what about the artist, should they be making special packages just for A&R or is that outdated? My personal thoughts are that if you want to stand out from the crowd and get your music heard then you need …
Interview with Luciana Pegorer (Music2Deal Brazil /Music Trends Brazil) - Aug 21, 2019
Interview with Luciana Pegorer, the new representative for Music2Deal Brazil and CEO of Music Trends Brazil by Mario Christiani (CEO, Music2Deal)
Mario: Luciana, you are the new exclusive representative of Music2Deal Brazil. Please tell us more about your background in the music business and why represent Music2Deal in Brazil? Luciana: I’ve been working in the music industry in Brazil for over 20 years now. Since my graduation year I’ve experienced many areas of this industry, from being a musician (flute player), to producer, label manager at a major record company, label owner at Delira Musica, trade association leader, etc. Today I focus on building capacity to the Brazilian music ecosystem through Music Trends Brasil International Conference, a get together to discuss, learn, and network event that I organize and curate. MTB takes place in Rio de Janeiro every October. Brazil is one of the most musical countries in the world, top 10 global market, home of amazing and numerous musicians and music professionals from all areas. I’m joining Music2Deal because I see the lack of an effective online network to be able to connect and increase the opportunities for musicians, composers, artists, producers and the likes within our music industry and from our industry to the worldwide environment. I see Music2Deal as a complement of the mission I already fulfil with the conference and will make efforts to attract Brazilian members to the platform and make our country represented in this amazing worldwide network that connects the music industry. Mario: Sounds really great. As you mentioned MTB, what exactly is the MTB and how did it come into existence? Luciana: MTB is a conference that gathers 700+ professionals from the most different areas of the music business. From musicians and performers to DSPs and PROs, distributers, publishers, producers and record companies. It takes place in the historical downtown Rio, in an amazing 18th Century building. The main room is fully dedicated to high level
SHIBUYA SHOWCASE FEST 3d EDITION - Jul 30, 2019
Early birds rate period extended until August 31st for delegate pass 03, 04, 05 OCTOBER in Tokyo Music Convention in JapanIntroduce your music to Japan Meet up with the local & global music industry
Following the commencement of a successful launch in 2017, and 2018 with 35 international showcases and the participation of more than 100 international and local delegates (Japan, USA, Australia, Germany, Canada, France, Switzerland, Chile, China, Holland, Belgium,Hungary, Latvia, Luxembourg,, Malaysia,, ...), the SHIBUYA SHOWCASE FESTIVAL [SSF]) is renewed in 2019, on October 3, 4, 5. 2019’s SHIBUYA SHOWCASE FESTIVAL will hold three days of professional meetings and music and information on the music market in Japan. An unique opportunity for music bands and artists to introduce their music to Japan and for music industry players delegates to meet up and establish connections with the local & global music industry. Artists announced : Nicola Son (France), Santiago Valencia (Chile), Escalera al Cielo (Japan), Masaki69 (Japan), Mareo (Chile), Livingstone (France), Bo-Peep (Japan), Devell (USA), DJ Kaito (Japan), Iphaze (France), Bruce Mennel (Japan/France), Daven Andreas (France), Oly MC (France), Thorn (France), and more...
Music2Deal UK Unveils New Representative - Jul 30, 2019
Dominique De Comarmond has taken up the position of UK A&R Representative for Music2deal supporting UK MD & A&R Director Richard Rogers following a meeting at MIDEM last month.
Dominique was born in South Africa but is now based in London and is a wonderful addition to the Music2deal team. Richard said: "I networked with Dominique at MIDEM and realised her passion for music is exactly what Music2deal requires and it gives me great pleasure to welcome her as a representative to support me here at Music2deal UK. These are exciting times for Music2deal and the new Music2deal website has certainly drawn positive feedback. With Dominique’s tremendous enthusiasm on board we look forward to expanding Music2deal to a greater degree.” As an Artist, Songwriter, Composer and Music Journalist, Dominique’s focus has been to share diversity and equality in all the work she performs. Speaking on Wednesday (24th July) she said : ‘It’s an honour to be a representative and ambassador for Music2Deal. This company is a great social network for musicians and professionals that want to make their mark in the industry. With countless people from songwriters to producers, artists to musicians, it’s an incredible opportunity to be part of. Not only am I super excited to be a part of Music2Deal but as a musician who wants to grow my network, there’s no better place to look but here. Everyone should be on the lookout for this platform as I truly think it will make a difference to networking in the industry in a modern, digital era. I cannot wait to see what the future holds with Music2deal, being a representative who is proud of it but also a musician, where I can network and showcase myself’.
