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Artist and Musician Essentials – Reasons To be Cheerful Part 2 - Nov 27, 2019
What do you look for when attempting to break into the music industry? What are the essential ingredients that help you on your way? Where can you find information that propels you on to the next level as you choose a career in the mind blogging labyrinth that is the business of music?
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Here, in an occasional series, our A&R man and Music2deal music expert Richard Rogers guides you through various tools printed or otherwise that Richard thinks are still worth shelling out for in 2019 to keep you ahead of the competition. The must haves for any musician, artist or songwriter. Basically, the essentials needed with the information that you require with ….

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Spotlight: Music2Deal App on iPhone & Android - Nov 12, 2019
Music2Deal is now also on your mobile device
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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:

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Nouvelle Prague invites you to a music festival, panel discussions and workshops - Nov 6, 2019
Music conference and showcase festival Nouvelle Prague brings to Prague for the sixth time an eclectic genre selection of contemporary music and speakers from around the world. During November 8th – 9th, 2019 panel discussions, workshops and 32 music projects from 11 countries will take place in the unique venue of DOX + and the Cross Club in Prague.
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The music programme will feature Tom Grennan (UK), Beps’n’Johnnies (CZ), Childcare (UK), Franky’s Evil Party (UK), Bolt Ruin (BE), Harry Marshall (UK), It It Anita (BE), Lydmor (DK), Nia Wyn (UK), Sophie and the Giants (UK), The Atavists (CZ), Vera Jonas Experiment (HUN), Wuh Oh (UK), Cinemon (PL), Giudi (CZ), Hellwana (CZ), Lab On Fire (CZ), Lysistrata (FR), Ochepovsky Project (RU/CZ), Sullii (UK), The Ninth Wave (UK), Viah (CZ), Zofie Dares (CZ), Bratři (CZ), Diego (SK), Haiku Garden (SI), I Love You Honey Bunny (CZ), Nèro Scartch (CZ), Redzed (CZ) a Sun Arcana (UK). The Nouvelle Prague conference will focus on topics related to music publishing, complexities of labels, synchronization, music supervision, management, booking, organizing music events in capital cities, promoting music abroad, and will also offer mentoring or workshops with representatives of Bandcamp, CD Baby, YouTube Music listening session. Gordon Masson (IQ Magazine, ILMC) will interview Dukagjina Lipa (Republic of Communications). The results of several regional and pan-European music market surveys and their impact on the future of the segment will be presented among other topics. The public has changed and old-fashioned isolation between music genres has disappeared, but we still have outdated thinking, with outdated practices. There have never been so many creative projects around us, it has never been so easy to contact each other, yet we are easily lost in a flood of information. We organize Nouvelle Prague to create a sustainable music scene that can lead to a better world, says conference director Márton Náray. The organizers also invite you to the Nouvelle Prague Awards on November 7th to DOX + where Wattican Punk Ballet and Lovesong Orchestra will perform. Admission to the Nouvelle Prague Awards is free, you can still vote for your favorites at https://forms.gle/AM5Cg4VuRkQEysxz6 Delegate passes and individual tickets for the concert section can be purchased in the GoOut network.

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Benefit from partnership with Celebrity Access - Oct 29, 2019
CelebrityAccess is the most sought-after resource for Entertainment Industry Professionals worldwide.
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Containing the most current, unparalleled and detailed data on Entertainers, Speakers, Celebrities, and their representatives, as well as, hundreds of thousands of records for venues, agents and managers, including their direct phone numbers and email addresses. Their cutting-edge industry news and topics are recognized globally. Members enjoy “Unlimited Box Office Score” searches, which are included in every subscription. We encourage you to enrol, schedule a “FREE TOUR” and learn about the vast business tools available at your fingertips. Music2Deal members will receive an $100 discount on any new subscription when you use code: M2D when enrolling. Additionally, get your message noticed by top entertainment professionals around the globe by advertising with CelebrityAccess.com “ENCORE”. Demographics range from Agents, Promoters, Managers, Venues, Concert Support Services, Colleges, Festivals and Consumers just to name a few. There are several advertising opportunities available with CelebrityAccess, they will design a custom advertising packages for Music2deal members and address individual promotional goals/needs. PLUS, a 25% discount will be given on any advertising package purchased by Music2Deal members.

