On Monday 23 January a day of special events and festivities will mark the 40th anniversary of MIDEM - the World's Music Market, Cannes, France.
The town of Cannes will see that the celebrations get off to a sparkling start on the evening of Sunday 22 January with a fireworks display organised on the sea-front, also as part of the commemorations, they have posted an impressive billboard display throughout the town-centre for the duration of MIDEM. The following day, MIDEM and Cannes officials will jointly host a special luncheon at the sumptuous Villa Domergue for music industry veterans who have attended MIDEM since its debut event in 1967.
The same day, to celebrate Mozart's 250th birthday anniversary Austria, with the support of the Austrian Ministry for Business and Culture, will present a pyrotechnical musical extravaganza entitled "Mozart Music Cloud". The show is open to MIDEM participants and the general public and takes place at 7:00 p.m. opposite the Noga Hilton.
One of the day's highlights will be an exclusive gala dinner in which MIDEM will honour Live Aid founders and Live 8 co-producers, Bob Geldof, Harvey Goldsmith and J