New Success Story – 5 license deals - Jul 16, 2019
Sound Republica is happy to find the right connections on Music2Deal and made already 5 deals happen.
Sound Republica is a music distribution and promotion company based in Korea. They are offering a great opportunity to distribute and to promote music to all major and most of the minor DSPs in Korea. Terry Kim, Korea (Co-CEO Sound Republica): "In the first month of using Music2Deal, Sound Republica made five (5) license deals with some great artists and labels from the US and Europe." If you like to connect with Terry please contact him via the link below: And if you have made a deal via Music2Deal like Terry Kim, then let us know and we’ll promote your success! Just log in and click on ‘Contact’ (under the “i” icon) or contact our support team.
Spain's leading music event BIME Pro and Music2Deal extend their partnership. - Jul 4, 2019
BIME started out in 2013 with its sights set on the music of the future, reaching out to America. Today it is a meeting point for all kinds of professionals from more than 30 different countries, working in all areas of music and other cultural and creative industries. It is a space for connecting continents, doing business, sharing knowledge and discovering the latest innovations in anything and everything directly or indirectly related to music.
BIME PRO consists of a general programme with talks and conferences by professionals from all fields of the creative industries, plus a series of special activities including: BIME PRO Fests: festival congress for the sector’s professionals BIME PRO Start Up!: a startup convention for young entrepreneurs BIME PRO Campus: training programme for students +2.000 professionals +1.000 companies +600 speed-meetings +220 speakers More about the benefits for Music2Deal members will be published soon.
ISA2019 / 32 works from 13 countries nominated for the International Sound Awards 2019 - Jul 4, 2019
Audio has become incredibly diverse in 2019, conquering innovative and tech-driven areas. At the International Sound Awards, the number of submissions that offer original approaches to audio software, 3D sound or virtual / mixed reality has risen sharply. Audio Branding Cases continue to be strongly represented, but social projects also use the power of audio.
The International Sound Awards are pleased to announce the nominees of the ISA2019. Thirty-two works from 13 countries convinced the international jury of ISA2019 and were nominated in several categories. The best submissions come from all over the world: Brazil, Costa Rica, Denmark, Germany, Finland, Israel, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, Singapore, Spain, UK, USA. Learn more about the "ISA2019 Nominees". Detailed project descriptions and videos can be found here: https://www.international-sound-awards.com/nominations-2019/ The award ceremony of the International Sound Awards 2019 will take place on 19 September from 7 to 9 pm as part of the Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg. As in the previous year, Steve Blame, cultural figure of the music television, leads through the evening. Discount tickets for the ISA Award Show and the Reeperbahn Festival can be found via the link below:
Spotlight: New Feature - Contact Settings - Jun 15, 2019
Premium Members can choose which members, based on their type of business, can contact them via our message system or via the friendship request button.
Only members whose “Main activity” or “Sub-activities” match with the selected criteria can send messages and/or send request for a friendship with this member. For example, a Premium Member who is a booking agent can avoid being contacted by a distribution company or a publisher.
Interview with Alexandre Deniot, Midem Director by Mario Christiani (CEO, Music2Deal) - May 21, 2019
Mario Christiani: Hi Alexandre. So what exactly do you do at MIDEM?
