The International Confederation of Music Publishers (ICMP) has revealed that leading music trade fair Midem is the special honouree of the 2016 ICMP Ralph Peer II Award for Outstanding Contribution to Global Music Publishing - the unique and prestigious prize in the international music publishing field.
The Award, initiated by ICMP in 2013, and named after its first honouree Ralph Peer II, recognises visionaries in the field of music publishing, whose roles have helped develop, protect and value the music of composers and authors around the world. The ceremony will take place on 4 June during the Midem International Awards.
The ICMP Board unanimously nominated Midem to receive this special honourary Award as a result of its 50 years of building a unique deal-making platform that has continually united and promoted all players – both big and small – from across the music ecosystem.
“On behalf of ICMP, I would like to congratulate the Midem organisation on winning this Award,” said ICMP Chair Andrew Jenkins. “Midem’s international focus is what makes it so special. For all of us, Midem is a wonderful opportunity to meet face-to-face with our business partners from around the world, to explore and conclude new business opportunities, and to discuss the pressing industry issues of the day. In this respect Midem is unique, and this sharing of ideas is vital to ICMP as it enables us, as the global voice of music publishing, to react appropriately on behalf of our members,” he added.
“It’s never been more important for the relationships within the music business community to be global. For 50 years, Midem has played a crucial role by creating a space where music publishing leaders can come together from around the world to connect, share ideas and build relationships that advance our community as a whole. The Board of ICMP is proud to honour Midem on its 50th anniversary with this award in recognition of all that it does for music creators," said Ralph Peer II, Chair and CEO of peermusic and an ICMP Board Member.
For more information, see the ICMP website at: http://www.icmp-ciem.org/node/667