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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.
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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)

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MUSEXPO CREATIVE SUMMIT 2020 UNVEILS FIRST ROUND OF SPEAKERS FOR ITS 22ND EDITION AS PART CALIFORNIA ENT’T WEEK - Oct 15, 2019
As MUSEXPO Creative Summit prepares its 2020 event, the global music and media event has added key influencers to the agenda for its 22nd edition. Returning as part of California Entertainment Week 2020, MUSEXPO Creative Summit will once again welcome industry leaders and innovators from all facets of the worldwide music and media landscape.
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Among the new group of leading music, media, digital and entertainment industry minds confirmed to join MUSEXPO Creative Summit 2020 are: Alexandra Patsavas (Founder, Chop Shop Music Supervision); Alicen Catron Schneider (Sr. VP, Music Creative/Head Of West Coast Music Operations, NBCUniversal Television); Aton Ben–Horin (Global VP, A&R, Warner Music Group); Bob Lefsetz (Publisher, The Lefsetz Letter); Cybele Pettus (Sr. Music Supervisor, Electronic Arts); Daryl Berg (VP, Music Strategy & Licensing, Crown Media); Award–Winning Producer/Songwriter Evan Bogart (Beyoncé, Rihanna, Adam Lambert, Demi Lovato, Jason Derülo); Mandar Thakur (COO, Times Music Group, India); Markus Kuehn (Managing Partner, Flux FM, Germany); Mona Rubsämen (Managing Partner, Flux FM, Germany); Ralph Simon (Founder & Chairman, Mobilium Global; Rich Thomas (Founder, Indie Esports League); Ritch Esra (Publisher, The Music Business Registry); Sienna Jackson (Head of Film & TV Music, Spyglass Media Group); Tom Windish (Music Executive Leadership Group, Paradigm Talent Agency); and many others to be unveiled in the coming weeks.

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20 new speakers confirmed for the BIME PRO convention - Oct 7, 2019
Rozalen, Dominique Kulling and Laura Davidson among the 20 new speakers added to the BIME PRO programme
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BIME PRO keeps confirming names for its next edition. This time, a total of 20 names get tacked onto the general program. Among the notable figures heading up this cast are one of Spain’s foremost singer-songwriters, Rozalén; Dominique Kulling, Executive Vice-president of Continental Europe Repertoire & Marketing at BMG; John Broomhall, composer and cofounder of video game company Game Music Connect; Ady Harley, Facebook and Instagram’s Head of Label Partnerships, LATAM; and Laura Davidson, head of AEG’s European festivals booking team and artist booker for events such as All Points East and Rock In Seine. Joining them are …

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Check this out! The best music business conference in Brazil! - Oct 2, 2019
The best place for you to do business in Brazil is due this October! Music Trends Brasil International Conference is the perfect marketplace for foreign companies to dig in the Brazilian market, to highlight your brand, to find business partners, to connect.
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MTB is the annual meeting point of the music industry in Brazil, which is the fastest growing digital market in the world. It’s the perfect place to dig in the Brazilian market, meet partners and increment your business overseas. Brazil is a TOP 10 music market supported by a 200M consumer base. The conference is an immersion into the universe of the Brazilian music and market in 3 full days. You will find hundreds of company’s executives and music professionals to interact directly, in one place. Tickets are now available!

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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)
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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 …

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The International Sound Awards 2019 honour the best works from Music, Audio and Tech - Sep 24, 2019
In cooperation with the Reeperbahn Festival, the Award Show of the International Sound Awards 2019 took place at “Schmidtchen” yesterday where this year’s winners were announced. 31 works from 11 countries were on the shortlist, 10 of which were awarded with the trophy ISAbell2019. The winners come from Costa Rica, Germany, Finland, Israel, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, and the U.S.. Two outstanding works from Finland and Germany were honored with a „Grand Prix”. Steve Blame and Sara KellyHusain led through the evening.
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Kai Bronner, International Sound Awards: „The aim of the International Sound Awards is to raise the awareness for the topic of sound and to give sound projects of all kind a platform. It was fascinating to see how diverse the topic has become in 2019. Especially innovative and tech-driven areas have been captured by audio, which has brought us exciting submissions from categories such as digital product sounds, audio software, music technology and 3D sound for virtual reality. Audio Branding cases continue to be well represented, but social projects are also using the power of audio. The jury was impressed with the originality and quality of the submitted works. " Below you can find further information on the winners of the ISA2019

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Spotlight: New Feature - Business Friend Filter - Aug 27, 2019
Benefit further from your existing business contacts by making the right connections.
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Members with a Premium Membership can now filter their list of business friends based on the type of business (A&R, Publisher, etc.), country, and keywords. This makes it easier for members with a large number of contacts to see an overview and to more easily contact particular business friends.

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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)
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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 …

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New representatives for Greater China region - Aug 6, 2019
June Zhan joins Music2Deal. We are happy to announce and welcome June Zhan who joins the Music2Deal family as our representative for Greater China region.
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"I am feeling thrilled to join Music2deal. Chinese speaking markets like China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, 20% population of Malaysia are getting even more vibrant and have a lot to offer and to be offered." said Zhan. "By using Music2Deal and networking with professionals all around the world is so much easier than blind searching. Without Music2Deal, often it's like looking for a needle in ocean on your own. Music2Deal is truly a user-friendly solution for any music related business!" June Zhan is an international booking agent also a music licensing and digital content expert with well-established contacts with publishers, collection societies, and labels throughout Asia Pacific. June Zhan currently holds multi-positions at Atb-intl, GoDigital Media Group, Midem and Music2Deal. Previously June Zhan served as Conference Team Director of the 25th and 26th Golden Melody Awards & Festival (GMA) 2014 - '15. Prior to GMA, her extensive digital music business experience also as Director of Digital Business Dept. at EMI Taiwan/Gold Typhoon Group, VP of Profita Music Publishing at Seed Music Group, Sr. Manager of Licensing Dept. at Rock Mobile China.

