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Sony Music’s Doug Morris to deliver Midem keynote

By | Published on Tuesday 27 January 2015

Doug Morris

Sony Music Entertainment CEO Doug Morris will deliver a keynote speech at this year’s Midem. It will be titled ‘Lessons Learned’ and will tell anyone who cares to listen how he came to be the man he is today. Or something like that. We’re waiting for someone to hack his email and leak the speech.

Announcing the news yesterday, Morris said in a statement: “I knew very early that I wanted to spend my life in the music business and be part of the rock culture of that time. And that is the life I had, managing talent and creativity, leading change in the music business. It is now the right time to talk about the lessons I learned along the way. And I can’t think of a better occasion than Midem to share such learning with the global music community”.

Midem’s Bruno Crolot added: “Doug Morris is an iconic executive within the music ecosystem represented at Midem. Over the past decades, he has actively contributed to supporting the industry and shaping solutions to the various challenges that our music business has been going through. We’re thrilled that in addition to sharing the insights gained from his successful career and his broad vision of the music industry, Doug will inspire the Midem audience on how to face change and how to create the business opportunities for tomorrow”.

Midem this year takes place from 5-8 Jun. In the event you can afford to stay in Cannes at the height of summer (maybe sleep on the beach), details are here.