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Interview with Lasse de Flon (Ambassador of Music2Deal) – Denmark - Sep 15, 2020
Music2Deal (M2D): Hi Lasse, please tell us a bit about yourself. Lasse de Flon: I’m an independent music publisher since 2001. Prior to I was among the chosen few people starting up Playground Music Scandinavia in Sweden, in 1999.
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Additionally, I was running the Swedish MNW Records Group in Oslo, Norway, and worked as a Label Manager for Mute Records UK. In 2002 I started my own label, in Copenhagen, Denmark. I’ve been working as a DJ since I was very young at 15, working in traditional Record Stores and playing instruments since I was a little boy, listening to The Stones, The Beatles on my fathers old AGA turntable in the early ’60s, and danced to the Disco and pierced my ear in the 70’s Punk eras. Played, recorded, mixed, produced music in studio and studied Music Business Foundation and Entrepreneurship at Berklee College Of Music, and more… M2D: Have you licensed your music / signed your artists internationally? Lasse: There are several international artists in my catalog, currently from the UK, Sweden, Denmark, USA, …

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Michael Zgarka (Ambassador of Music2Deal) is talking about Hitlab - Aug 18, 2020
Within the next few weeks HITLAB will launch an international Digital Emerging Artist Competition (DEAC) in partnership with some of the leading companies of the music industry including streamers, telcos, labels. Multi-platforms and our major multi-talented shareholder AKON.
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In spite of large investments in the industry, artificial Intelligence in music is still underdeveloped, but it does absolutely have the potential to transform A&R. At least, that’s what HITLAB – a company quietly making in-roads in this field – is suggesting. The Montreal-headquartered digital media and artificial intelligence company claims to be ‘revolutionizing the way entertainment content is discovered, produced and consumed’. The company’s Music Digital Nuance Analysis (DNA) tool is a patented technology that the company claims is able to predict the potential success of new and unknown songs and recommend playlists to music fans. “WE are ….

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Welcome to the Music2deal Mastering Service - Jul 1, 2020
Benefit from the special offer for every Music2deal member (1 free master until Friday July 31st 2020). An excellent opportunity to be among the first to use the new service, so don’t delay!!
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If you would like to get your material professionally mastered for an affordable price, please join the new Mastering Group below and David Jones from the Music2deal Mastering Service is happy to help you on your journey! https://music2deal.com/groups/mastering Read more about this new service in our Music2Deal Blog via the link below

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VIP Video talk with the famous producer Charles Foskett (Paul McCartney, Elvis Costello, Kim Wilde) - Jun 16, 2020
VIP Video talk with the famous producer Charles Foskett (Paul McCartney, Elvis Costello, Kim Wilde) at the 24th of June at 6 pm (CET)
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Charles is an immensely talented, very active and inspirational veteran record producer. He is an intuitive musical director and composer who will always succeed in lifting the creative game plan of the artist he is developing and helps to broaden the scope of the client’s marketplace. Charles’ wealth of experience comes from having worked in many areas of the music industry – As a “hands-on” record producer he has worked with a host of different artists throughout his career including two Beatles, Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr and a Rolling Stone. Richard Roger (Music2Deal UK representative and former A&R at Warners) will talk with Charles about his great career in the music business and about his new album ‘Late Bloomer’. ‘I do like Foskett’s music and his interpretations – really interesting arrangements and great production – a great find!’ – Sting (2017) Charles is an Ambassador of Music2Deal. Here is the link to join this VIP Video Talk:https://tinyurl.com/y8fakv75 Profile of Charles Foskett on Music2Deal:

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VIP Video talk with John Toso (Italian Way Music) - Jun 3, 2020
VIP Video talk with John Toso (Italian Way Music) on the 10th of June at 6 pm (CET)
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John Toso is working as an A&R Director and Producer for the music publishing company, Italian Way Music in Milan. They enhance and promote new talents in the current music market, strongly influenced by digital. Music2Deal founder/CEO, Mario Christiani, joins the call and is sure John has a lot to tell about how he works with Italian Way on an international level. Here is the link to join this roundtable: https://tinyurl.com/ycj43ju9 Profile of John Toso

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Is Music2Deal any good? - May 26, 2020
Article by Christian Meyer-Pedersen (Songwriter, adMeyerMusic, Hamburg, Germany) Many musicians are constantly looking for good opportunities to get their music heard. And there are a lot of opportunities social media has in store for them.
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Platforms like Soundcloud, Bandcamp, Spotify and many more offer space for your songs. But once you’ve uploaded your stuff, what happens next? Obviously you can get in touch with fellow musicians, talk about your craft, get inspired and give other artist ratings for their work in order to get rated yourself. This is all very good and there is nothing to complain about. But there is one drawback and that’s a crucial one. The people you can connect with are mainly musicians like yourself. So you can ask yourself: Does that help me in any way to further my career as a musician? Maybe, if…

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Sync Cafe Chat with Mark Frieser and Mario Christiani - May 6, 2020
A talk with Mark Frieser (SyncSummit) with Music2Deal founder Mario Christiani in the Sync Café
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This chat is every day at 1PM ET to bring everyone together during the Coronavirus crisis to come together, speak about music, business and life. The SyncSummit group is a group for discussion of and information on music licensing, brands, original composition for visual media. This includes events, market research, updates and other details from SyncSummit and the industry as a whole. Review the talk via the link below.

