2013 Focus on Nordic Regions

Northern Europe’s Nordic Countries – Norway, Iceland, Finland, Denmark and Sweden – and the associated regions of the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Aaland represent a valuable component of the global music industry. In 2010, Sweden was one of 13 countries to see digital sales and performance rights grow, reflecting the new opportunities of online and mobile channels. The five countries share many similar characteristics – language, topography, climate, a strong emphasis on music education and dynamic domestic scenes – as well as a reputation for technological prowess: firms such as Sweden’s Spotify, Iceland’s online social music marketplace gogoyoko and telecoms giants Nokia (Finland) and Ericsson (Sweden) are pioneering advances in global online and digital infrastructures. The territories are working together to develop a single cohesive market plan and talent exchange between the Nordic countries. Canadian Music Week will bring these regions into focus for Canadians and explore how this development makes it ideal and feasible to pursue as a potential export market.

 

DETAILS & ACTIVITIES

Each year, Canadian Music Week coordinates an International Buyers Program, identifying music professionals from around the world to meet and do reciprocal business with Canadian delegates. As part of 2013’s Program, CMW will present an International FOCUS ON the Nordic Region  which will include the following activities:

Welcoming Internationals Cocktails (Wednesday March 20)

Spotlight Showcases (Thursday March 21– Saturday March 23) – Showcases featuring some of the hottest new Nordic Region  artists

Thursday March 21 – 9:55 AM – 10:55 AM

PANEL: Border Breakers: How to do Business in the Nordic region
Marriott – Trinity 4-5

Thursday March 21 – 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

IMP Pre-arranged INTERNATIONAL meetings – European Nordic REGION Delegation
One-on-One pre-arranged meetings between the European Nordic delegation and Canadian delegates.(By appointment only)
Ontario Investment & Trade Centre, 250 Yonge Street, 35th Floor (via express elevators in the Eaton Centre)

Thursday March 21 – 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Meet the Nordics – VIP Reception (Marriott – ADELAIDE ROOM – IMP)

 

Session: Overview of the Canadian Music Market (Saturday March 23, 9:00 AM – 9:50 AM Trinity 4-5) – This primer will introduce foreign guests to the Canadian market. *MANDATORY SESSION*

Networking/Closing Cocktail Reception at the International Marketplace (Saturday March 23)[/box]

 

 

Featured Bands

Finland

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Denmark

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Iceland

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Norway

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Sweden

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