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MIDEM 2019 Impressions - Aug 6, 2019
MIDEM took place from June 4th-7th, where Richard Rogers (Music2Deal UK), Peter Fosso (Music2Deal USA), Kathy Hahn (Music2Deal Canada) and I (Mario Christiani, CEO Music2Deal) joined this great event. The event was fantastic, very good organized, nice people and also the weather was perfect.
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At MIDEM we presented the new update of Music2Deal.com and the feedback was really great. Normally I have around 50 or more meetings in those 4 days. But due to our update we got this time we had more than 200 meeting requests. Fortunately Richard Rogers completed a lot of meetings…… Enjoy the pictures

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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
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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...

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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.
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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’.

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New speakers at BIME PRO! - Jul 24, 2019
A whoping 15 new confirmations have been added in the latest newsflash from BIME PRO, materializing next 30th and 31st of October and 1st of November at the Bilbao Exhibition Center, affectionately known as BEC!. This fresh batch of speakers is headed up by Amelia Hartley, Endemol Shine UK's Director of Music and Audrey Guerre, coordinator of European music venue and festival network Live DMA.
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Other rippling confirmations are those of Mark William Vaughan, All Things Live Norway member, promoter of such bands as Rammstein and Todd Terje; and British musician-turned-producer and sound engineer for bands such as Elvis Costello or Bob Dylan, Mike Cave. Also making their BIME PRO debut are Beverley Whitrick, Strategic Director of London's Music Venue Trust; and Juliette Olivares (Live DMA). Patricia Gabeiras, (Gabeiras & Associates); lawyer Manuel Ángel López of Sympathy for the Lawyer, law firm hyper-specializing in the music industry; Carmen Zapata, Manager of ASACC (Concert Venue Association of Catalonia) and president of MIM; and Joe Pérez-Orive, current marketing director at Live Nation Spain will also be returning once more to the Bilboan event. Closing this third speakers announcement are Carlos Seixas (FMM Sines); Alicia Álvarez (Radio Primavera); Javier Bragado (Photographer); Iñigo Corcuera (Mr Jam CMM); and Alberto Macías (AM Sound). In total, 15 new professionals join those already confirmed: Mathew Knowles (MWE, Beyoncé's father), Scott Cohen (Warner Music Group), Joe Rudge (Silent Partners), Tom Windish (Paradigm Talent Agency), Olivier Robert-Murphy (Universal Music Group), Marta Crespo (Music Supervisor) or Patricia Hermida (IMMF), among others.

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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.
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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.

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Need Dance Mix for release - Jul 16, 2019
New Music Business Opportunities in the group “Music Specialist”
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Brenda Watty is releasing the single GIRLS NIGHT OUT, and our Ambassador Allen Johnston is looking for multiple mixes to release in several different countries. Allen gives the Music2Deal community the first attempt at making these remixes. Join his group via the link below or get in contact via Allen´s profile on Music2Deal if you want to remix this single for possible release.

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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.
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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.

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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.
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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:

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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.
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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.

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Artist and Musician Essentials – Reasons To be Cheerful Part 1 - Jun 2, 2019
Written by Richard Rogers (Music2Deal UK representative)
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What do you look for when attempting to break into the music industry? What are the essential ingredients that help you on your way? Where can you find information that propels you on to the next level as you choose a career in the mind boggling labyrinth that is the business of music? Here, in a regular series, our A&R man and Music2deal music expert Richard Rogers guides you through various tools printed or otherwise that Richard thinks are still worth shelling out for in 2019 to keep you ahead of the competition. The must haves for any musician, artist or songwriter. Basically the essentials needed with the information that you require with one or two not quite so essentials thrown in for comparison for good measure. Music Week and the Music Week Directory Let’s start off with a beauty. Music Week is the music trade weekly magazine that’s been with us for almost 60 years. Yup, established in 1959 it went ……

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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?
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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 ….

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The Film/Television Music Guide - May 21, 2019
The music industry’s #1 source for placing your music into film, television, video games or other visual media.
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With a circulation to over 10,000 Music Supervisors, Film Studio and Television Network Music Depts., Film/Television Directors, Post Production Supervisors, Music Editors. The Film/Television Music Guide is offering a25% discount off the cost of any to anyone who mentions Music2Deal.

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