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Yep, we’re pretty happy & proud that MIDEM just selected SonicAngel as one of the global music industry innovators.

Happy for the nomination, proud of our team! Team means: the team working day to day, but certainly all the fans, all the artists and everyone involved. It will allow us to tell our story to the international music scene. Additionally, Tom Dice is also selected for the NRJ music awards that is held during the MIDEM conference – so we’re present twice, with our platform AND our music!

Crowdfunding is becoming a gamechanger in empowering talent across the world, even if I see crowdfunding as a start (and not the end) of creating a new creative ecosystem. More about that later.

For now: thanks. Very grateful. Short video below (don’t mind the quality – but it does tell our story).

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Paris: Official Press Release related to MIDEM – the global music conference (28-31 January 2012, Cannes/France)

Midemlab, the international pitching competition for ground-breaking start-ups and app developers across all sectors, today unveils the 30 finalists poised to be the innovators of tomorrow’s music industry. The finalists – chosen by UK digital consulting company Music Ally and French specialist open innovation consultancy, bluenove – will present their projects to a jury of leading international digital experts including potential business partners and leading investment firms.

The finalists will each outline their cutting-edge technical solutions that could offer new opportunities to industry executives, artists and brands to reach and engage with new audiences and generate revenues.

Previous editions have provided a launch pad for some of today’s major technological innovations, such as SoundCloud, The Echo Nest, Songkick and Root Music. The list of finalists for 2012 will herald the next generation of innovation.

Cannes, here we come!

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Weird ceremony today in Schoten. Beautiful. Sad. Weird. Cold. Warm. Better together.

Back at the office, where we had a final meeting with Nid & Sancy. I love their sound, I love their attitude, and even more: I love their future! They exist since 10 years, and have a lot happening for them. And Yes, we signed an agreement. They are as of today part of the Lektroland label. Lektroland is our elektronic music sublabel based on SonicAngel principle, allowing fans to be part of the experience and invest in the band. Lektroland is our answer to: ‘What about existing bands’ and “What about the elektronic subgenre ?’ More at Lektroland.com

Tonight Barefoot & the Shoes are giving a gig in Café Café in Hasselt. I’m in for it. Need a drink. You got to watch them play around 20h30. They are really something.

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Nid and Sancy: My agitator

Barefoot & the Shoes + Roland and Steven Debruyn

what an amazing photo. Jamsession of Roland, Steven De Bruyn + Barefoot & the shoes (who are on SonicAngel)

(Click on photo for original version)

Hi all, quite some activity today at SonicAngel office! Here are a couple of the activities happening right now.

1. Performances:
- tonight, our new french speaking (and singing) artist Linaya will give her first accoustic performance. Her voice and melodies are incredible – so discover her at our online streaming concert related to the (pre-)start of SonicAngel TV. You can tune in tonight (sunday evening 28 Nov) at 7.30 pm at goo.gl/hsm3E
- about an hour later, Tom Dice will start his 2nd German tour. After a successful tour in September, we kick off tour2 in Zentrum Altenberg in Oberhausen – more details are here: goo.gl/eSNvA.

2. new releases:
- tomorrow you will find the Limited Edition album ‘Teardrops’ by Tom Dice at the shops. This includes the full album + 3 new tracks, including the new single ‘A Thousand Years(click here to download), which will be ‘officially’ released next tuesday.
- on wednesday is the official release of the new Mathieu & Guillaume singleVrede (Of Ik Schiet!)‘ – download already here.

3. New artist funding evolution:
After only a couple of weeks, Alice Avery (remember that name, I’m a huge fan!) is already above 30% ! Bab, our amazing singer-songwriter, just topped 25%, and our blues-rockers from Barefoot & the shoes are nearly at 20%! Thanks for the investments and confidence, it looks like there we will sell out on FanShares quickly!
You can see them all 9 new SonicAngel artists at goo.gl/sL2YQ

4. Other:
- Maurice Engelen & myself are honored to be one of the speakers at the 29th International marketing simposium, probably the most prestigious conference in Belgium. We will speak on Friday evening Dec 3 around 17h, and the conference line-up is amazing, around the topic ‘Return on Relevance’. More at goo.gl/wniLh
- thanks again to everyone for your support related to our announce of the 26 EUR payout per 10 EUR FanShare. The articles in Het Nieuwsblad & De Standaard and the broadcast on De Laatste Show (click to wactch) create a lot of noise, and it just motivates our entire team more than ever to keep on working hard to make a difference! Thanks a lot!!