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CAAMA Presents The 2020 Canadian Market Access Guide & Industry Directory

Canadian Music Week (CMW) teamed-up with Canada’s Literary Music Man, Martin Melhuish, to compile and publish CAAMA’s Canadian Market Access Report & Industry Directory, in response to popular demand from countless international delegates who attend CMW each year.

CAAMA’s Canadian Market Access Report & Industry Directory focuses on, and analyzes all parts of the Canadian music industry, which includes hundreds of verified market facts and contacts within venues, live event services, promoters, publishers, recording services, studios, associations, organizations, festivals, events, media, consultants and more!

CAAMA has been successfully organizing international Spotlight and Focus events and initiatives at Canadian Music Week for fifteen years, providing market access reports in key worldwide territories such as France, Italy, U.K., Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Japan, Korea, Nordic Region, Latin America, Spain, Portugal, Singapore, South East Asia, India, and China. Each year, international delegates from these territories ask the same question, “Where is the Canadian Market Report to help with exporting artists?”

“After more than a decade of hosting international buyers and working closely on export development, we are finally bridging the gap across all music sectors to deliver a market report and directory that focuses on Canada. CAAMA has held numerous Spotlights and Focuses, as well as an annual International Market place, to help narrow in on important international markets that should do business with Canadians. Now we can give everyone what they’ve been asking for… a guide that will support internationals executing business in Canada with up to date resources and contacts.” – Neill Dixon, Project Manager, CAAMA.

Martin Melhuish will be a key contributor to the CAAMA’s Canadian Market Access Report & Industry Directory , and is a writer and creative entrepreneur better known as Canada’s Literary Music Man. From biographies to instructive histories, Martin is the author of several valued Canadian music influenced books such as Oh What A Feeling: A Vital History of Canadian Music – Next Generation (2013) (Quarry Press/Fox Books).

For a copy of the Market Access Guide to Canada, please email


Born in Penzance, Cornwall and resident in Canada since the 1960s, Martin Melhuish has been one of the most literate and productive music journalists and authors writing about musicians for more than 40 years. His books range from a definitive biography of Bachman-Turner Overdrive to a colourful and instructive history of Celtic music and a series of books that spin stories about the early years in Canadian music, chronicling achievements that in many cases have been overlooked and untold. Martin’s authorial histories have been the basis for a number of television documentaries, radio shows and album compilations. Martin has authored more than a dozen music-related books. Martin holds international multimedia experience in the fields of music, entertainment and popular culture as a TV producer/director/writer, radio producer/writer, author, journalist, magazine editor and music historian. Martin Melhuish is a respected music historian, his works include: Heart of Gold: 30 Years of Canadian Pop Music; Rock Is My LIfe, This Is My Song: The Authorized Biography of Bachman-Turner Overdrive; The Supertramp Book: The Authorized Biography; Wired for Sound: A Guitar Odyssey, and Celtic Tides: Traditional Music in a New Age. The former Canadian Editor of Billboard and Managing Editor of the Canadian music trade magazine, The Record, he is also a Gemini Award-nominated writer, who has worked on dozens of authorized TV biopics (The Band, Blondie, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, George Jones, Weird Al Yankovic, The Mamas and the Papas, Roy Orbison and Patsy Cline, among many others) and an internationally-syndicated series featuring shows on The Who, ELO, Kate Bush, Heart, Supertramp, The Moody Blues and others. He produced and wrote the CBC feature production, Tower of Song: An Epic Story of Canada and Its Music, which also aired on PBS in the U.S.

The Market Access Report and Directory is designed by Bessie Bullard.


For a copy of the Market Access Report and Directory for Canada, please email


We look forward to welcoming you onsite. Meet with new potential business partners, re-new old acquaintances and pursue new international trade opportunities. CAAMA members receive a discount on their CMW registration.

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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