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Testimonials: Sebastian Knaak - Jul 12, 2022
Producer (Pitbull, Snoop Dogg, Akon)
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In the music industry a working network is essential because in general there are different people behind a song. For me as a producer Music2Deal offers the perfect opportunity to establish new contacts.

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News by Music2Deal Africa presentative Diana Hopeson - Jun 29, 2022
Praise report May & June 2022
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News from Africa includes: Symposium on theology and arts Structured exchange between cultural stakeholders from ghana, benin and togo Workshop of african american gospel music and spiritual Gospel avenue fathers day edition on star fm 103.5 World music day summit Arts gathering Vodafone ghana music award (vgma) University gospel choir of the year (ugcy) boot camp

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The secret of the Profile Success Score - Apr 27, 2022
What is the algorithm behind "Profile Success"?
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It´s a mix of your profile, your offers & wants and the number of matched friends. a) Profile (max 30%) : A picture will give you 10%. 2% for each filled-in text profile information and for every Always Wanted. All other entries = 1% b) Offers & Wants (Max 30%): The recommended Offer/Want for your profile = 10% Every additional Offer = 2% and every additional Want = 1% c) Number of matched Friends = max 40% Every business friend who matched to your profile = 0,5% Additionally, the Profile Success will also be influenced by your visits to Music2Deal.

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New Feature is coming - Apr 20, 2022
Beside the use of smileys in messages we are announcing the Profile Success Score which shows your chances of the set-up of your profile for getting a deal.
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Imagine, if you go to a business event and stay in the corner. What will be happen? Nothing. Same on Music2Deal. So it´s important to have a good profile incl. a picture. Moreover you need offers and wants to get attraction and moreover they will lead visitors to your profile which might occurs in other business possibilities. Last not least you need business friends which matches to your business.. As it is important to stay in contact with them all your business friends on Music2Deal will be informed about new music offers and wants. But also check out with whom you are business friend. For example If you are a singer without writing songs it makes no sense to be connected to a publisher. So such a business friend will not match to your business and the success rate will not increase. The new feature will be available on the 23th of April

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Easter Special - Apr 13, 2022
To celebrate the Easter, we’re offering you a an upgrade to get an additional 2 months for free (offer valid until Easter Monday, April 18) – just log in to Music2Deal and click ‘Upgrade Now…’
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Some of the benefits of Premium Membership include: - See the Music Offers and Wants of your business friends - Filter your contacts based on the type of business (A&R, Publisher, etc.), country, and keywords. - Choose which members, based on their type of business, can contact you (messages or friendship requests. - And more! See you on Music2Deal as a Premium Member!

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VIP Demo Showcase No 3 - Apr 6, 2022
Presented by gigmit & Music2Deal
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3rd round is with two-time Emmy winner Lars Deutsch. Lars grew up in a village in Germany with more cows than people. He went from heavy metal guitarist, to singer, to songwriter, to a Masters in classical composition, to international performances of his classical works, to lecturing in composition and audio production to scoring three hundred films / commercials that have collected over one hundred awards. His credits start from A like Adidas, Amazon, Accura and continue with companies & artists like Rich Brian, Intel, Mercedes, Red Bull or VW. Very impressive. Recent projects include: Stephen King’s “The Passenger”, “Future Proof” with Keke Palmer, a commercial with James Earle Jones (Darth Vader), plus live mixes and an Intel commercial with the Higher Brothers Lars is an Ambassador of Music2Deal. https://music2deal.com/us/g1BN9asK6_IUVKJ3rHIIzGs3g2k_ https://larsdeutsch.net/ Apply below

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Benefit from your network! - Mar 29, 2022
Did you checked our Online Guided Tour “Your network”?
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This tour gives you more information about how to get and how to stay in contact with other professionals, about the matching system and more useful information. You will find this tour on the page to invite your friends to Music2Deal

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All artists & their families - Mar 2, 2022
The events currently happening in our world are difficult to comprehend and make us all quite sad and pensive.
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Overnight the world became a different place because of the events happening in Ukraine. The Music2Deal team would like to send all artists & their families - especially those in Ukraine - our strength and support in the coming days ahead.

