Music2Deal News

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)
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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
Check the new “How It Works” page and the new 3 online guided tours to get a clearer understanding of the benefits and how to 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 whereas the new 3 online guided tours gives you more information about - 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”
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! :-)
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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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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Spotlight: New Feature - Visibility of Music Offers & Wants - Oct 23, 2019
Premium Members can now show their music offers and/or wants exclusively to their business friends.
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After getting feedback from many in the industry at MIDEM, Reeperbahn Festival and more, we’ve found 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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MUSEXPO CREATIVE SUMMIT 2020 UNVEILS FIRST ROUND OF SPEAKERS FOR ITS 22ND EDITION AS PART CALIFORNIA ENT’T WEEK - Oct 15, 2019
As MUSEXPO Creative Summit prepares its 2020 event, the global music and media event has added key influencers to the agenda for its 22nd edition. Returning as part of California Entertainment Week 2020, MUSEXPO Creative Summit will once again welcome industry leaders and innovators from all facets of the worldwide music and media landscape.
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Among the new group of leading music, media, digital and entertainment industry minds confirmed to join MUSEXPO Creative Summit 2020 are: Alexandra Patsavas (Founder, Chop Shop Music Supervision); Alicen Catron Schneider (Sr. VP, Music Creative/Head Of West Coast Music Operations, NBCUniversal Television); Aton Ben–Horin (Global VP, A&R, Warner Music Group); Bob Lefsetz (Publisher, The Lefsetz Letter); Cybele Pettus (Sr. Music Supervisor, Electronic Arts); Daryl Berg (VP, Music Strategy & Licensing, Crown Media); Award–Winning Producer/Songwriter Evan Bogart (Beyoncé, Rihanna, Adam Lambert, Demi Lovato, Jason Derülo); Mandar Thakur (COO, Times Music Group, India); Markus Kuehn (Managing Partner, Flux FM, Germany); Mona Rubsämen (Managing Partner, Flux FM, Germany); Ralph Simon (Founder & Chairman, Mobilium Global; Rich Thomas (Founder, Indie Esports League); Ritch Esra (Publisher, The Music Business Registry); Sienna Jackson (Head of Film & TV Music, Spyglass Media Group); Tom Windish (Music Executive Leadership Group, Paradigm Talent Agency); and many others to be unveiled in the coming weeks.

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20 new speakers confirmed for the BIME PRO convention - Oct 7, 2019
Rozalen, Dominique Kulling and Laura Davidson among the 20 new speakers added to the BIME PRO programme
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BIME PRO keeps confirming names for its next edition. This time, a total of 20 names get tacked onto the general program. Among the notable figures heading up this cast are one of Spain’s foremost singer-songwriters, Rozalén; Dominique Kulling, Executive Vice-president of Continental Europe Repertoire & Marketing at BMG; John Broomhall, composer and cofounder of video game company Game Music Connect; Ady Harley, Facebook and Instagram’s Head of Label Partnerships, LATAM; and Laura Davidson, head of AEG’s European festivals booking team and artist booker for events such as All Points East and Rock In Seine. Joining them are …

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Check this out! The best music business conference in Brazil! - Oct 2, 2019
The best place for you to do business in Brazil is due this October! Music Trends Brasil International Conference is the perfect marketplace for foreign companies to dig in the Brazilian market, to highlight your brand, to find business partners, to connect.
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MTB is the annual meeting point of the music industry in Brazil, which is the fastest growing digital market in the world. It’s the perfect place to dig in the Brazilian market, meet partners and increment your business overseas. Brazil is a TOP 10 music market supported by a 200M consumer base. The conference is an immersion into the universe of the Brazilian music and market in 3 full days. You will find hundreds of company’s executives and music professionals to interact directly, in one place. Tickets are now available!

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A&R Topics - What format do you give an A&R man your music these days? - Sep 24, 2019
Written by Richard Rogers (Music2Deal UK representative)
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Whilst I was over in MIDEM this year I received as an A&R man a number of different packages from artists as always. However, it is 2019 not 1999 and things have changed drastically in the last few years let alone 20 years. I remember once going to MIDEM and received so many CD’s that I had to buy extra luggage just to get them back to the UK! Those were the days and from an A&R perspective i’m personally glad they are gone. But what about the artist, should they be making special packages just for A&R or is that outdated? My personal thoughts are that if you want to stand out from the crowd and get your music heard then you need …

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Spotlight: New Feature - Business Friend Filter - Aug 27, 2019
Benefit further from your existing business contacts by making the right connections.
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Members with a Premium Membership can now filter their list of business friends based on the type of business (A&R, Publisher, etc.), country, and keywords. This makes it easier for members with a large number of contacts to see an overview and to more easily contact particular business friends.

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Interview with Luciana Pegorer (Music2Deal Brazil /Music Trends Brazil) - Aug 21, 2019
Interview with Luciana Pegorer, the new representative for Music2Deal Brazil and CEO of Music Trends Brazil by Mario Christiani (CEO, Music2Deal)
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Mario: Luciana, you are the new exclusive representative of Music2Deal Brazil. Please tell us more about your background in the music business and why represent Music2Deal in Brazil? Luciana: I’ve been working in the music industry in Brazil for over 20 years now. Since my graduation year I’ve experienced many areas of this industry, from being a musician (flute player), to producer, label manager at a major record company, label owner at Delira Musica, trade association leader, etc. Today I focus on building capacity to the Brazilian music ecosystem through Music Trends Brasil International Conference, a get together to discuss, learn, and network event that I organize and curate. MTB takes place in Rio de Janeiro every October. Brazil is one of the most musical countries in the world, top 10 global market, home of amazing and numerous musicians and music professionals from all areas. I’m joining Music2Deal because I see the lack of an effective online network to be able to connect and increase the opportunities for musicians, composers, artists, producers and the likes within our music industry and from our industry to the worldwide environment. I see Music2Deal as a complement of the mission I already fulfil with the conference and will make efforts to attract Brazilian members to the platform and make our country represented in this amazing worldwide network that connects the music industry. Mario: Sounds really great. As you mentioned MTB, what exactly is the MTB and how did it come into existence? Luciana: MTB is a conference that gathers 700+ professionals from the most different areas of the music business. From musicians and performers to DSPs and PROs, distributers, publishers, producers and record companies. It takes place in the historical downtown Rio, in an amazing 18th Century building. The main room is fully dedicated to high level …

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