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Dave Come and say hello!

It’s that time of year, conference season (when isn’t it?). For us, that means a few of the SoundCloud team get to escape the icy streets of Berlin and pack ourselves into various exhibition halls (and bars) meeting new people and thrusting business cards into their hands. For you, it’s a chance to come and say hello. That’s the best part, so don’t be shy!

Whether you’re press, companies, partners, creators – or you just want to meet – then here’s where we’ll be at.

CES (6 to 9th January) – Tablets, 3D TVs, robots? I wonder what new gadgets you’ll be able to use SoundCloud on in 2011! Meet with Alex as he takes in all the wonders that Vegas has to offer.

NAMM (13 to 16th January) – NAMM is the mecca for all the companies that sell the gear that help you make the music. Henrik & David Adams will be hanging out with our friends at the PreSonus booth (Hall A – 6800), giving demos.

Eurosonic (14 to 15th January) – Want to hang out with the European music industry and check out hottest up and coming bands at the same time. Then the lovely Dutch town of Groningen is where you need to be at. Meet with David Noel, he’ll be taking part in a panel on the Saturday too (more details coming).

Midem (22 to 25th January) – We’ll be there, along with a growing contingent of digital music companies at what is still the definitive international conference for the music industry. We’re extra pleased this year to be playing a big part in the Midem Hack Day. More hacking, less talking! Meet with Dave, Eric and Alex.

DLD (24 to 25th January) Digital – Life – Design. Alex will be hopping from Cannes to Munich to meet up with the movers and shakers of the digital world.

SXSW Interactive & Music (11 to 18th March) For better or worse, SXSW looks set to be even bigger this year. Whether you’re going for the insight of Interactive or the hot new bands at Music, we hope you’ll be there to say hello. Dave will be giving a dual presentation during Interactive entitled ‘Love, Music & APIs’ and Alex should be there too.

Dave Yes We Cannes!

Earlier this week 8,000 members of the international music industry descended upon Cannes for the Midem conference and it’s digitally-focused sister event MidemNet. The clouds hung heavy over the conference hall for the first few days. But despite rumours of lower attendances this year the overall vibe was of a positive more forward-thinking music industry that is ready to leverage all the tools and opportunities at its disposal.

Midem

For our part, SoundCloud was selected to pitch at the MusicAlly / MidemNet New Business Showcase. The showcase, now in its second year, aims to “highlight the most enterprising, innovative and inspiring business ideas to help to create value and move the music industry forwards in the 21st century”. That might be a bit of a mouthful but we were thrilled to be taking part. And even more excited to be announced as winners after a great pitch on stage by Alex.

Soundcloud @ MidemNet

Amongst all the buzz we were busy spreading the word face-to-face with a steady stream of labels, publishers, artists, A&R’s and other partners. Expect to see some interesting new users, integrations and activities on the Cloud in the very near future. By night we were busy hustling, drinking and catching up with familiar faces at the many events, meetups and dinners going on in and around Cannes.  A big thanks to Topspin, Warp and Tru Thoughts for providing some of our highlights.

Overall, the one thing that’s clear from talking to everyone is that it’s going to be a very exciting 2009!