CHORUS+, a European coordinated Action on Audio-visual Search (www.ist-chorus.org) organized a Think-Tank on the Future of Music Search, Access and Consumption at MIDEM 2011, the world's largest music industry trade fair, in Cannes, France, on January 24, 2011. The Think-Tank provided a venue for discussing the current and future challenges of the music industry from a research perspective and was the third one in a series of Think-Tank events organized by CHORUS+. A group of 16 experts predominantly from the music industry were invited to discuss strategies and visions in a closed setting. It focused on the future of the music business in the light of the highly disruptive digital changeover, seen from a technological viewpoint with regard to latest technologies emerging from R&D. It specifically aimed at assessing the role and impact of current and future music search and recommendation technologies and services.