Alexandre Deniot: I am the director of Midem. So, I’m in charge of this event globally. I manage all the teams from the conference team to all the partnership teams and I make sure that we provide the best service to our music community. Mario Christiani: Please tell us more about the upcoming MIDEM 2019 Alexandre Deniot: This year’s Midem will see multiple initiatives putting artists and creation centre stage as the beating heart of the 2019 edition. These will include the opening of the Artist Hub, a brand new area dedicated to artists and talent development, the fresh addition of Midem Studio Sessions by Dynaudio, a fully-equipped studio where international artists will record live in public. Regarding our conference program, our lineup is just amazing with the heavy players of the industry like the music mogul Troy Carter, (CEO and Founder, Atom factory), Sylvia Rhone (CEO & President of Epic Records) or the Nigerian Artist Maleek Beery just to mention few of them! Mario Christiani: Is there anything else you’d like to mention that will also be a special focus at MIDEM this year? Alexandre Deniot: Also the competition for upcoming artists, the Midem Artist Accelerator, we celebrate this year the 5th anniversary, the second edition of the Midem Songwriting Camp and over 30 live concerts on the Midem Beach. Midem will also welcome this year the ….
Submit your case to the International Sound Awards 2019 - May 15, 2019
The time has come again to #MakeTheWorldSoundBetter The International Sound Awards 2019 promote and honor smart, innovative cases from music, audio and tech.
Listen up! Only 2 weeks left to go. Cases can be submitted by 31st May 2019. You can find information about the submission details here: https://www.international-sound-awards.com/isa2019/ The ISA2019 Award Show will take place on September 19 in cooperation with the Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg, Germany. The ISA is pleased to offer special discounts on tickets for the Reeperbahn Festival and the ISA2019: Conference Ticket 175 Euro plus VAT (regular price 255 Euro plus VAT), Session Only Ticket 104 Euro plus VAT (regular price 150 Euro plus VAT). Get a discount code here:
AVAILABLE TO MUSIC2DEAL MEMBERS ONLY - May 14, 2019
Are you an artist attending Midem 2019 and want to show the International attendees your talent?
Music Specialist has 3 separate showcases available for you at No Cost. Contact Music2Deal Ambassador Allen Johnston for more information
MIDEM: Epic records chairman & CEO Sylvia Rhone to keynote - Apr 30, 2019
Epic records chairman & CEO Sylvia Rhone to keynote and receive 2019 hall of fame award at Midem Dina Lapolt to host keynote conversation
Midem, the home of the global music community, today announces the powerhouse pairing of keynote Sylvia Rhone with Dina LaPolt at the 53rd annual industry conference and that Sylvia Rhone will receive the Midem 2019 Hall of Fame Award, in association with Billboard. In her first ever keynote address Sylvia Rhone, Chairman & CEO, Epic Records (USA), will be interviewed by Dina LaPolt, Owner, LaPolt Law. P.C. (USA), in a truly unique conversation between two of the most powerful female influences in today’s music business, at Midem, on Wednesday 5 June 2019. Sylvia Rhone will also receive the Midem 2019 Hall of Fame Award in association with Billboard, during a dedicated event on Thursday 6 June 2019. The first African-American woman to lead a major record label, Sylvia Rhone will share insights from her illustrious career with the equally impressive Dina LaPolt, named one of Billboard’s Executives of the Year in 2018, in recognition of her contribution to the Music Modernisation Act. Midem Director, Alexandre Deniot comments, “Sylvia Rhone is at the helm of one of the most exciting and dynamic labels in today’s ever-evolving music ecosystem. The Midem 2019 Hall of Fame Award in association with Billboard, recognises her outstanding contribution to the international music business and her ability to build such an artist-driven label culture. Both she and Dina are two of the most inspiring and essential music executives on the global stage. As the artist and creativity are at the very heart of Midem, so Sylvia and Dina never cease in their efforts to protect creativity and generate the best environment possible for artists to thrive. So there is a great synergy between us and we can’t wait to hear what promises to be a hugely charismatic and enlightening conversation.” Since taking on the position of President at Epic in 2017 …
The New Update is Live! - Apr 25, 2019
The Professional Update 2019 was released -on the 24th of April.
We are very happy to announce the new update of Music2Deal which was launched -on the 24th of April and we are sure that our members will -see great benefits. You can read more about the The Professional Update 2019! in our Music2Deal blog.
Music2deal Blog Red Box Interview - Apr 12, 2019
Red Box Main man Simon Toulson-Clarke was interviewed by our music industry expert Richard Rogers and Simon had a lot to say about the new Red Box album and the way the industry works in 2019.
