I'm going to the Cannes Film Festival tomorrow, for the first time with an approved "professional accreditation", which is nice because it's a pass to the entire festival. The Cannes Festival plays the elitist game to the hilt: you can't even get into a hotel to have a drink unless you have "professional accreditation". A few years I was in Cannes during the festival without accreditation, and there wasn't much you could do but visit the "hospitality rooms" of various indie film makers who also weren't accredited.
Magnatune was approved this year, as we've licensed music to 4 films in the past 2 months, and this was enough for their selection panel to put us on the "permanently approved" list. Woohoo!
If you're reading this and also planning on being at Cannes, drop me an email so we can meet.
We're releasing our albums for this week a few days early, so we can party^H^H^H^H^H network effectively over the week.