Laura Oppenheimer
Laura Oppenheimer
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While most of Ning is working on new features in our Palo Alto office, our CEO Gina Bianchini is in Cannes, France, for MIDEM, the world’s largest music conference. She’ll be joined on stage tomorrow by Grammy nominated musician, activist and entrepreneur Pete Wentz to discuss “Social Media Strategies for Fan Engagement,” with Billboard Magazine’s International Bureau Chief Mark Sutherland moderating. Their keynote conversation at MIDEM will take a look at best practices and provide an in-depth look at what’s next for artists and their fans in social media.

If you’ve explored Ning.com’s discovery feature, or spent time reading the Ning Blog, you already know that Ning Networks focused on music, whether that be a band, group, or label, have always been something we’ve been proud to be part of.  From This is 50, to Enrique Iglesias (in Spanish and English), to Friends or Enemies (which offers a place to connect with Wentz’s own group, Fall Out Boy), the types of musicians we’ve seen make an online home on Ning truly span all genres.

Talks and keynotes from the conference will be posted on the MIDEMNet website, if you want to follow along. A full conference schedule can be found here (pdf).

In the meantime — what’s your favorite Ning Network about music?