IMPALA is pleased to partner MIDEM in Cannes, the leading international music conference kicks off from the 24th – 27th January with a full schedule of discussion & networking opportunities. 

Reopening after a four-year break, MIDEM+ aims to be the premier event for the global music business, in collaboration with the City of Cannes. Come connect with industry leaders, artists, & innovators worldwide. IMPALA’s Executive Chair Helen Smith will be in attendance along with IMPALA Chair Dario Draštata and board member Kees van Weijen. Be sure to come connect with us to talk about IMPALA’s initiatives and the wider independent music company community.

The conference programme is held between January 25th – 26th. 

See Speakers and Program here.

Tickets for the conference can be purchased here


IMPALA was established in 2000 and now represents over 6000 independent music companies. 99% of Europe’s music companies are small, micro and medium businesses and self-releasing artists. Known as the independents, they are world leaders in terms of innovation and discovering new music and artists – they produce more than 80% of all new releases and account for 80% of the sector’s jobs. IMPALA’s mission is to grow the independent music sector sustainably, return more value to artists, promote diversity and entrepreneurship, improve political access, inspire change, and increase access to finance. IMPALA works on a range of key issues for its members, runs various award schemes and has a programme aimed at businesses who want to develop a strategic relationship with the independent sector – Friends of IMPALA.

IMPALA – Independent Music Companies Association

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