Thursday, April 26, 2012

Song Submission Contest

I am not a fan of song contests but sometimes it can't hurt to compete right?  That being said, I was on twitter and saw that MIDEM posted a Song Submission Contest for their promotional trailers and immediately felt like this would be fun and worth it.  For those of you reading this that have never heard of MIDEM: MIDEM is the acronym for Marché International du Disque et de l'Edition Musicale which is held been annually in and around the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès in CannesFrance. The event, which is billed as the world's largest trade fair for the music industry, has been held since 1967. Several thousand musicians, producers, managers, and journalists from around the globe regularly attend the event, which is currently held at the end of January.(  The contest has the following guidelines and benefits:

What we are looking for?

  • An original creation – doesn’t matter if it’s acoustic or electronic, instrumental or vocal
  • Music with a dynamic, cool & joyful sound
  • An audio track to act as the keystone for midem’s sound strategy in our corporate communications and mainstream marketing


  • Access global audience of senior music executives, brands, advertising agencies, artists, and more
  • Receive two free registrations to midem 2013
  • Get a free one-year SoundCloud Pro account (worth ~€ 250).
  • Gain massive visibility in midem marketing channels (including our newsletter, midemblog, social media, and more)
  • Your name and copyright will be included at the end of each trailer