Richard Rogers: Hi Simon and thank you for the interview for the Music2deal website, the online worldwide music industry platform. You’ve got a new single out called ‘This Is What We Came For’. The sound is fairly poppy and musically there are snippets where it harks back to both 'Lean On Me' and 'For America'. Was this intentional? Simon Toulson-Clarke: Not even slightly intentional! I think we have a sound and this song is a product of that...it's our own sound and it was true of us in the 80s, too. We were perhaps atypical of what was generally going on in the 80s but I think it is the reason that although we may not have as many fans as some bands those who love us love us with a total, immersive passion. To write 'intentionally' assumes a skill I don't possess. I write to please myself and my bandmates who also happen to be my closest friends. If it emotes with us we simply hope others may feel the same. And that's about all there is to our intent. RR: The excellent video for the new single ’This Is What We Came For' looks particularly exotic. Where is it and what made you choose that location? STC: It is Thailand, specifically the stretch of Indian Ocean coast near Ranong on the Myanmar border, a very beautiful and undiscovered part of the country. I was there…
New Update is coming - Apr 3, 2019
On the 24th of April Music2Deal will launch the Professional Update 2019!
Since our network is aimed at professionals in the music industry, the focus of this update is to provide you with more features, a much better user experience, and work more professionally with Music2Deal. It´s all about connecting with proven music professionals and then staying in contact about music opportunities to make business happen. Have a look at the new Music2Deal and how you can benefit from the new Professional Update 2019!
Music2Deal works for partnership - Mar 25, 2019
By communicating via MUSIC2DEAL – THE MUSIC BUSINESS NETWORK, Al Crespo and Allen Johnston (Music Specialist) met and developed a win win scenario for each other. After lengthy communication Al Crespo has created three (3) songs that are being digitally released over the next few weeks in Korea, India, USA and across Europe.
The first single Al Crespo's "Maniac On The Floor" has been released to all the major and minor DSPs in Korea. Here are links to those major DSPs. - Melon: https://www.melon.com/album/detail.htm?albumId=10261937#none - Genie: https://www.genie.co.kr/detail/albumInfo?axnm=81173056 - Bugs: https://music.bugs.co.kr/album/20237936?wl_ref=S_tr_01_04 - Naver Music: https://music.naver.com/album/index.nhn?albumId=2930644 - Soribada: http://www.soribada.com/music/album/PD0119787 - M.net: http://www.mnet.com/album/3248369 We also uploaded the official audio on our YouTube website. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIRP9GzCxF4 AL CRESPO Surprising, versatile, big and full of energy – that’s AL CRESPO, a singer and producer from Berlin with Ecuadorian roots, right from the middle of the earth. His music, which is self-written and self-composed, is a fusion of Pop(art), Electro and that certain funky feeling. After collaborating with music industry legends like Herman Rarebell (Scorpions) and Bobby Kimball (Toto) releases AL CRESPO his new singles. Having been multiple years as a Hard Rock front man, playing innumerable concerts on many different stages worldwide, this wholehearted performer feels very attracted to the possibilities of this New Era of electronic music. The combination of real instruments and high-end electronic sounds pushes forward the creativity. “I really love to experiment with different stylistic agents in my music. This way every song comes fresh to the ears and it never gets boring, either for the audience nor for me. Besides I’m extremely thrilled about the idea of not only entertaining the audience on live concert stages, but also in discos and clubs.” Brand new EDM material is waiting to be launched: Maniac On The Floor, Make It Happen and On The Rocks. MUSIC SPECIALIST (asha.com) International distribution, publishing administration and consulting are just a few of the businesses offered by the Music Specialist. The Music Specialist’s mission to provide foundations in the Entertainment Industry and in business academics that will enable our clients to advance the field of social entrepreneurship with the highest quality performances and products that both educate and entertain. CONTACT: Music Specialist firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or via the link below
Last call to join the MIDEM artist accelerator 2019! - Jan 16, 2019
The first international career booster for emerging artists. Now in its fifth year, The Midem Artist Accelerator is a comprehensive programme which connects international artists and their team with leading minds in the music business.
