Stewart Copeland, musician, legendary drummer and founder of the band The Police and Nigerian singer-songwriter Yemi Alade succeed Jean-Michel Jarre as official Ambassadors of MIDƐM+24.
MIDƐM+24, a global event dedicated to music professionals, is organised by the Mairie de Cannes and the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès in collaboration with Hopscotch and with the support of Allover/Panda Events. After a successful pre-edition in January 2023 which saw Jean-Michel Jarre give three immersive live concerts, the enduring electronic pioneer has renewed his support for this year’s event as MIDƐM+24 “honorary ambassador”.
Bringing together one of the world’s best drummers, the Afro-pop icon and the most visionary of musicians, MIDƐM+24 reflects the diversity and innovation that characterize contemporary music creation and industry.
Stewart Copeland, famous for his role as founder and drummer of the legendary band The Police, brings his unrivalled expertise as an award-winning musician and composer. African music phenomenon Yemi Alade is hailed for her unique style and captivating stage presence, while electronic music pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre is recognized for his spectacular performances and boundless creativity.
As part of their support, MIDƐM+24 sponsors will take part in a series of events at the festival:
Stewart Copeland will take part in a meeting with students from the Georges-Méliès campus, a masterclass, a round table on artificial intelligence and its impact on the music industry, and a signing session. He will also leave his mark on the Cannes Walk of Fame and be named Honorary Citizen of the City of Cannes.
Yemi Alade will set the stage at Cannes’ Palais des Festivals alight in an exceptional performance on January 25.
Jean-Michel Jarre will be supporting the official launch of FNAMM (Formation Numérique Aux Métiers de la Musique), and will be giving a masterclass on January 25 at 4pm. He will also leave his mark on the Cannes Walk of Fame.