2017 Spotlight on France

cmw-international-france-600x600The 2017 ‘Spotlight on France’ marked the first-ever official mission from France to CMW, and was long overdue. The Canadian Association for the Advancement of Music and the Arts (CAAMA), in association with Canadian Music Week, facilitated access for Canadian artists and music companies to do business with music companies and market specialists from France. With a population of 66.7 million, France is ranked by The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) as the 5th largest music market in the world for recorded music with $USD 809 million in trade value. France is also ranked 5th worldwide for both physical and digital. 48.7 Increase in Streaming Revenue In France, streaming revenues grew last year by a remarkable 48.7 per cent. Streaming is well on its way to overtaking physical, with income from the consumption of music streams on ad-supported video services now equal to the revenue from vinyl sales (US$12.6M vs. US$12.7M.) France ranks third for both Synchronization and Performing Rights. Streaming has increased its market share from 16% in 2014 to 24% in 2015. The market is projected to reach 1.8 billion in 2016. Technology is changing music consumption in France, yet 42M French still tune in to some 250 radio stations every day. More than half of France uses a cell phone, with 36.56M mobile phone users, and expected to reach to 55.6M (or 83%) by 2021. More blogs per Inhabitant than any other country France has more blogs per inhabitant than any other country, which indicates potential opportunities to promote music through social blogs and platforms. The SPOTLIGHT ON FRANCE at CMW 2017 provided a platform for Canada’s artists to promote their music to buyers and industry from France, and a unique opportunity for Canada’s Francophone community. Although French is the country’s official language, France hosts another 75 languages including 24 European languages - due in part, to its proximity to so many different European countries. In April 2017 in Toronto, CMW hosted labels, booking agents, festival organizers, promoters, talent buyers and industry specialists from the entertainment sectors in order to 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 France and Focus on Italy.   "It was my first time attending Canadian Music Week and I felt so welcome, met such wonderful people and great professionals, it was simply amazing. I could attend passionate debates taking place at the heart of today’s music industry, discover fantastic bands live on stage and close great business deals at the same time without forgetting to mention the Music City Summit which was not only a first for me but also opened up brand new horizons for me. In other words definitely the place to be where I felt at home and am looking forward at next year’s edition for even greater musical event "  Didier Zerath, DZ Factory - Artist management & Music industry consultant - President AMA-France, IMMF Board Member (France) CAAMA provided a market intelligence report and trade support for Canadian artists and music companies to do business.  The report  includes an in-depth overview of the territories and serves as an invaluable resource following up on the 2017 Spotlight and Focus activities. Download the Market Intelligence Report - SPOTLIGHT ON FRANCE

Schedule-At-A-Glance

 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Spotlight Panel:  9:50 a.m. – 10:40 a.m. Meet one-on-one with members of the delegations from France in a session of targeted, curated, pre-arranged meetings customized to your objectives. By appointment only. Contact the International Marketplace for details <kathy@cmw.net> (Intl Marketplace - Sheraton Lower Concourse Hall E)
 
Pre-Arranged 1x1 B2B Intl Meetings - 11 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Meet one-on-one with members of the delegations from France in a session of targeted, curated, pre-arranged meetings customized to your objectives. By appointment only. Contact the International Marketplace for details <kathy@cmw.net> (Intl Marketplace - Sheraton Lower Concourse Hall E)
Evening: VIP Reception and Showcase - The Rivoli - ‎334 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 2A2

Mission Participants

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