Embedded within the convention, the International Marketplace serves dual purposes, as a provider of key services to international delegates and as a physical space for networking with others from Canada and around the world.
Follow-up with contacts made at other international conferences such as MIDEM, WOMEX, Reeperbahn, The Great Escape – and meet new potential business partners. The International Marketplace (IMP) team and Music Ambassadors are onsite and ready to help you connect with the delegates you want to do business with.
In advance, preview the online list of IMP participants who will be on-hand looking to do business in Canada. Sign in early, provide your objectives and we’ll help you make the right connection.
Hosting information panels on their international territories
Participating in international matchmaking sessions, prearranged one-on-one meetings and speed dating
“Meeting like-minded people who are just as passionate about the industry was very inspiring to us. We were made to feel very welcome by everyone working at CMW and we were presented with numerous opportunities to make connections and network with others in the industry. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience and would recommend wholeheartedly.” Cathy Ahearne, Elm (Ireland)
“Quite possibly THE BEST Music Industry Convention in the world. Having attended my fourth CMW-in-a-row, I can now tell you it ranks right up there with SXSW as the finest music conventions for artists, managers, record labels, publishers, producers, engineers and everyone who needs to connect with the finest talent in our industry. I wouldn’t think of missing one and, in fact, will implore my clients to attend in 2017 and beyond!” Joe D’Ambrosio, JD Management (New York) – Manager, Tony Visconti
“It’s been 7 years since you brought me and the rest of the China delegation to CMW 2009 (the first conference for most of us). It has set up a number of years of happy conference congregations (and two Handsome Furs Asia tours), and most of the people that were on that panel have continued to rock – Shen Lihui from Modern Sky has had his business valued at US$500m!!! The festival was awesome – I found at least 7 bands that I want to work with in China and I’ll let you know when I get them through. We have Radio Radio coming to play Canada Day on the 25th June. Thanks again for the invitation. Hope to see you again soon!” Archie Hamilton (China)
“Thoroughly enjoyed CMW and Toronto (what a brilliant city!), the B2B meetings were very successful and we met a range of industry personnel from all areas. I am confident that some of these meetings will lead to successful business relationships in the future!” Jack Saunders , RIFT Management (London, UK)
“CMW is one of the few international conferences I am still attending personally. It is a very important networking event to me and the amount of quality acts very high.” Michael Bisping, A.S.S. Concerts (Germany)
International Marketplace activities include:
Panels on Spotlighted Territory and Focus Country
International One-on-One Meetings
Overview of the Canadian Music Market
Many B2B meeting sessions are pre-arranged. Capacity is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first served basis. Please contact the International Marketplace for more details. By appointment only.
The International Marketplace is located at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Lower Concourse Tradeshow Floor, Hall E.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 2017
9:50 am – 10:40 am – Spotlight on France – Panel: Emmanuel Legrand, Editor for Music Week, moderates a panel of market specialists, talent buyers, concert promoters and industry decision makers for CWM’s first-ever official mission from France. Take the guesswork out of breaking into France and meet those who can help facilitate access to the 5th largest music market in the world. (Lower Concourse – Hall C
11:00 am – 1:00 pm 1×1: Pre-Arranged 1×1 B2B Intl Meetings: 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 <email@example.com>. (Intl Marketplace – Lower Concourse Hall E)
1:30 pm.– 3:30 pm: Meet the Festivals – Roundtable B2B Meetings: Meet face-to-face with some of the world’s leading festivals, concert Promoters and talent buyers. Capacity is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first served basis. Roundtable face-to-face meeting & pitch session. Ticketed Event (Lower Concourse – Osgoode Ballroom East)
Evening Showcase / Reception: Spotlight on France: The Rivoli, 334 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 2A2
THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 2017
11:10 am – 12:00 pm Noon: Focus on Italy – Panel: Moderated by Christoph Storbeck, Co Founder, Striker Entertainment & Music Managers’ Forum Italy. (Intl Marketplace – Lower Concourse Hall E)
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Focus on Italy – Pre-Arranged 1×1 B2B International Meetings: Meet one-on-one with members of the delegations from Italy in a session of targeted, curated, pre-arranged meetings customized to your trade objectives. By appointment only. Contact the Intl. Marketplace for details <firstname.lastname@example.org>. (Intl Marketplace – Lower Concourse – Hall E)
3:45 pm – 5:45 pm: Meet the Booking Agents – B2B Meetings (no appointment necessary – First come, first served basis); Booking agents pave the road for touring artists and can provide an essential service as a member of any artists’ management infrastructure. Join us for the first-ever business-to-business session of one-on-one meetings for those looking to secure agents for their artists. Meet face to face with agents. Find out how to earn their attention, build and sustain their interest. What do you need to do, to get signed to an agency? Trade contact info, gain a greater understanding of how booking agencies work and meet potential partners. Capacity is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first served basis. (Intl Marketplace – Lower Concourse – Hall E)
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm: Radio Meets Records – Mini Music Meetings (no appointment necessary, first come, first served basis): 1×1 B2B MEETINGS: The second annual session of mini music meetings at CMW. Radio and records meet 1×1 to build relationships, exchange business cards, share some ideas, views on music and production. Sign up for a little R&R and meet face to face with key Canadian radio programmers, music directors and trendsetters. Find out from the decision-makers how to get a record on radio, what they need from you to make it happen. Please note, space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. (Intl Marketplace – Lower Concourse – Hall E)
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm: Meet Taiwan – Pre-arranged B2B Meetings: Meet one-on-one with members of the delegations from Taiwan in a session of targeted, curated, pre-arranged meetings customized to your objectives. By appointment only. Contact the International Marketplace for details <email@example.com>. (Intl Marketplace – Lower Concourse – Hall E)
Evening Showcases and Receptions
– Focus on Italy – Showcase: Monarch Tavern, 12 Clinton Street, Toronto M6J 2N8
– Taiwan Showcase: Rivoli – 334 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 2A2
FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2017
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm: Industry Meets A&R – B2B Meetings (No appointment necessary – First come, first served basis): From artist demos to radio, retail & concert stage: Meet one-on-one with Artist & Repertoire reps responsible for signing and developing new talent. Be part of CMW’s first-ever session of pre-arranged, targeted business-to-business meetings between industry and Artists & Repertoire who lead the commercial and artistic direction of successful record labels. Space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. (Intl Marketplace – Lower Concourse – Hall E)
3:45 pm – 6:00 pm: CMW Sync Summit – Roundtable Meetings with World’s Top Music Supervisors: The annual gathering of the world’s top music supervisors. Meet Multimedia’s “Top” Music Supervisors at Canadian Music Week’s Annual Sync Summit. Ticketed Event. (Osgoode Ballroom East)
For more information, please contact: Kathy Hahn, Director of International Marketplace, firstname.lastname@example.org
For the 2015 edition of the IMP at CMW, Canadians met one-on-one with international delegates from Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and Japan, as well as Music Supervisors and Festival Programmers in a total more than 5,000 business-to-business (B2B) meetings, and networked with another 2,000 + leads and connections. Delegates from 32 countries were at CMW, with 400 international delegates onsite actively looking to do business with Canadians.