Geldof, Goldsmith, Kennedy feted at Cannes

Midem will honor Live 8 co-producers Bob Geldof, Harvey Goldsmith and John Kennedy with the personality of the year award at this year’s edition in Cannes on Jan. 23.

The international music confab is celebrating its 40th edition and will open Jan. 22 with a fireworks display.

Geldof, Goldsmith and Kennedy, the team that created Live Aid 20 years ago, will be honored at a dinner for their commitment in bringing the music industry together to make a stand against Africa’s poverty and famine crisis.

Music market also will celebrate the 250th anniversary of Mozart’s birth and feature a 40th-anni concert featuring Talvin Singh, Raul Paz, Nizlopi and Bebe.

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