For Immediate Release Thursday July 19, 2017
Canadian Music Week/CAAMA presents
CMW Music Industry Market Report & Directory
In partnership with Martin Melhuish
Canadian Music Week (CMW) in association with C.A.A.M.A. (Canadian Association for the Advancement of Music & the Arts), is excited to team up with Canada’s Literary Music Man, Martin Melhuish, to transcribe the CMW Music Industry Market Report & Directory, in response to popular demand from countless international delegates that attend CMW each year. The CMW Music Industry Market Report & Directory will focus on and analyze all parts of the Canadian music industry, which includes hundreds of verified market facts and contacts within venues, live event services, promoters, publishers, recording services, studios, associations, organizations, festivals, events, media, consultants and more!
Canadian Music Week has been successfully organizing international Spotlight and Focus events and initiatives for over ten years, providing market research in key worldwide territories such as France, Italy, U.K., Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Japan, Korea, Nordic Region, Latin America, Spain, Portugal, Singapore, South East Asia, India, and China. Each year, international delegates from these territories participate at CMW and ask the same question, “Where is the Canadian Market Report to help with exporting artists?”
“After more than a decade of hosting international buyers and working closely on export development, we are finally bridging the gap across all music sectors to deliver a market report and directory that focuses on Canada. CMW has held numerous Spotlights and Focuses, as well as an annual International Market place, to help narrow in on important international markets that should do business with Canadians. Now we can give everyone what they’ve been asking for… a guide that will support internationals executing business in Canada with up to date resources and contacts.” – Neill Dixon, President, Canadian Music Week
Martin Melhuish will be a key contributor to the CMW Music Industry Market Report & Directory, andis a writer and creative entrepreneur better known as Canada’s Literary Music Man. From biographies to instructive histories, Martin is the author of several valued Canadian music influenced books such as Oh What A Feeling: A Vital History of Canadian Music – Next Generation (2013) (Quarry Press/Fox Books).
ABOUT MARTIN MELHUISH
Born in Penzance, Cornwall and resident in Canada since the 1960s, Martin Melhuish has been one of the most literate and productive music journalists and authors writing about musicians for more than 40 years. His books range from a definitive biography of Bachman-Turner Overdrive to a colourful and instructive history of Celtic music and a series of books that spin stories about the early years in Canadian music, chronicling achievements that in many cases have been overlooked and untold. Martin’s authorial histories have been the basis for a number of television documentaries, radio shows and album compilations. Martin has authored more than a dozen music-related books. Martin holds international multimedia experience in the fields of music, entertainment and popular culture as a TV producer/director/writer, radio producer/writer, author, journalist, magazine editor and music historian. Martin Melhuish is a respected music historian, his works include: Heart of Gold: 30 Years of Canadian Pop Music; Rock Is My LIfe, This Is My Song: The Authorized Biography of Bachman-Turner Overdrive; The Supertramp Book: The Authorized Biography; Wired for Sound: A Guitar Odyssey, and Celtic Tides: Traditional Music in a New Age. The former Canadian Editor of Billboard and Managing Editor of the Canadian music trade magazine, The Record, he is also a Gemini Award-nominated writer, who has worked on dozens of authorized TV biopics (The Band, Blondie, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, George Jones, Weird Al Yankovic, The Mamas and the Papas, Roy Orbison and Patsy Cline, among many others) and an internationally-syndicated series featuring shows on The Who, ELO, Kate Bush, Heart, Supertramp, The Moody Blues and others. He produced and wrote the CBC feature production, Tower of Song: An Epic Story of Canada and Its Music, which also aired on PBS in the U.S.
ABOUT CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK
Now in its 36th year, Canadian Music Week is Canada’s leading annual entertainment event dedicated to the expression and growth of the country’s music, media and entertainment industries. Combining four information-intensive conferences; a trade exposition; a film festival; a comedy festival; five awards shows and the nation’s largest new music festival, CMW spans a six-day period from May 7 to 13, 2018 at the Sheraton Centre Hotel, and in more than 50 downtown Toronto venues, attracting participants from across the globe.
ABOUT C.A.A.M.A. (CANADIAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF MUSIC & THE ARTS)
The Canadian Association for the Advancement of Music and the Arts (C.A.A.M.A.) is a national not-for-profit, Toronto-based, artist-driven trade organization representing the interests of over 15,000 members that are emerging performing artists, musicians, artist entrepreneurs and small artist owner-operated music businesses in Canada. Dedicated to the domestic and international development of Canada’s sound recording industry, it supports all segments of the Canadian-owned independent music industry. Since 1991 C.A.A.M.A. has been a principle advocate for the growth and development of Canadian independent music worldwide. Through our focus on international market development and artist-driven initiatives, C.A.A.M.A. empowers its members with valuable education, networking and showcasing opportunities, and professional development services to access the world market and succeed as cultural entrepreneurs in today’s evolving music landscape.
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