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2021 Spotlight on the Netherlands

The Canadian Association for the Advancement of Music and the Arts (CAAMA) is presenting a  SPOTLIGHT ON THE NETHERLANDS at Canadian Music Week in May 2021.

The Spotlight in designed to facilitate access for CAAMA members, Canadian artists, entrepreneurs and music companies to do business with music companies and market specialists from the Netherlands.

To advance the upcoming Spotlight and to support market entry, CAAMA has produced a MARKET ACCESS GUIDE TO THE NETHERLANDS.

A growth market, the Netherlands’ total music market ranked 10th worldwide, up from #11 in 2019.

The Netherlands showed an increase in revenue of 3.8 percent year over year in 2020 to US$327.3 MN,  ranking #6 for Performance Rights, #11 for Streaming (up 15.6% YoY) , #21 for Other Digital, #14 for Synchronization and #11 for Physical.

It is home to one of the most important industry events for European artists, Eurosonic Noorderslag which takes place Jan. 13-16, 2021 in Groningen) and one of the world’s most important Dance Music events with the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) (Oct. 13-17, 2021.)

Stay turned for more details leading up to the 2021 Spotlight activities.


For a copy of the Market Access Guide to the Netherlands, please email


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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