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Interview with Maurits Dofferhoff the new representative for Music2Deal Netherlands - Apr 28, 2020
Interview with Maurits Dofferhoff the new representative for Music2Deal Netherlands and CEO of Made2Dance Records and Made2Dance Music Publishing by Mario Christiani (CEO, Music2Deal)
Mario: Maurits you are the new exclusive representative of Music2Deal Netherlands. Please tell us more about your background in the music business and why you would represent Music2Deal in the Netherlands. Maurits: I’ve been working in the music industry for over 20 years now. Since my graduation ….

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Spotlight: New Feature - Additional Voting Credits - Apr 14, 2020
Now you can get more credits for voting or if your music offers are voted which you can use for a free Premium membership.
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The 10 Credits a member receives from voting will now be raised to 20 Credits. Moreover, a user receives now 4 Credits for each star (e.g. 5 stars = 20 Credits) he received by voting his music offers.
MIDEM 2020 REBOOTS AS MIDEM DIGITAL EDITION - MIDEM IN CANNES RETURNS IN 2021 - Mar 31, 2020
Paris, March 30, 2020 – Reed MIDEM announces that Midem 2020, which was due to take place June 2-5 in Cannes, is cancelled due to concerns about the coronavirus. The next edition of Midem will take place June 1-4, 2021, in Cannes.
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“The situation related to the coronavirus is changing daily, as are government announcements and restrictions. These impact the way that we all lead our lives and conduct business. Given the uncertainty surrounding the virus and companies’ concerns for the safety of their people, it is not possible to hold Midem in June in Cannes,” said Alexandre Deniot, Midem Director. “The Midem team is working hard to support the industry during this challenging time, especially artists and companies that have been hardest hit and when global music unity is more important than ever,” added Alexandre Deniot. Midem is re-loading with a new format, the Midem Digital Edition. This online service, accessible to all, aims to bring the global music community together to discuss, collaborate and share solutions with a focus on the most impacted music stakeholders. During June 2-5, 2020, wherever customers are in the world, they will be invited to be part of the Midem Digital Edition. This will feature livestreamed keynote sessions, talks and presentations, as well as opportunities for online conversations and speed-meetings between participants. Details of the service will be shared in the coming weeks. “We look forward to bringing everyone together at Midem 2021 in Cannes June 1-4 to celebrate the return of the music industry to healthy growth and the 55th anniversary of Midem. Until then, on behalf of all the Midem team, I hope you stay strong, stay connected and above all …stay safe,” concluded Alexandre Deniot.

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Seven Ways Music Defines Your Personality - Mar 31, 2020
Written by Ronal Ross Everybody loves listening to music. There are a lot of genres, like classical, indie, hip-hop, rap etc. & this list keeps on increasing as new genres are being discovered.
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Have you ever wondered, why do you like some specific types of music genres? In fact, this plays an important role in everybody’s lifestyle. Researchers have performed social and psychological experiments which relate the music you listen to with your personality. Here are seven ways through which music defines your personality. 1. EDM Let’s first talk about the genre which has been currently ruling over the Internet,…

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A&R Consultancy Package - Mar 17, 2020
A&R is a beautiful profession to be involved with and I always maintain it is an art form and a science……. seriously.
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I even wrote that quote in the 2018 book, “Depeche Mode: Violator – The Ultimate A&R Guide” which former Warner/Chappell and Island MD Richard Manners concurred with me on. In 2020, an A&R person is now more valuable than ever. Why? Because now every artist needs an A&R person to ensure the artist is 2 steps ahead of the vast competition…

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New representatives for the Netherlands - Mar 10, 2020
We are happy to announce and welcome Maurits Dofferhoff who joins the Music2Deal family as our representative for the Netherlands.
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Maurits Dofferhoff: “I am very happy for being the representative and partner for the Netherlands for Music2Deal. It’s the network for the music industry ,if you like or make music and you will bring it to an higher level subscribe I started my company Made2Dance Records & Made2Dance Music Publishing in 2007 Made2Dance is the most innovative dance-label when it comes to (new) talent. We assist and guide artists in their path to fame and glory. there is so much talented dj’s ,producers, singers , artists… I see a lot of possibilities in Music2Deal and I will bring this company to the next level with new promotion partners and ambassadors… I will also promote it via my own network in the Netherlands and out site the Netherlands and let thinks happen..!”

