The countdown has begun for the Popkomm “Innovation in Music and Entertainment Award” – UK industry analysts Music Ally partner in this business award – Information and applications at

The search is on for the best new business ideas, the smartest companies and the hottest new start-ups in the worlds of music, media, technology and entertainment. Popkomm-IMEA (Innovation in Music and Entertainment Award) is an opportunity for new start-ups to present their ideas to an audience of managers and executives from international music and technology companies at Popkomm. Popkomm-IMEA is regarded as the main networking and matchmaking event at Popkomm.

Last year saw over 70 entries Popkomm-IMEA entries with the finalists being mentored by Julie Meyer, Charles Grimsdale, Michael Bornhausser for their final presentation. Previous Popkomm IMEA winners include PlaylouderMSP, Sonicbids, Gracenote, Royalty-Share and Kyte.

Next Popkomm will take place September 16th – 18th 2009

Popkomm is one of the world’s leading music, media & entertainment industry tradeshows, conferences and showcase festivals.

Popkomm-IMEA’s mission is to find, screen and present the best new business ideas, the brightest entrepreneurs and the hottest start-ups in the worldwide music, media and entertainment technology sectors and provide a new platform for their global ‘coming-out’.

Hosted by the leading digital music agency Music Ally, the jury will consist of three judges, all highly experienced, top level entrepreneurs and venture capitalists from the music and entertainment businesses. Each judge will choose two finalists from the pool of applicants.
Leading up to Popkomm the six finalists will be coached by their judges prior to the actual presentations at Popkomm-IMEA on Thursday, September 17th in Berlin.

Posted by: Amy Sikkes