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 for more details.

The International Marketplace (IMP) at Canadian Music Week organized business-to-business meeting sessions with incoming mission delegates from the USA, Mexico, Japan, and Italy to meet with CAAMA members and Canadian industry delegates onsite at CMW  2018. CMW also welcomed representatives from Poland and South Africa.  More than 6,000 targeted B2B meetings took place during the course of the four day event.

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
    “We are thrilled the 36th edition of CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK recognized the Mexican music market – one of the world’s top growth markets. The CMW ‘FOCUS ON MEXICO’ hosted an incoming Mexican delegation which consisting of approximately 20 booking agents, artist managers, agency founders, among others VIP music businesses from various regions across the country – all of whom had the opportunity to meet and network with targeted business professional and incoming delegations from other countries.

    We also want to thank Aeromexico, AMEXCID, FONCA, Jalisco Government and Mexico Tourism Board. With their support, CMW presented seven Mexican bands including more than 50 Mexican bandmembers/artists in total, live in concert at the Rec Room restaurant in downtown Toronto, during the May 11-12 weekend”.

    Natalia López Sosa Montes de Oca, Consul, Cultural Affairs – Consulate General of Mexico (Toronto) CMW 2018

    “This was our first time at Canadian Music Week in support of the SPOTLIGHT ON FRANCE. We found it  to  be the ideal event for our industry to create, perform, and do business with the Canadian music market. We returned home with many new contacts across all facets of the industry for working partners from Canada and other parts of the globe who attended CMW. We are looking forward to come back next year to expand our network.”

    Constance Richard, Music Officer, Cultural Service of the Embassy of France

    “We attended Canadian Music Week with the first music delegation from Italy for the 2017 Focus on Italy. This proved to be an effective platform to open new pathways for future trade between Canada and our region. We are very pleased to have been part of this initiative, and look forward to growing this relationship.”

    Cristina Fina, International Development, Puglia Sounds, Medimex, Italy

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
– Overview of the Canadian Music Market