International Marketplace

Embedded within the convention, the International Marketplace serves dual purposes, as a provider of key services to international delegates and as a physical space for networking with others from Canada and around the world.

CAAMA members and CMW delegates can participate in a series of targeted business-to-business meetings through the International Marketplace at CMW. Contact khahn300@gmail.com for more details.

The meeting place for International and Canadian delegates looking to do business with each other.

The International Marketplace (IMP) at Canadian Music Week organized business-to-business meeting sessions with incoming mission delegates for its first-ever Spotlight on South Africa, as well as missions from Japan,  Focus on  USA, Music Festivals,  Music Supervisors, Booking Agents, A&R Reps & Radio –  who met with CAAMA members and Canadian industry delegates onsite at CMW  2019. CMW also welcomed representatives from Poland, Italy, Portugal and Spain . 

Canadian Music Week featured an opening address by the Director General for South Africa’s Department of Arts and Culture,  Vusi Mkhize.

The Spotlight Panel on South Africa featured Andrew Mitchley (The David Gresham Record Company (PTY) Ltd.); Antos Stella (Content Connect Africa (CCA); Billy Domingo (espAfrika / Cape Town International Jazz Festival); Mpumi Phillips (Sheer Publishing); Sarah-Jane Nicholson (SJN Agency); Theresho Selesho (Oppikoppi / Hilltop Live (Matchbox Live Pty.), along with a full slate of mission participants representing access points for all sectors of the South African  =music industry.

 

Early feedback from South African participants

“Having just returned from my inaugural CMW, I have to take my hat off to Neill and his amazing team. The event was executed with great precision and the quality of attendees, subjects, panels and live shows was first class. CMW has the potential to make it what you want to make it, so should anyone think about attending, ALL the ingredients are at your fingertips to meet some incredible people, do long lasting and fruitful business, as well as soak up amazing information about the music industry in a variety of different countries, simply by being immersed in this excellently presented event. Well done guys, I had a really superb time.“  

John Fishlock, Active Music Publishing

 

“Canadian Music Week brought together the soul of Mzanzi & the heart of Toronto in a highly engaged business environment. We continue to forge new & exciting trade relationships with our North American counterparts through these initiatives. CMW gave us access to creators & investors who are looking to expand on the African continent that we may have never had the opportunity of meeting in person before, as trade shows continue to evolve, CMW still had the essence of great live music at its core. I sincerely look forward to building further on this introduction and forging a mutually beneficial exchange of globally relevant creative works on the dawn of the 4th Industrial Revolution.”

Andrew Mitchley, Chief Operations Officer/ Head of A&R – The David Gresham Entertainment Group

 

“CMW afforded us an opportunity to meet with a number of new potential partners over a few days. Canada had not been on my radar as far as business was concerned, however attending this year’s conference changed my perspective on the possibilities of business. CCA will definitely continue to explore the opportunities.” 

Antos Stella, Content Connect Africa

 

The highlight of being at CMW was the sophisticated machine that runs the event. I saw the tremendous value in the B2B meeting where you interact directly with industry experts and decision makers from around the world. The historic collaboration live on stage of a South African jazz singer and a Canadian band made the 25 years of democracy anniversary celebration even more sweeter. It also affirmed the universal language of music and the potential that lies ahead for a partnership between the two countries’ industries.”

Michael Moeti, Africa Digital Media City (ADMC)

 

“This is the best interactive, organized and attended music market I have attended so far. It was an eye opener. Digital licensing discussions were robust.”  

Jotam Matariro, Composers Authors and Publishers Association (CAPASSO)

 

“The Canadian Music Week” is a well organized platform where meaningful connections with various creative professionals can be made.  The chosen topics are very relevant to addressing the challenges and seizing the opportunities that existing in various markets around the world. The spotlight on the South African industry was well received and can be further built upon in future.  The CMW team were great hosts!”

Thresho Selesho, Matchbox Live!

