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2013 Spotlight on Korea

South Korea illustrates how good legal services, combined with strong repertoire and a healthy legal environment can lead to significant market growth.  According to IFPI, the recorded music market in South Korea grew by 6 per cent in value in the first half of last year, following a 12 per cent increase the previous year. Seven years ago Korea was ranked as the 33rd music market in the world. Today, it is ranked as the 11th largest market, one of a small number of countries reporting large growth in recorded-music sales.

One of the most wired countries in the world, digital piracy devastated its music industry until South Korea became one of the first countries in the world to introduce a three-strikes system to deal with the issue. Now, with an estimated three million music subscribers and a pioneer of anti-piracy legislation, South Korea remains one of the most successful digital music markets with the market seeing more than half (53%) of its revenues derived from digital channels. Virtually all households are connected to a high-speed broadband service, and mobile penetration exceeds 100%, with almost all members of the population able to own a mobile device now having one. South Korean copyright law also requires online service providers,

including P2P services, to block the illegal distribution of infringingmaterial. Unauthorised P2P services and overseas blogs and cyberlockers are targeted through a programme of website blocking.

For a number of years Western countries have seen South Korea as the future music-industry model. It is also an example of how territories moving away from physical music distribution and toward digital may proceed.

For Korea and Canada relations, 2013 marks our 50 year Golden Jubilee with the establishment of Korea-Canada diplomatic relations beginning on January 14, 1963.  To mark this anniversary and celebrate our friendship  Canadian Music Week brings South Korea into focus, this growing market will soon be open for Canadians to be discovered

For a number of years Western countries have seen South Korea as the future music-industry model. It is also an example of how territories moving away from physical music distribution and toward digital may proceed. As Canadian Music Week brings South Korea into focus, this growing market will soon be open for Canadians to be discovered.

 

 

DETAILS & ACTIVITIES

  • Welcoming Internationals Cocktails (Wednesday March 20)
  • Spotlight Showcases (Thursday March 21– Saturday March 23) – Showcases featuring some of the hottest new Korean artists
  • Thursday March 21 – 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM IMP Pre-arranged INTERNATIONAL meetings – Korean Delegation One-on-One pre-arranged meetings between the Korean delegation and Canadian delegates.(By appointment only) Ontario Investment & Trade Centre, 250 Yonge Street, 35th Floor (via express elevators in the Eaton Centre)
  • Saturday March 23 – 9:55 AM – 10:45 AM PANEL: Spotlight on Korea A panel of VIPs and music professionals from Korea who will provide an insider’s look into the Korean music market. Marriott – Trinity 4-5
  • Saturday March 23 – 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Meet the Koreans – VIP Reception Marriott – IMP
  • Session: Overview of the Canadian Music Market (Saturday March 23, 9:00 AM – 9:50 AM Trinity 4-5) – This primer will introduce foreign guests to the Canadian market. *MANDATORY SESSION*
  • Networking/Closing Cocktail Reception at the International Marketplace (Saturday March 23)

FEATURED BANDS

GOONAM

Location: Seoul, N/A KoreaGenre:Alternative,Dance / DJ,ElectronicInexplicably named after geriatric Korean swingers scandalously joyriding in an old school Hyundai sedan, Goonamguayeoridingstella (aka \’Goonam\’) is a trippy-hippy, retro-electro rock act whose cosmic booty jams provide Read More

Spotlight on Korea
Thursday March 21 @ 10:00PM
Tattoo Rock Parlour
 

LOWDOWN 30

Location: Seoul, N/A KoreaGenre:RockStraight up, soju-fuelled blues rock from the Republic of Korea, Lowdown 30 is a simmering Seoul trio known for throwing down searing guitars, throbbing bass, and pounding beats. Read More

Spotlight on Korea
Thursday March 21 @ 11:00PM
Tattoo Rock Parlour
 

NO BRAIN

Location: Seoul, N/A KoreaGenre:Punk,RockPowered by raw vocals, razor guitars, and sharp suits, Korea’s premier punk brigadiers < No Brain > have notched 3,000+ shows in over 15 years to stomp up K-Pop charts and march across Korean Music Award red carpets with a s Read More

Spotlight on Korea
Thursday March 21 @ 12:00AM
Tattoo Rock Parlour
 

WINDY CITY

Location: Seoul, Seoul South KoreaGenre:Dub,Reggae2004/ Team up 2005/ 1st album ?Love Record? Release 2006/ ?Psychedelicious City? E.P. Relaese 2006/ ?Love Record? Japan Release 2007/ 2st Album ?Countryman?s Vibrat 2012/ MINI ALBUM “We Invite” Read More

CMF Showcase
Wednesday March 20 @ 10:00PM
Lula Lounge

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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