Cashbox Canada Goes To MIDEM 2011

Cover Jan 21, 2011

Story:Sandy Graham

Thursday January 20 2011:

Sitting  in the London Heathrow Airport it is 6:30 am here and we are waiting for the plane that takes us to Nice, France  at 10 am, then a short drive to Cannes where MIDEM will begin in the next few days.  It is almost surreal being here, surrounding by British accents and realizing it is you that actually has the accent. 

I will be reporting as often as I can from MIDEM, where the music industry comes to play every year in the South of France. Natasha Slinko joins me as well on behalf of EMG and will have her always present camera with her to send breathtaking shots of both the scenery and the music business at play. MIDEM – Where deals are made, friendships are started and reacquainting old friends meet again.

We will be at the Canada Stand with many other Canadian contingents,  and thanks to all the hard work of Kathy Hahn and the folks at CIRPA,  I am sure our booth once again will be one of the busiest at the Festival. 

Quite spoiled we are, with all our product being shipped in advance and waiting for us upon arrival, wonderful experienced  staff, who field our requests and appointments. We have a listening booth that we can book to hear the latest push from labels and artists from all over the world, and a secure area to get a breather and enjoy the café au lait, croissants and fresh fruit provided to us daily. It doesn’t get any better than this. 


So now I am off to have a coffee here in London, and prepare for the last leg of our journey to France.

Au Revoir until tomorrow!

Friday January 21 2011:

We are here in Cannes, France, staying at the quaint Ruc Cannes Hotel, a short walk from all the action. There is a hustle and bustle starting already, with contigents starting to arrive from all parts of the world.  More tomorrow!


A bientot!!!