If you didn’t fly to the South of France for MIDEM this year, you weren’t alone. But what about those that did fly down, but skipped the formal conference while dealmaking at parties and cafes in Cannes? Well, maybe you’re also downloading discographies on BitTorrent as well.
“The downside is that Midem is clearly being ‘pirated,’” MIDEM director Bruno Crolot stated.
“By this I mean there are a substantial number of industry executives, who are attending and holding meetings without registering. We have tried to explain why there is real value in signing up for Midem and benefitting from the incredible business opportunities, networking, and panel discussions provided within the show.