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VIP Demo Showcase No 2 - Mar 1, 2022
Presented my gigmit & Music2Deal
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2nd round is with John Toso who is working as an A&R Director and Producer for the music publishing company Italian Way Music in Milan. They work by enhancing and promoting new talents in the current music market, strongly influenced by digital. Mario Christiani (CEO of Music2Deal) met John several times at MIDEM and we are sure that John has a lot to tell about how he works with Italian Style on an international level. John is an Ambassador of Music2Deal. https://music2deal.com/it/italianwaymusic www.italianwaymusic.com Apply below

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Touring is coming back - Mar 1, 2022
New post in the Music Specialist group.
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This group has been organised as a more efficient way to send educational, instructional and informative information concerning the entertainment industry.

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Confused by A&R? - Feb 23, 2022
New discussions in the A&R group.
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Are you confusing A&R with PR or don't understand the types of different A&R in the music industry. Hopefully this forum will open up some of the mystery of A&R.

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Organizing An Event - Feb 23, 2022
New discussions in the Event Organizers (Music2Deal Industry Mingle events) group.
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Join this group if you might be interested in organizing a Music2Deal music industry mingle event in your area. It's a chance for those in the music industry to connect in person and for you to grow your network. Events will take place at a local bar or venue of your choice and can also include artist showcase/performances, if you like.

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The New Changes Are Live! - Feb 21, 2022
We received some really good feedback from our members about our latest update and, thanks to them, have made some great improvements to Music2Deal:
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Music Pro Messenger System The Messenger now offers a new message pop-up and better usability when you are using Music2Deal via your smartphone. Plus, there is now a read receipts option and the ability for you to delete messages. Additionally, we’ve sped up the system. Who is online To create fast communication we added a direct message possibility to friends who are online. Invitation tool. To avoid the big pop-up accepting marketing for ShareThis we updated again the invitation tool, so that Music2Deal members can invite their friends via WhatsApp, Facebook, LinkedIn or Telegram to their network on Music2Deal. Expand your network and gain 250 credits for each new music industry contact accepted. Each new contact automatically becomes part of your Music2Deal network as a business friend. A large network of friends on Music2Deal provides you with several advantages: Business friends are notified directly via email and their pinboard when you add new offers and opportunities. Your pinboard and the email notification system will keep you current - you will see when your friends create new offers, inquiries, etc. So a bigger network brings bigger opportunities! Thanks to our members for this improvement. https://music2dealblog.com/2022/02/21/the-new-changes-are-live/

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VIP Demo Showcase No. 1 - Feb 1, 2022
Presented my gigmit & Music2Deal
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VIPs from Music2Deal, the music network for professionals, will evaluate artists & songs provided by users from gigmit on a monthly basis. VIPs include UK producer Stuart Epps (UK – Led Zeppelin, Elton John, Chris Rea), 2-time Emmy winner Lars Deutsch (USA), publisher John Toso ( Italian Ways) and Tony Catania (Award winning producer, i.e. Scatman John). The VIPs will select one song/artist and each write their personal comments about them. The winner will be featured on Music2Deal, including a 6-month free premium membership, and be promoted by Music2Deal and gigmit. Gigmit is a data-driven matchmaking platform representing easy booking for both live acts and promoters with a database of more than 140,000 professional bands & DJs. 1st round will be with our Ambassador, Stuart Epps, who is a well-known British record producer and audio engineer. Since 1967, Stuart has worked with Elton John, Led Zeppelin, Oasis, Twisted Sister, Nine Lies, Bill Wyman, Kiki Dee, George Harrison, Robbie Williams, Mark Owen, Paul Weller, Cliff Richard, Bad Company, Barry White and Chris Rea. He has also contributed to or has been associated with hard rock records by such bands as Twisted Sister, Wishbone Ash, Bad Company, Vandenberg, The Firm, Jagged Edge UK and Shooting Star. https://stuartepps.co.uk/ https://music2deal.com/gb/stuartepps Apply below

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Happy New Year! - Dec 28, 2021
Music2Deal celebrates the New Year with you.
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We hope we can play a part in making those New Year's wishes come true and help you create the connections which make those deals happen for you in 2022. So enjoy your time and let´s go for a successful and healthy 2022! Your Music2Deal Team

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Happy Holidays, Music2Deal Members! - Dec 21, 2021
Music2Deal wishes you the very best for the holiday season.
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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. 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!

