Marc Geiger To Keynote At Midem 2014

                     Marc Geiger To Keynote At Midem 2014


PR Newswire

PARIS, Nov. 14, 2013

PARIS, Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Influential music agent Marc Geiger will
deliver a keynote address as part of the Midem Talks conference programme,
built around the theme "Back to Growth? Make it Sustainable!"

Head of talent agency William Morris Endeavor's music division, Geiger's
keynote will focus on "20 Years of Pain: No More Fooling Around," as he
outlines what he sees as the definitive future of the music business in the
digital age.

During his keynote in Cannes on Sunday 2 February 2014, Geiger will share a
powerful message with the Midem audience, challenging the industry to embrace
change as he presents a new model for the music business. He will warn that
labels and publishers will have to adapt, or they will totally disappear five
years from now.

After his keynote, Geiger will invite key executives and members of the
audience to debate his uncompromising  analysis and look for sustainable
solutions to keep the industry on track for growth.

The epitome of the super-agent, Geiger is a true visionary. With clients such
as Lady Gaga, Black Sabbath and Trent Reznor, he continues to be at the
forefront of the new music ecosystem with his inherent ability to identify the
latest trends and create new opportunities in digital media and brand

After working as a concert promoter and talent agent, Geiger became one of the
first to plug the music industry into the Internet when he launched
ARTISTdirect, which has since become a media juggernaut and one of the most
popular music destinations on the web.

Geiger now has a hugely influential role as head of powerhouse agency WME's
music division, where he manages some 90 agents representing a roster of over
1,000 artists worldwide. He is continually rethinking the relationship between
music and technology, bringing entrepreneurs and creative technologists to
WME's clients and nurturing the growing needs of artists looking to connect
with their audience in innovative ways.

Under his management, WME's music division booked more than 22,000 live shows
worldwide in 2010 and garnered 106 Grammy nominations in 2011.

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About Midem – Midem is an annual international b2b event dedicated to the new
music ecosystem, with a tradeshow, conferences, competitions, networking
events and live performances. It's the place where music makers, cutting-edge
technologies, brands & talents come together to enrich the passionate
relationship between people & music, transform audience engagement and form
new business connections.

About Reed MIDEM – Founded in 1963, Reed MIDEM is a leading organiser of
professional, international tradeshows. Reed MIDEM events have established
themselves as key dates in professional diaries. The company hosts MIPTV,
MIPDOC, MIPCOM, and MIPJUNIOR for the television and digital content
industries, MIDEM for music professionals, LeWeb Paris and London for internet
forward-thinkers, MIPIM, MIPIM Asia, MIPIM UK and MAPIC for the property and
retail real estate sectors.

About Reed Exhibitions - Reed Exhibitions is the world's leading events
organizer, with over 500 events in 41 countries. In 2012 Reed brought together
seven million active event participants from around the world generating
billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the
Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organized by 34
fully staffed offices.Reed Exhibitions serves 44 industry sectors with trade
and consumer events and is part of the Reed Elsevier Group, a world leading
provider of professional information solutions.


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