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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

Brought To You By: CAAMA, FACTOR, Global Affairs Canada, Ontario Creates


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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