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Holiday Special - Dec 15, 2021
To celebrate the Holidays, we’re offering you a an upgrade to get an additional 2 months for free (offer valid until December 19) – just log in to Music2Deal and click ‘Upgrade Now…’
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Some of the benefits of Premium Membership include: - See the Music Offers and Wants of your business friends - Filter your contacts based on the type of business (A&R, Publisher, etc.), country, and keywords. - Choose which members, based on their type of business, can contact you (messages or friendship requests. - And more! See you on Music2Deal as a Premium Member!

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Spotlight: New Invitation Tool - Nov 23, 2021
The new update includes also a new invitation tool, so that our members can easily invite their friends via WhatsApp, Facebook, LinkedIn or Telegram to their network on Music2Deal.
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Invite your contacts! Having a large network of friends on Music2Deal has many benefits, including: • When you add new offers and opportunities, your business friends are notified via email and their profile’s pinboard. • You stay up-to-date on your friends’ music opportunities via your pinboard and notifications. • Plus, you’ll receive 250 credits for each new music industry contact accepted (only 500 credits are needed for a full month of Premium Membership!) Yes, so a bigger network brings bigger opportunities!

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The New Update is Live! - Nov 17, 2021
The new version of Music2Deal is HERE!
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We're very happy to announce the new update of Music2Deal! We're so excited that you'll now be able to enjoy all of the great new benefits. You can read more about the new version with many cool new updates and features in our Music2Deal blog.

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New version – at the 17th of November - Nov 10, 2021
In just one week the new version of Music2Deal will be ready.
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Since the Music2Deal network is geared toward professionals in the music industry, the focus of this update is to add more powerful features and a much better overall user experience, enabling even better professional networking with Music2Deal. To make this happen, the update includes an improved dashboard, a new Pro Messenger System, and more. Get ready for the unveiling in just one week!

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New version of Music2Deal is coming - Nov 3, 2021
On the 17th of November we will launch the New version of Music2Deal - the business network for the music industry.
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Further information is coming soon. Get ready for some exciting innovations!

