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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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JOIN MIDEM AFRICA, THE FIRST PAN-AFRICAN MUSIC EVENT – FREE ACCESS - Jun 24, 2021
The African music industry is set to benefit from the upcoming Midem Africa digital event, which will be streamed for free via the Midem website from 28 June to 1 July, 2021.
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Midem Africa, the first pan-African digital music event dedicated to the continent’s most vibrant music markets, will run across four days, mapping the African music industries. The itinerary includes a pan-African conference programme with unique keynotes and presentations alongside an exclusive business accelerator programme for DIY artists and execs.

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How to set up the Online Event - Jun 16, 2021
Written by our partner Show4Me
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The emergence of the Covid-19 pandemic created the apparent need to remain indoors. The world of music was no exception as a lot of artists struggled to reach their fans visually. However, from releasing video snippets to TikTok dances and online events such as Instagram live sessions as well as virtual concerts, the world has largely evolved from the need to converge in the same space, to enjoy a thrilling virtual experience. The virtual world has a wide audience. Creating an online show will not only help grow your fanbase while keeping your fans entertained, but also provide a means of making a profit as ....

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Spotlight: Credits for Voting - Jun 16, 2021
You can get more credits for voting and if your music offers are voted which you can use for a free Premium membership.
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A member receives 20 Credits by voting and a user receives 4 Credits for each star (e.g. 5 stars = 20 Credits) by voting his music offers.

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MUSIC2DEAL MEMBERS ARE FREE ENTERTAINMENT - Apr 13, 2021
INDUSTRY BUSINESS INFORMATION Got questions on How To Grow your entertainment industry business?
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Get your answers FREE. Inbox ALLEN JOHNSTON for your credentials (click on “further information” below) MUSIC SPECIALIST MORE INFO AT: https://www.onenationundergodconference.com/

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MIDEM 2021 GOES FULLY DIGITAL - Apr 6, 2021
PHYSICAL EVENT TO RETURN TO CANNES IN 2022
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Midem, the home of the global music community, today announces that the 2021 edition will be fully digital and free to access, with a return to Cannes in June 2022. Midem 2021 will take place fully online, on the Midem Digital platform. Open since June 2020, the platform offers its current 12,500 members year-round access to essential resources, including ongoing networking and on-demand inspirational and educational content. In the coming months and following the success of the Midem Latin American Forum, which took place online mid-March, Midem will notably host two key events: Midem Africa, the first ever pan-African digital music event, and Midem Digital Edition. Both form a fundamental part of Midem’s series of high-quality digital events around specific industry themes and needs, and are at the heart of the organisation’s commitment to continuously supporting the global music community. More about Midem Africa and the Midem Digital Edition will be in our news soon.

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Did you checked our Online Guided Tours? - Mar 23, 2021
3 online guided tours gives you more information about
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- the basic (of Music2Deal). You will find this tour on the start page after you logged in. - your membership. You will find this tour on the “My Account” page. - your network (on Music2Deal). You will find this tour on the page to invite your friends to Music2Deal To start the tour you just need to click on the blue button “Start Guided Tour”

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Have you explored the Music2Deal App on iPhone & Android? - Mar 15, 2021
Music2Deal is also on your mobile device.
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Content and structure are identical to the browser version and can be accessed anywhere, anytime. The Music2Deal App is available for Android and iOS. Here is the link to the App Store https://apps.apple.com/us/app/music2deal/id1455175170 and below the link to Google Play Enjoy your new Music2Deal App with your smartphone or tablet!

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Music2Deal is now on Instagram (@music2deal_network) - Mar 2, 2021
Instagram is for Music2Deal an additional great way to promote the feature sections for the member benefits which we already do via our social media channels on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.
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Have a look and join us on Instagram via the link below.

