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Virtual International Marketplace ‘MEET THE EXPERTS’ Info series at CMW


CAAMA introduced Meet the Experts at the 2021 Virtual International Marketplace at CMW.

The new virtual format enabled CAAMA to archive each of the panels for viewing on demand at your convenience. The  panels featured interactive Q&A and  provided insight and intelligence on the following topics: Artist and Business Managers; Talent and Concert Promoters; Booking Agents and Radio Programmers.

If you participated at Canadian Music Week and missed any of the Intl. Marketplace sessions during  CMW, you can check out the video archives for video-on-demand:

If you are a CAAMA member and were not able to attend CMW and are interested in viewing any of the following video panels, please email to request access. Include updated contact info.

Please stay tuned or email for details on future info sessions.

You can view the panels at the links listed below.


This panel de-mystified the roles and responsibilities of talent, concert and festival promoters. The panelists from the Netherlands and Poland outlined what they do, roles they assume, goals and objectives, and various strategies to get their attention.


Watch panel here:



The audience heard from key radio programmers, music directors and media influencers. Panelists talked about how to get a record to radio, the importance of radio promotion teams and what radio needs from you to make it happen. Watch panel here:



The panel explored what benefits booking agents can provide, how to get their attention, how to build and sustain their interest and what they are looking for when they sign new artists to their roster.

Watch panel here:



At what stage do you need a manager? What can they do to help your career? Panelists talked about their own experience as managers, and how they have navigated the various scenarios. How best to find the right manager to bring your career to the next level. From Charlene’s taking on management for Trippy Red, to Joe’s 22 years in management of behind-the-glass talent (producers, engineers, mixers, songwriters, composers, arrangers, mastering Watch panel here:


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.

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