Ever Wanted To Present At One Of The Music Industry's Key Events?

from the here's-your-chance dept

In 2009, I attended Midem for the first time. It's an event that the music industry has put on for decades. Over the past few years, they've really embraced the idea that the music industry needs to adapt and modernize and have continuously brought in a stream of speakers and participants showing that there are ways for the industry to thrive. In 2009, they invited me to present a case study on Trent Reznor, which remains one of the most popular presentations I've ever given. Four years later I still get at least an email a week about it, and sometimes more.
The next year I went back to Midem and ran a workshop (not videotaped, unfortunately!) which was a lot of fun. We helped a bunch of industry folks think through ways to take existing acts and rethink business models and how they could better connect with fans. It was a blast. Last year, I was back on the main stage giving a presentation on how the state of the entertainment industry, and how it's actually going much better than some would believe.
That was the launch of our Sky is Rising report, and also talked about how being more open, human and awesome was a tremendous way to stand out from others in the entertainment industry.

Unfortunately, due to some other commitments, I can't make it to the next Midem coming up at the end of January, but the organizers are trying something different this year. Rather than handpicking all of the speakers like they normally do, they'd like to try out some "new blood," and have opened up a Speak at Midem Competition, letting anyone under the age of 30 pitch the Midem organizers as to why you should get to give your presentation on the Midem stage. For anyone looking to take part, the initial form is here, but I can say that presenting at Midem has been tremendously helpful to me over the years. So, if you have something unique to say about the industry, and want a giant stage to present it on (and you're under 30...), why not toss in a submission?


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    out_of_the_blue, Nov 19th, 2012 @ 4:26pm

    Gosh, Modest Mike, it's ALL about you, isn't it?

    "In 2009, they invited me to present a case study on Trent Reznor, which remains one of the most popular presentations I've ever given. Four years later I still get at least an email a week about it, and sometimes more." -- Who the hell cares, Mike? You're a legend in your own mind. -- Entirely aside from disagreeing with your notions, you're becoming quite remarkable for refrains of: "Look at me! I'm important!"

    "Unfortunately, due to some other commitments, I can't make it to the next Midem" -- Their loss, isn't it?





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    Jake, Nov 19th, 2012 @ 4:28pm

    Re: Gosh, Modest Mike, it's ALL about you, isn't it?

    If it bothers you that much, there are literally millions of other blogs you could be reading instead.

     

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    Nigel (profile), Nov 19th, 2012 @ 4:32pm

    sheesh

    Is there suggestion form to fill out for those of us whose balls have already dropped?

    ...off to go buy a rocking chair and ponder old age I guess.

    Nigel

     

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    Alana (profile), Nov 19th, 2012 @ 4:42pm

    Re: Re: Gosh, Modest Mike, it's ALL about you, isn't it?

    He's got an addiction. I kind of pity him.

     

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    Mike Dee, Nov 19th, 2012 @ 5:16pm

    Re: Gosh, Modest Mike, it's ALL about you, isn't it?

    There is that jealousy of your underachieving puny brain.

     

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    silverscarcat (profile), Nov 19th, 2012 @ 5:57pm

    Re: Gosh, Modest Mike, it's ALL about you, isn't it?

    You
    Door
    my foot
    your ass

    do the math.

     

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    Digitari, Nov 19th, 2012 @ 6:09pm

    Re: Gosh, Modest Mike, it's ALL about you, isn't it?

    OOTB is a fucking freetard and ADMITS it

    http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20111208/12500917012/riaa-doesnt-apologize-year-long-blog-cen sorship-just-stands-its-claim-that-site-broke-law.shtml

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    Anonymous Coward, Nov 19th, 2012 @ 6:47pm

    Re: Gosh, Modest Mike, it's ALL about you, isn't it?

    Ummm... this is Mike's blog. If you can't handle that no one is forcing you to read it.

     

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    The Groove Tiger (profile), Nov 19th, 2012 @ 9:51pm

    Re: Gosh, Modest Mike, it's ALL about you, isn't it?

    out_of_the_blue: Streisand Effect yeaahhhhhhh *fapfapfapfapfapfapfapfapfap*

     

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    Evan @gaiapunk, Nov 20th, 2012 @ 3:10am

    thanks Mike

    Those were great talks and you inspired me to apply!

     

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    Bas Grasmayer (profile), Nov 20th, 2012 @ 4:24am

    Re: sheesh

    They're doing some photo competition also.

     

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    Colin, Nov 20th, 2012 @ 6:52am

    Re: Gosh, Modest Mike, it's ALL about you, isn't it?

    It's a good thing you never, ever draw attention to yourself, right? You'd look like a fucking hypocrite then, wouldn't you?

     

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    Niall (profile), Nov 20th, 2012 @ 6:57am

    I nominate...

    ninja! If we can organise the air fare from Brazil....

     

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    nasch (profile), Nov 20th, 2012 @ 10:00am

    Re: sheesh

    Yeah, what's with the age discrimination? People over 30 don't have good ideas?

     

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    jupiterkansas (profile), Nov 20th, 2012 @ 12:01pm

    Re: Re: Re: Gosh, Modest Mike, it's ALL about you, isn't it?

    It's actually Mike's alter-ego commenting while Mike sleeps. He's a very torn individual.

     

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    Gwiz (profile), Nov 20th, 2012 @ 1:35pm

    Re: Re: sheesh

    Yeah, what's with the age discrimination? People over 30 don't have good ideas?

    That might be true really. After all, disco music was all due to people who are now over 30, so....


    But seriously, the age discrimination part is a bit annoying. Anyone know the reasoning behind it?

     

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    in_to_the_blue, Nov 21st, 2012 @ 4:09pm

    Re: Re: Re: Gosh, Modest Mike, it's ALL about you, isn't it?

    Perhaps it is pathetic, but can you imagine this place without their backwards bleating? .... it would be so ... empty

     

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    Traxx, Nov 27th, 2012 @ 7:53am

    full post is just a rip of the origional here http://adf.ly/Doevx no good.. :(

     

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