It also provides with solid guidance to better understand today’s challenges and identify what and where the new opportunities are for an artist in a constantly expanding music ecosystem. Big Star, Artist (South Africa), MAA 2018: "The Midem Artist Accelerator Program serves as my biggest career highlight. Connecting with the rest of the world in one place and receiving all the advice was phenomenal." Client Liaison, Artists (Australia), MAA 2018: "We were the first Australian band to qualify for the Midem Artist Accelerator. That was great for us because we want to be a global success and, in the end, it is all about relationships." AKA, Artist (South Africa), MAA 2018: "Thanks to the Midem Artist Accelerator, we got to make new connections from the top industry players who saw me on stage and believe that we will work to take my brand to higher heights."
Happy Holidays, Music2Deal Members! - Dec 19, 2018
Music2Deal wishes you the very best for the holiday season.
We're happy that you're part of our quality business network and that you realize how important it is to stay informed about music offers and requests from business friends. This way you can make more deals happen in 2019! Thank you for sharing our idea and being one of more than 10,000 music professionals actively using Music2Deal! Enjoy a peaceful and memorable holiday season. Cheers! Your Music2deal Team
Music wanted for India - Dec 19, 2018
New Business Opportunity in the group “Music Specialist“
Allen Johnston - CEO of the Music Specialist and Industry Consultant (Capital, EMI America, Sony) posted this great opportunity in the forum “Business opportunities”: For 2019 I have openings for audio and video projects. Audio projects will be placed within an online download system and over mobile phone applications across S.E. Asia This is an 80 / 20 deal Video & Film will be placed within a V.O.D. (Video On Demand) system in India. This is a ….
The Midem Artist Accelerator call for entries is now open! - Dec 11, 2018
The Midem Artist Accelerator is an exclusive bootcamp for artists and their entourages. Designed to support managers, agents, labels and publishers as they look to grow their artists’ profiles globally. It’s a unique opportunity to access Midem business expertise in export and innovative solutions.
Each year, 11 promising artists picked by an elite Artistic Committee all: - Get to play live on the beautiful beach of Cannes - Benefit from a tailored 360 degrees programme onsite with key players from the global music community including: o Entry to selected conferences o Learning and coaching sessions with industry mentors o Networking opportunities Apply now!
Interview: Mario Christiani - CEO/Owner of Music2Deal - Dec 5, 2018
Professional Update 2019 & Additional Member Benefits Coming Soon! Interviewed by Peter Fosso - Head of U.S. Operations, Music2Deal
PF: Hi, Mario. So I hear that there will be a Music2Deal update happening in January 2019. What types of benefits can we expect? MC: Well, we've noticed that there are many members who still are not benefiting as much as they can from our system so we're helping them in this new update. For example, many members haven't uploaded a Music (Song) Offer even though it´s free with a Basic Membership. Or sometimes they post their music in the wrong section. Although we tried with former updates to optimized the usability, members often don´t know the right steps to do on Music2Deal. So the idea of Music2Deal is great and a lot of people are already doing good business on Music2Deal. But to be honest, sometimes it´s just a matter of having the right knowledge. For example, someone who is working in the music business should know about the differences between the song copyrights and the performance protection rights, so that they know in which section they should post their music offer. When I look at these sections I sometimes see members who don´t have …
1st Topic: Music needed for Korea - Nov 27, 2018
The new group "Music Specialist" is created by our Ambassador Allen Johnston - CEO of the Music Specialist and Industry Consultant (Capital, EMI America, Sony).
This group has been organised as a more efficient way to send educational, instructional and informative information concerning the entertainment industry. They will also communicate pending and possible business opportunities. Allen Johnston just started the 1st topic “Music needed for Korea” in the forum Business opportunities. Join the group and don´t miss opportunities.
The Music2Deal Professional Update 2019 - Nov 14, 2018
We are happy to announce “The Music2Deal Professional Update 2019” which will be released beginning of next year.
This very extensive update contains so many features that we would like to introduce this in advance. Since our network is aimed at professionals in the music industry, the focus of this update is to create more features and tools to enable even more professional working with Music2Deal. In the following we will introduce the new features & tools in detail.