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Want to boost your artists’ career on a global stage? - Mar 10, 2020
The Midem Talent Exporter is the ultimate music accelerator for artists’ international expansion!
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Save time and money: one place, three days to reach key players from C3 Presents, Coca Cola, Deezer, Live Nation, Paradigm Agency, PlayStation, Spotify, UTA, Universal Music, VEVO, etc. Meet business partners, find booking agents, local promoters and PR, integrate music playlists, and extend both your company and artists’ profile towards the global music community and in front of more than 155 international journalists. Apply for the Midem Talent Exporter and click on the link below

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New discussions in the MIDEM group. - Feb 28, 2020
Have you already seen the new discussion in the MIDEM group?
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If you are interested to join MIDEM this year you should have a look at the MIDEM group. The group is moderated by Michael Leahy, author of the "Cannes Starter Guide". Here you will find updates, news and great tips. Of course, you can also find here the right people you like to meet at MIDEM and start networking. Join the group if you are thinking about attending the Midem.

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MIDEM: Exclusive keynote by superstar Akon - Feb 19, 2020
Iconic Grammy Award-nominated multiplatinum artist, producer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, Akon joins the Midem 2020 line-up!
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During this unique keynote, Akon will take us behind the scenes of his multidimensional career. With a career spanning over two decades, Akon has never ceased to push the boundaries of creativity by creating new sounds, producing some of the most iconic hits of the 2000s and collaborating with artist from all around the world. 2019 marks a strong comeback for Akon, with six new albums released in 2019, including “El Negreeto”, a Latin album with smash hits featuring Anitta, Becky G or Ozuna, and an afrobeat record, Akonda. These releases, and those planed for the coming months truly demonstrate Akon’s incredible diversity of inspirations and true international openness.

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Music2Deal announces partnership with MIDEM - Feb 12, 2020
MIDEM is the leading international event for the global music community. Launched in 1967, Midem is dedicated to helping the music industry and its partners develop business and creativity by bringing together the key players of the music ecosystem over four days in Cannes. Organized by Reed MIDEM, Midem 2020 will take place in Cannes, July 2-5.
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In today’s globalised music economy, the industry and all its sectors need innovation, adaptability, and artistic freedom to develop new business models and fresh ways to interact with fans. To keep pace with changes in how people discover and consume music, it must also forge new partnerships to reach audiences, drive growth, and improve reputation. Midem’s mission is to help build the modern and innovative music business of tomorrow by boosting the industry’s know-how and pushing its boundaries, leveraging creativity and talent on a global scale. We partner with key institutions and associations and gather the leaders and inspirers of tomorrow's music community. We aim to nurture new ideas and offer participants extensive networking opportunities. Midem combines expertly curated industry programming with tailored events to provide a platform for music professionals to meet, exchange and network.

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Spotlight: New Feature - How It Works / Online Guided Tours - Feb 5, 2020
Visit the new “How It Works” page and the 3 online guided tours and see the benefits and how you can get the most from using Music2Deal.
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The new “How It works” page provides you with a general understanding of how Music2Deal works and the 3 online guided tours give you more information about - the basics (of Music2Deal). You will find this tour on the start page after you have 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 music industry friends to Music2Deal To start the tour you just need to click on the blue “Start Guided Tour” button.
New Representative for Italy & South America - Jan 28, 2020
As the music business is a ‘people business’, Music2Deal acts locally to create its international music network.
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Music2Deal is represented in 30+ countries to make deals happen on an international basis. References of new applications are checked at the registration process by those local representative since they are more familiar with their local market. Therefore, Music2Deal is proud to extend its international network with local representatives in Italy & Latin America. Emilio Lanotte (General Manager Discology Srl) from Milan and Sebastián Valenzuela (Director PAF Audio Boutique) from Santiago will start soon with Music2Deal Italy and Music2Deal South America. More information will follow soon.
Only until Friday: Get 3 months Premium for free - Dec 17, 2019
Upgrade now to get additional 3 months for free (offer must be accepted before Dec 20th 2019).
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Music2Deal wishes you the very best for the holiday season. To celebrate the Holidays, we’re offering you an upgrade to enjoy 3 additional months of Premium Membership benefits. Just purchase one month and you'll then get 3 months for free. Log in to Music2Deal and click ‘Upgrade Now…’ Don´t miss this great opportunity use this Upgrade Now to use this limited time opportunity to benefit from our now even more attractive premium memberships. 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!
Holidays Special: Complimentary 3 Months of Premium Membership! - Dec 10, 2019
To celebrate the Holidays, we’re offering you an upgrade to enjoy 3 additional months of Premium Membership benefits for free (offer must be accepted before Dec 20th 2019).
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Just purchase one month and you'll then get 3 months for free. Log in to Music2Deal and click ‘Upgrade Now…’ Some of the new benefits of Premium Membership include: - Premium Members can now limited their music offers and/or wants exclusively to their 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! :-)
Artist and Musician Essentials – Reasons To be Cheerful Part 2 - Nov 27, 2019
What do you look for when attempting to break into the music industry? What are the essential ingredients that help you on your way? Where can you find information that propels you on to the next level as you choose a career in the mind blogging labyrinth that is the business of music?
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Here, in an occasional series, our A&R man and Music2deal music expert Richard Rogers guides you through various tools printed or otherwise that Richard thinks are still worth shelling out for in 2019 to keep you ahead of the competition. The must haves for any musician, artist or songwriter. Basically, the essentials needed with the information that you require with ….