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MIDEM DIGITAL EDITION 2021 EMBRACES THE NEW MONETISATION FRONTIERS - Oct 13, 2021
Ft STEVE AOKI & DEADMAU5 WITH EXCLUSIVE KEYNOTES FROM NETFLIX’s ALEXANDRA PATSAVAS AND SOUNDCLOUD’s ELIAH SETON & LAUREN WIRTZER-SEAWOOD PLUS MIDEM ARTIST AND LABEL SERVICES FORUM LAUNCH
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From left to right: Alexandra Patsavas, Eliah Seton, Lauren Wirtzer-Seawood Midem, the home of the global music community, today reveals the theme for this year’s Midem Digital Edition, Embrace the New Monetisation Frontiers, which will be incorporated into a comprehensive and varied programme, free to access online, featuring Steve Aoki & Deadmau5, 16-19 November 2021. Midem Digital Edition 2021 will present a packed, innovative programme of exclusive high-profile keynotes, artist showcases and talks, the music-tech startup competition, Midemlab, live workshops and networking sessions, on the leading digital music platform. The 4-day event will help the global music industry to stay connected to the latest news and each other, discover innovation and trends, meet the world’s most exciting rising artists, build knowledge and develop their network within the international music community. The Midem Digital 2021 Theme: Embrace the New Monetisation Frontiers Digital has opened up endless collaboration and business opportunities around the world, creating a truly global music ecosystem. The theme of November’s Midem Digital Edition will explore some of the key conversations that have arisen from this evolution, including: Identifying the New Monetisation Sources; How Catalogue can be Optimised; Today and Tomorrow’s Consumption Habits; How to Build your International Development Strategy; How to Make the Most of the DIY and Services Ecosystem... Midem Director, Alexandre Deniot, says: “The music ecosystem is all about embracing new routes to monetisation, so we look forward to exploring this in our 2021 theme with great insight from our speakers, artists, and engagement with the wider global music community of more than 15,000 members. The Midem digital platform has allowed our artists and music execs to stay connected worldwide year round, making some 200,000 connection recommendations, and landmarked by the Midem Latin American and Africa events. Midem Digital Edition offers a unique opportunity to turbocharge their careers and business. I can’t wait to welcome our community November 16-19: let’s build the future of our industry and foster value for creation together.” Steve Aoki: Midem Talent Exporter 2021 Artist Ambassador Iconic Grammy-nominated international producer/DJ, Steve Aoki, has been named Artist Ambassador for the 2021 Midem Talent Exporter programme. He will feature in an exclusive live session during which he’ll meet the 12 selected artists in the initiative showcasing and supporting the most exciting, fresh global talent. Exclusive NFT Seminar Ft Deadmau5 in Association with IAEL Music creator and technologist, Deadmau5, will take part in a session dedicated to NFTs (non-fungible tokens) during Midem Digital Edition. The NFT Revolution exclusive seminar will explore the opportunities and risks of the phenomenon to the industry. Exclusive Netflix Keynote - Alexandra Patsavas, Head of Music for Original Series, Netflix Helming soundtracks for the "Twilight" franchise, "Grey's Anatomy" or more recently Netflix worldwide mega-hit “Bridgerton”, Alexandra Patsavas will reflects on her music supervision role and its evolution, in this exclusive keynote interview by Sat Bisla, Founder of artist discovery and development firm, A&R Worldwide. Midem Artist and Label Services Forum New tech developments, from social media to DSPs, have enabled Artists and Label Services to help recording artists gain control of their distribution strategies and marketing services, their creativity and copyrights. These services comprise a new generation of specialists in the global music community, which empower creators to fulfil their ambitions by treating them as equal business partners. The Midem Artist and Label Services Forum brings together service providers from all around the world for artists and labels, from distribution, rights management, production and collaboration, to marketing, sales and promotion, and many others, helping to boost artists’ careers and provide solutions for labels and rightsholders to support their artists and catalogues. A key part of Midem Digital Edition, the Artist & Label Services Forum will feature a variety of activations such as Keynotes, Workshops, dedicated Networking Session, and opportunities to connect with service providers during the event. Ft. an Exclusive Keynote with SoundCloud’s President Eliah Seton and Chief Content & Marketing Officer Lauren Wirtzer-Seawood on Artist & Label Services and the Power of Fandom. Ft. Exclusive Workshops by Spotify for Artists, SoundCloud, Horus Music, Bridger… More to be announced very soon.

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Spotlight: Visibility of Music Offers & Wants - Aug 24, 2021
Premium Members can show their music offers and/or wants exclusively to their business friends.
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Due to a lot of talks at MIDEM, Reeperbahn Festival and more we got the impression 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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Music2Deal Ambassador and 2-time Emmy winner Lars Deutsch released Amiena’s ‘Great Escape’ - Aug 11, 2021
Check out the cinematic video and single mixed by Irko (Sia, Portugal The Man), mastered by Gene Grimaldi (Lady Gaga), directed by Luc Walpoth (Baby Money), color by Tashi Trieu (Star Wars, Stranger Things) and produced by Lars Deutsch. www.amiena.com
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Further updates about Lars Deutsch: If you stay in a Citizen M hotel, you can hear the alarms and wake-up ambiences that he designed for them. His next project is music and audio post for a flying theater attraction in Beijing that opens its doors in January 2022.

