The annual ISMIR (International Society for Music Information Retrieval) Conference is the world’s leading R&D forum for music tech since 2000. For the first time, the 2018 edition in Paris will include a Meetup with Industry, organized by Antescofo with support from Deezer and Pandora. Whether you are music tech company, a researcher, or a music industry practitioner, this event is for you. This will be a unique networking platform, and a perfect opportunity to:

  • Discover and shape the future of music technology
  • Connect with and recruit top talent from the MIR community
  • Meet world-class experts and explore the current state-of-the-art in music tech. applications
  • Connect with and learn from leading music tech. companies
  • Discover music startups leveraging latest technologies in a variety of music applications
  • Exchange with other players and startups in the music industry
  • Showcase and market latest products and services

What: Half-day event with networking activities and Industry talks (Full program available soon...)

When: Thursday September 27, 2018, from 2PM to 6PM

Where: at Station F, the biggest startup campus in the world, in the heart of Paris

Confirmed company presence

  • ACRCloud
  • Antescofo
  • BMAT
  • Deezer
  • FeedForward AI
  • Google
  • Jukedeck
  • Live Nation
  • Native Instruments
  • OneRagtime
  • Pandora
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • Spotify
  • Steinberg
  • TheLynk
  • Yousician
  • Warner Music Group
  • And counting...

Speakers (tentatively confirmed):

  • Yvan Boudillet, Founder & President, TheLynk
  • Doug Eck, Principal Scientist at Google, Research Lead at Google Brain
  • Andreas Ehmann, Manager of Research, Pandora
  • Sarah Gasperi, Business Manager France, BMAT
  • Sophie Goossens, Counsel, Reed Smith LLP
  • Angelo Gopee, Managing Director, Live Nation France
  • Stéphanie Hospital, Founder and CEO, OneRagtime
  • Eric Humphrey, Senior Machine Learning Researcher, Spotify
  • Ludovic Pouilly, SVP Institutional & Music Industry Relations, Deezer
  • Tiago Teixeira Correia, Global Digital Business Development Manager - Innovation, Warner Music Group

Want your company to be seen there?:

It is possible for music tech. companies to have a dedicated space in the networking area for the 4 hours of the meetup, and display their own banner/kakemono/poster. Interested companies should email with:

  • A short description of your company
  • A few lines explaining the interest of the company in participating
  • Short CV(s) of the company affiliate(s) coming to the meetup
  • Specify whether you plan to bring a demo (in case you do, please also bring your own headphones, speakers won’t be allowed), and a banner/kakemono/poster (in which case the item must be self-standing)

The deadline for this call is July 18th 2018. (Notifications of acceptance will happen soon after.)

Note that there will be a limit on the number of possible spots because of space reasons. So the earlier you answer the call, the better your chances are. Selected companies will be asked to pay a participation fee of 150 EUR (which covers up to 2 people from a given company). (Companies registrations will follow the selection of respondents to this call.)


  • Registered participants to the ISMIR conference will be granted automatic access to the meetup.
  • Industry partners of ISMIR 2018 will be granted automatic access to the meetup.
  • Startups located at Station F will be granted automatic access to the meetup
  • Registration is open to individuals (industry affiliate and/or general public) for a fee of 50 EUR per person:
  • Music tech. companies that have been selected in the call-for-participation will be contacted for registration, the fee is 150 EUR

Do You Want More?!!!??!

Companies who wish to participate even further in the ISMIR conference, and during a whole week interact with the international community of MIR researchers and practitioners, dive deep into state-of-the-art MIR R&D, and take advantage of diverse partnership opportunities should consult the call-for-sponsorship.



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