The International Marketplace organized virtual meetings in advance of the 2022 SPOTLIGHT ON JAPAN on May 31, 2022 for close to 300 meetings between CAAMA members, Canadian participants and Japanese buyers and professionals.The meetings advanced the SPOTLIGHT ON JAPAN  panel, which takes place on Thursday, June 9 (at Canadian Music Week – Intercontinental Hotel Toronto – CMW Ballroom) from 9:00 AM  to 9:45 AM EDT.


9:00 AM9:45 AM         Thursday June 9, 2022
(Ballroom, Intercontinental Hotel Toronto)

(Panel Discussion) Attend the SPOTLIGHT ON JAPAN panel in person at CMW. Discover market specialists, labels, publishers, managers, agents, talent buyers, concert promoters, and industry decision makers from Japan. Meet people who can help build bridges between Canada and the world’s second most important music market.

Sebastian Mair, President, Music Solutions will moderate the panel live from CMW in Toronto, with panelists being streamed from Japan in real time. The SPOTLIGHT ON JAPAN is organized in association with the Embassy of Canada to Japan, Mari Kawajiri, Matt Frazer and their team.

Panelists streaming live from Japan include:

– Atsuko Yashima – Resentative Director and Producer , Eight Islands

– Ryo Ito, EO, Songwriter & Music Producer, Monogadade Productions

– Shiroh “Onta” Kawaguchi Project Marketing & Intl. PR Manager , Creativeman Prod.

– Tak Furuichi – JVC Kenwood Victor Entertainment

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