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Paris, Tuesday 19 November 2013 – Jean Michel Jarre will top-line Midem Talks 2014, joining key music industry players as they tackle this year’s main theme: “Back to Growth? Make it Sustainable!”

A pioneer of electronic music, Jarre has sold more than 80 million albums worldwide in a career spanning four decades, and has staged many superlative live performances against iconic backdrops such as the Eiffel Tower and the pyramids of Egypt. He recently took over as President of the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC), the leading worldwide network of authors’ royalty collection societies.

Entitled “Fair Share for Creators,” Jarre’s interview is scheduled for Monday 3 February. He will tell the Midem audience how he believes a sustainable future for music in the digital eco-system cannot be achieved without ensuring fair remuneration for all stakeholders, especially creators, and why the latter need to mobilise if they want to benefit from the growth of the digital economy.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Jean Michel Jarre as part of our stellar line-up of keynote speakers at Midem. We’re living at the tipping-point of a new growth era for music. Let’s embrace optimism and work together to ensure our industry’s recovery expands to every market, from emerging ones to more mature economies,” said Bruno Crolot, Director of Midem. “Midem is here to support the industry and to help make growth sustainable by providing a complete toolkit for success.”
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