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Spotlight: Music2Deal App on iPhone & Android - Nov 12, 2019
Music2Deal is now also on your mobile device
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With the new update of Music2Deal we are also happy to announce the new Music2Deal App. Content and structure are identical to the browser version and can be accessed anywhere, anytime. The Music2Deal App is now available for Android and iOS. Enjoy your new Music2Deal App with your smartphone or tablet! Download on the App Store https://apps.apple.com/us/app/music2deal/id1455175170 For Android on Google Play click below:

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Nouvelle Prague invites you to a music festival, panel discussions and workshops - Nov 6, 2019
Music conference and showcase festival Nouvelle Prague brings to Prague for the sixth time an eclectic genre selection of contemporary music and speakers from around the world. During November 8th – 9th, 2019 panel discussions, workshops and 32 music projects from 11 countries will take place in the unique venue of DOX + and the Cross Club in Prague.
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The music programme will feature Tom Grennan (UK), Beps’n’Johnnies (CZ), Childcare (UK), Franky’s Evil Party (UK), Bolt Ruin (BE), Harry Marshall (UK), It It Anita (BE), Lydmor (DK), Nia Wyn (UK), Sophie and the Giants (UK), The Atavists (CZ), Vera Jonas Experiment (HUN), Wuh Oh (UK), Cinemon (PL), Giudi (CZ), Hellwana (CZ), Lab On Fire (CZ), Lysistrata (FR), Ochepovsky Project (RU/CZ), Sullii (UK), The Ninth Wave (UK), Viah (CZ), Zofie Dares (CZ), Bratři (CZ), Diego (SK), Haiku Garden (SI), I Love You Honey Bunny (CZ), Nèro Scartch (CZ), Redzed (CZ) a Sun Arcana (UK). The Nouvelle Prague conference will focus on topics related to music publishing, complexities of labels, synchronization, music supervision, management, booking, organizing music events in capital cities, promoting music abroad, and will also offer mentoring or workshops with representatives of Bandcamp, CD Baby, YouTube Music listening session. Gordon Masson (IQ Magazine, ILMC) will interview Dukagjina Lipa (Republic of Communications). The results of several regional and pan-European music market surveys and their impact on the future of the segment will be presented among other topics. The public has changed and old-fashioned isolation between music genres has disappeared, but we still have outdated thinking, with outdated practices. There have never been so many creative projects around us, it has never been so easy to contact each other, yet we are easily lost in a flood of information. We organize Nouvelle Prague to create a sustainable music scene that can lead to a better world, says conference director Márton Náray. The organizers also invite you to the Nouvelle Prague Awards on November 7th to DOX + where Wattican Punk Ballet and Lovesong Orchestra will perform. Admission to the Nouvelle Prague Awards is free, you can still vote for your favorites at https://forms.gle/AM5Cg4VuRkQEysxz6 Delegate passes and individual tickets for the concert section can be purchased in the GoOut network.

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Benefit from partnership with Celebrity Access - Oct 29, 2019
CelebrityAccess is the most sought-after resource for Entertainment Industry Professionals worldwide.
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Containing the most current, unparalleled and detailed data on Entertainers, Speakers, Celebrities, and their representatives, as well as, hundreds of thousands of records for venues, agents and managers, including their direct phone numbers and email addresses. Their cutting-edge industry news and topics are recognized globally. Members enjoy “Unlimited Box Office Score” searches, which are included in every subscription. We encourage you to enrol, schedule a “FREE TOUR” and learn about the vast business tools available at your fingertips. Music2Deal members will receive an $100 discount on any new subscription when you use code: M2D when enrolling. Additionally, get your message noticed by top entertainment professionals around the globe by advertising with CelebrityAccess.com “ENCORE”. Demographics range from Agents, Promoters, Managers, Venues, Concert Support Services, Colleges, Festivals and Consumers just to name a few. There are several advertising opportunities available with CelebrityAccess, they will design a custom advertising packages for Music2deal members and address individual promotional goals/needs. PLUS, a 25% discount will be given on any advertising package purchased by Music2Deal members.

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