 

 

 

International Delegates and Incoming Trade Missions are onsite…

Follow-up with contacts made at MIDEM, Reeperbahn and SXSW and make new connections through missions from Spotlight and Focus countries, or sectors in attendance such as Live / Festivals, Music Supervisors / Synch, Booking Agents, A&R Reps, the Mentor’s Cafe, etc.  The International Marketplace team and Music Ambassadors are ready to help you connect with the delegates you want to do business with. In advance, preview the online list of IMP participants who will be on-hand looking to do business in Canada. Sign in early, provide your objectives and we’ll help you make the right connection.

  • Hosting receptions
  • Setting up international exhibits and booths
  • Presenting information panels on their international territories
  • Participating in international meetings, prearranged one-on-one meetings and mentoring sessions
CMW 2019 welcomed Canadian Trade Commissioners from USA, Poland and South Africa who were onsite to meet with Canadian compnaies looking for hands-on intelligence and support from their respective markets.

International Marketplace activities include:

– Panels on Spotlight and Focus Countries
– International One-on-One Meetings
– Formal and Informal Networking Opportunities, Receptions
– Mentoring Sessions
– Speaking and Panel Opportunities
– Spotlight Showcases
– Market Access Director on Canada

2019 SCHEDULE-AT-A-GLANCE

THURSDAY, MAY 9, 2019

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM  (Noon)                 Lower Concourse, IMP – Hall E)
MEET JAPAN   B2B One-on-One Meetings
Pre-arranged international meetings. Meet one-on-one with members of the delegation from Japan in a session of targeted, pre-arrnged meetings cursomized toobjectives. By Appointment only. Contact Kathy Hahn for details (khahn300@gmail.com). (Intl. Marketplace – Border Breakers – Export Development Series)

11:15 AM  – 5:15 PM                  (Lower Concourse Lobby)
MENTORS CAFÉ
Meet one-on-one with music professionals and industry players in attendance and speaking at CMW panels. No appointment necessary. Just drop by to get advice from some of the finest people in this industry. Sponsored by The Inaxxs Group and LGCY Management.

12:15 PM – 2:15 PM             (Lower Concourse – Hall E IMP)
MEET A&R   B2B One-on-One Meetings  
(Walk-Up B2B Meetings, First Come, First Served. Line up early)
From artist demos to radio, retail & concert stage: Meet one-on-one with Artist & Repertoire reps & Artist Development specialists responsible for signing / developing new talent. Join CMW’s session of pre-arranged, targeted business-to business with Artist & Repertoire reps who lead the commercial & artistic direction of successful record labels. Walk-Up Session: Line-up early. Space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign in onsite – bring business cards with/ contact info.

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM             (Concourse, Exhibition Area)
FOCUS ON USA – MEET USA EXHIBITORS – Hear The Music, Experience the USA
Travel & Music Media to USA Exhibits (Brand USA)

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM             (Kenora)
FOCUS ON USA – PRESS CONFERENCE – Official Presentations by USA Exhibitors
For the benefit of attending Travel & Music Media & anyone interested in music tourism stateside.

4:00 – 5:30 PM             (Lower Concourse – IMP HALL E)
FOCUS ON USA – NETWORKING RECEPTION
Meet the members of the incoming mission from the USA. Feat. special performance by Kelley Hunt.

 

FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2019


11:15 AM  – 5:15 PM              (Lower Concourse Lobby)
MENTORS CAFÉ
Meet one-on-one with music professionals and industry players in attendance and speaking at CMW panels. No appointment necessary. Just drop by to get advice from some of the finest people in this industry. Sponsored by The Inaxxs Group and LGCY Management.