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Music For Nature: Listen to good music and save the environment! - Feb 17, 2021
Music2Deal would like to introduce you to a new partner: Music-for-Nature.
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The Music-for-Nature vision: 500 million people listen to a song by music-for-nature.net artists every day, helping to generate over € 100million a year for environmental projects. Be there and help make this vision come true. The basic idea of Music-For-Nature (www.music-for-nature.net/en-gb) is very simple. Musicians or bands donate the proceeds from digital sales (streaming and download sales) of one or more of their songs for environmental projects for a defined period of time. The "donated" songs are compiled in playlists on all major streaming services and promoted by environmental organizations and Music-For-Nature. This creates a win-win-win situation: - The user can support environmental projects by listening to music. So he can do something good without having to make a real donation. - Musicians and bands get a broad public through the marketing activities of the environmental organizations and Music-For-Nature, which has correspondingly positive effects on the other songs and albums. Awareness and fan base are growing internationally. - Last but not least, the environment benefits. The proceeds can be used to finance projects for climate protection, against species extinction and for the preservation of ecosystems. By the way, Music-for-Nature was able to win the first top act as a supporter just two weeks ago. Culcha Candela donates all proceeds of the new Hamma! Remixes for the Music-for-Nature projects. There is really no need to wait. Start now and support the project with song donations. Just get in touch at info@music-for-nature.net and you will get all the information you need.

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Choose the order of your music offers - Feb 3, 2021
The first impression is often decisive. Which song or artist should be displayed first?
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You can determine the order of your music offers. Simply go to your artist, song, license or vocalist offers and choose the order by clicking on "Move-Up / Move Down" for the respective music offer.

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Interview with Ikill Orion - Jan 19, 2021
“If David Bowie & Grace Jones spawned a love child” – Music Week
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International acclaimed artist Ikill Orion has worked with multiple Grammy Winners including icons Jay-Z, Punk-Funk legends Fishbone & Super-Producer Nile Rodgers (Madonna, David Bowie, & Duran Duran). The ascending Orion star, Ikill has been featured on BBC Radio, (UK) Music Week, MTV & in Billboard Magazine (2x). As a global lifestyle brand (music, fashion, tv/film, tech) & tour-de-force …..

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Spotlight: New Feature - Member Proposals - Jan 12, 2021
We simply want to see our members get the most so that they don´t miss business opportunities.
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Therefore, we provide individual proposals to our members. For example, an artist without an artist offer or a publisher without a song offer will automatically receive reminders (via email and on their dashboard) that it would be beneficial to post an artist/song offer. We also inform members if they have enough credits for a free upgrade.

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2,000+ Members on our LinkedIn Group - Jan 6, 2021
We are happy to announce that we have now more than 2,000 members on our Music2Deal LinkedIn group.
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We use this group to promote Music2Deal members and their music offers and wants as well as Music2Deal news. Have a look at the group via the link below.

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Happy New Year! - Dec 28, 2020
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 2021. A new update in March will improve Music2Deal so that you will gain even more benefits. So enjoy your time and let´s GO BIG for a successful and healthy 2021! Your Music2Deal Team

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Happy Holidays, Music2Deal Members! - Dec 21, 2020
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 in those special times 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 holiday season and stay safe and healthy Your Music2deal Team

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Did you miss Music2Deal’s video chat with Allen Johnson - THE MUSIC SPECIALIST? - Dec 14, 2020
For anyone who missed our video chat with Allen Johnston:
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Allen is a well-known music industry consultant in the USA. Peter Fosso, Music2Deal US representative and founder of Global Music Project, talked with Allen about the advice he offers his clients on an international level. They also discussed changes in the music industry and the next challenges for the future. Important information for anyone in the music industry. Check out the link below

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This Thursday: VIP Video Talk with Allen Johnston (U.S. Music Industry Consultant) - Dec 9, 2020
Allen - THE MUSIC SPECIALIST is a well-known music industry consultant in the USA. So, don´t miss the VIP Video Talk with him.
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Allen Johnston has worked with labels including Ariola, Arista, Capital, EMI America, Fantasy, Island, K-Tel, Mercury, Sony, Stax, and Warner Bros. Records. The Video talk will be happen this Thursday, Dec 10th at 9am PST / 12 noon EST / 6 pm CET. You can join the VIP Video Talk via this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83243535654

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