Midem has been suffering recently with lower attendance numbers and decreasing revenues. Thus, Midem though that they would start charging bands to fill the gap in revenues.
So how much does it cost to play at Midem? Well from 500 to 1,000 euros per hour. Thats not including transportation, food, etc.
“I love Midem,” blogged Echo Nest CEO Jim Lucchese. “But I have a problem spending a week with industry peers in beautiful Cannes discussing how to build a sustainable music industry for artists and fans, while the bands I’ll be seeing that week pay to play for me and the other attendees.”
Midem, you have a lot of issues to sort out here!