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The British Are Coming!

CAAMA, in association with Canadian Music Week, is facilitating access for Canadian artists and labels to the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales) and Ireland.

With a population of 64.1 million, the UK is the third largest in the European Union (behind Germany and France.)  It is the second largest music market in Europe and ranked fourth worldwide with industry revenues of US$1.33 billion (*IFPI RIN 2014) and the largest performance rights market in the world

In May 2016, at Canadian Music Week in Toronto, will be hosting labels, booking agents, festival organizers, promoters, talent buyers and industry specialists from the entertainment sectors open new trade routes for Canadians who are interested in furthering opportunities with these two key European markets as part of a Spotlight on the UK and Focus on Ireland.


To complement the 2016 Spotlight on the UK, CAAMA (Canadian Association for the Advancement of Music and the Arts) will present an expansion to the initiative to include a Focus on Ireland at Canadian Music Week 2016 (May 2016 in Toronto).

With a population of 4.8 million, Ireland is the 31st most important music market worldwide, a total trade value of recorded music revenue of $USD 40.9 million.

As part of CMW’s International Buyer’s Program, the 2016 Focus on Ireland will bring key buyers, market experts and industry reps from various sectors together with the Canadian music industry in Toronto during the event’s conference schedule. Delegates from Ireland will participate in export market training sessions and share their expertise and insights while opening new trade routes for business investment and revenue potential for all in attendance.

Now in its 34th year, Canadian Music Week is one of the world’s most important and longest running international music business destinations, as well as one of the biggest new music festivals in Canada showcasing global talent.  Attracting thousands of delegates from more than 30 countries each year, the event serves as a convergence point for international networking, business to business transactions, structured one-on-one meetings, and specialized export programming.


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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