January 15, 2009 - 15:55 AMT
Aznavour to receive MIDEM award
MIDEM, the international music market, will host a growing list of industry talent for the 2009 edition, which runs in Cannes from 18-21 January.
The 43rd MIDEM will pay tribute to the industry's most exceptional personalities and artists. Charles Aznavour will receive a "Lifetime Achievement Award" for a career studded with over 800 songs and sales of 100 million albums.
Тhis year's MIDEM conferences will bring together around 200 key decision-makers to talk about the industry's different areas of expansion such as live performance; independents; managers; images and brands; artist development; and for the first time this year, publishers, with a special dedicated event - the International Publishing Summit. MIDEM will also be welcoming Brian Message, co-manager of Radiohead, Faithless & Kate Nash and Steering Committee Member of the Featured Artist Coalition; Jay Marciano, President of Madison Square Garden Entertainment; Andre de Raaff, CEO of publishing company Imagem Music; Ralph Peer II, CEO and Chairman of peermusic; Michael Eaton, Business Manager for Eric Clapton; Bruce Flohr, Executive, Red Light Management/Partner, ATO Records; Simon Raymonde, Managing Director of Bella Union and former member of the Cocteau Twins; Ben Watt, Founder and Owner of Buzzin' Fly Records and Strange Feeling Records and former member of Everything But The Girl.