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MIDEM AFRICA OPENED ITS DOORS ON 28 JUNE - Jun 30, 2021
FULL 4-DAY PROGRAMME REVEALED KENYA NAMED MIDEM AFRICA COUNTRY OF HONOUR EMPIRE’S SUHEL NAFAR, JOEBOY & STELLAR SHOWCASES JOIN PACKED LINE-UP LOCAL PHYSICAL EVENTS ORGANISED, SUPPORTED BY INSTITUT FRANCAIS AND ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE
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● KENYA ANNOUNCED AS MIDEM AFRICA COUNTRY OF HONOUR Midem Africa, the first pan-African digital music event dedicated to the continent’s most vibrant music markets, will map the African music industries. This inaugural digital edition will feature Kenya as Country of Honour. ● FULL MIDEM AFRICA PROGRAMME REVEALED The packed 4-day itinerary includes a pan-African conference programme with unique keynotes and exclusive presentations. Following the previously announced programme headliners, Mr Eazi, Focalistic (presented by Africori), Salatiel, Shekhinah, Tresor, Bez, Nomcebo (presented by Telma), Afrikan Boy, and the Warner Music exec trio, Midem today unveils two further keynotes, delivered by EMPIRE’s Suhel Nafar and Nigerian artist, Joeboy. Ugandan DJ Kampire also joins the line-up for an exclusive artist talk with Nyege Nyege (presented by SoundCloud). - The Afro Arab Sound, Supporting Creators & Making an Impact: An Exclusive Talk with Suhel Nafar Keynote speaker: Suhel Nafar, VP, Strategy & Market Development, EMPIRE (Palestinian Territory) Suhel Nafar, VP, Strategy & Market Development, EMPIRE, says: ‘We're in a multi-genre and borderless era. Artists and fans are connected more than ever, it's not about the language, country or genre but about the songs, the artists, their story and their teams. I'm honored to be on Midem's panel to discuss the new sounds of North Africa, West Asia & the diaspora.’ - Rising Stars of Nigeria: An Exclusive Talk with Joeboy Keynote speaker: Joeboy, Artist (Nigeria) Moderator: Juan Gomez, Music Curator, African Content, Pandora Media (USA) - Behind the SCENES: EAST AFRICAN UNDERGROUND - Presented by SoundCloud Speakers: Kampire, DJ (Uganda), Derek Debru, Co-Founder, Nyege Nyege (Uganda), Leon Sherman, Director of Editorial, SoundCloud (UK) & Nick Tsirimokos, Sr Manager Artist Development & Relations, SoundCloud (Germany) ● LOCAL MIDEM AFRICA PHYSICAL EVENTS ORGANISED by Institut français and Alliance française Midem is proud to join forces with the continent's exceptional network of French Institutes and Alliances françaises, partners of the continent's cultural operators. This one-of-a-kind partnership will bring Midem Africa to more than 10 African cities across the continent, through a series of dedicated events hosted by local Instituts français and Alliance françaises. The shared goal: to encourage the coming together of music professionals from these countries, to take part in a unique "phygital" experience (digital and in-person), to access online content and to be stakeholders of the first Midem Africa. This MIDEM/IF/AF cooperation allows the organisers to offer free access to the first pan-African digital event for the music industry to all those involved in the African music sectors. It is part of a renewed outlook of the network of French Institutes and Alliances françaises across the continent, supporting cultural industries in Africa. Thomas Weill, head of the Music and Cultural Industries mission for sub-Saharan Africa at the French Embassy, says: "This new partnership between MIDEM, the world reference for professional meetings in the music industry, and the French cultural network, French Institutes and Alliances françaises, is part of the dynamic support of these operators to the stakeholders of the cultural industries in Africa." ● MIDEM AFRICA’S EXCLUSIVE BUSINESS ACCELERATOR PROGRAMME 4 days of career-boosting content via the Business Accelerator programme, including workshops & masterclasses, for both DIY artists & execs.

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