10:35 AM – 11:35 AM             (Lower Concourse – Osgoode West)
SPOTLIGHT ON SOUTH AFRICA – PANEL
Attend a panel of market specialists, labels, publishers, managers, agents, talent buyers, concert promoters, and industry decision makers for CMW’s first-ever official mission from South Africa. Discover entry points& best practices for doing business with the South African music market. Meet those who can help build bridges between Canada and the world’s 31st-largest market for recorded music. (Int’l. Marketplace – Border Breakers – Export Development Series)

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM              (IMP – HALL E)

SPOTLIGHT ON SOUTH AFRICA – B2B One-on-One Meetings
 Meet with members of the delegation from the first-ever music mission from South Africa to CMW. Participate in a session of targeted, curated, pre-arranged meetings customized to your trade and business objectives. By appointment only on a first- come, first-served basis. Contact Kathy Hahn at the International Marketplace for more details <khahn300@gmail.com>. (International Marketplace – Border Breakers – Export Development Series)

3:15 PM – 5:15 PM             (Lower Concourse, IMP – Hall E)
MEET THE MUSIC SUPERVISORS – B2B One-on-One Meetings
Meet one-on-one with key Music Supervisors from around the world at CMW’s International Marketplace. A unique opportunity to exchange cards, build relationships and set the foundation to bring your music to the screen. Find out from the decision-makers what they are looking for and what it takes to win their attention. Participants for this year’s Sync Summit have worked on a variety of mainstream and cutting-edge projects including major television shows, motion pictures, games and iconic Cultural Brands. Meetings are pre-arranged by appointment only. Contact Kathy Hahn at the International Marketplace to sign up. <khahn300@gmail.com>.

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM (Lower Concourse, IMP – Hall E)
SPOTLIGHT ON SOUTH AFRICA – VIP INTERNATIONAL RECEPTION
Meet the members of the South African delegation. Presented by the Department of Arts and Culture, Republic of South Africa

8:00 PM – 2:00 AM The Hideout (584 College Street)
SPOTLIGHT ON SOUTH AFRICA – SHOWCASE
Discover the best in new talent from South Africa. Presented by the Department of Arts and Culture, Republic of South Africa.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 11, 2019

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Noon)    (Lower Concourse, IMP – Hall E)
MEET THE FESTIVALS
Meet the Festivals is a unique business-to-business networking opportunity. Meet one-on-one with some of the world’s leading festivals, concert promoters, and talent buyers. Exchange business cards, expand your horizons, set the foundation to play in new markets, reach new audiences and make new fans.
Meetings are pre-arranged by appointment only. Contact Kathy Hahn at the International Marketplace to sign up. <khahn300@gmail.com>.

11:15 AM  – 5:15 PM                  (Lower Concourse Lobby)
MENTORS CAFÉ
Meet one-on-one with music professionals and industry players in attendance and speaking at CMW panels. No appointment necessary. Just drop by to get advice from some of the finest people in this industry. Sponsored by The Inaxxs Group and LGCY Management.

12:15 PM – 2 15 PM (Lower Concourse, IMP – Hall E)
MEET RADIO    B2B One-on-One Meetings
(Walk-Up Session: First Come, First-Served. Line up early)
Mini music meetings at CMW: meet one-on-one with radio programmers. Build relationships, exchange business cards, share ideas and views on music and production. Meet face-to-face with key Canadian radio programmers, music directors and media influencers. Gain pointers on how to get a record on radio, what they need from you to make it happen. Walk-Up Session. Space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. Line-up early. Bring business cards.

2:30 PM – 4:30 PM             (Lower Concourse, IMP – Hall E)
MEET THE AGENTS   B2B One-on-One Meetings  
(Walk-Up Session: First Come, First-Served. Line up early)
Booking agents pave the road for touring artists and provide an essential service as a member of any artists’ management infrastructure. Join us for business-to-business one-on-one meetings for anyone looking to secure agents for their artists. Meet face-to-face with booking agents. Find out first-hand how to get their attention, build and sustain their interest. What do you need to do, to get signed to an agency? Exchange contact info gain a greater understanding of how booking agencies work and meet potential partners. Walk-Up Session. Space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. Line-up early. Bring business cards.

For the Full 3-Day Music Summit Programming – go here

    
 
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