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2011 Spotlight on Spain/Portugal

The Spanish sound recording and music publishing industry has undergone a big change in recent years. Its digital music market is growing with retail revenues expected to reach $219 million in the next two years. Its live music market has grown surpassing revenue from recorded music sales in the UK. Its growing population combined with a widespread ability to promote and distribute music via the Internet, represent important opportunities for Canadian artists and industry. In Portugal, digital units continue to rise, fueled by the growing presence of broadband connections in the home. As Canadian Music Week brings Spain and Portugal into focus, these developing markets will soon be open for Canadians to be discovered.

In Portugal, digital units continue to rise, fueled by the growing presence of broadband connections in the home. The underground music scene is growing, with new labels and artist collectives establishing themselves as a possible future avenue for sales growth, and the country’s infra-structures for live music – several networks of recently-built small theatres with state of the art equipment – provides a key tool for the live sector to withstand the economic turmoil of the times. As Portugal begins to export more music, the world will slowly but surely become aware that Portugal is no longer all about Fado.

As Slacker Canadian Music Week brings Spain and Portugal into focus, these developing markets will soon be open for Canadians to be discovered.

 

20th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL MARKETPLACE AT CMW

We look forward to welcoming you onsite. Meet with new potential business partners, re-new old acquaintances and pursue new international trade opportunities.

The International Marketplace hosted close to 1,000 B2B meetings around CMW in 2023. The 2024 Spotlight is on India, home to IPI (India Phonographic Industry) – the 2nd oldest music industry org. in the world involved in protecting copyright When CAAMA produced its Spotlight on India in 2010, only 7.5% of India was connected to the internet. In 2022 India was ranked as the 2nd largest online market worldwide, 2nd only to China. Now, 52% of India is connected, The 2024 Spotlight will tap new opportunities which were not accessible 14 years ago.  CAAMA’s 2024 Spotlight will provide fresh access to this industry, which is one of the world’s most established.

Sign in online here to participate in the pre-arranged, curated B2B meetings.

CAAMA’s International Marketplace trade hub will be open daily from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT during CMW.

You will find us in the room with all the flags.

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