Few More Days to Apply for PASSPORT: Music Export Summit

passport summitApplications are now being accepted for a few for days for the PASSPORT: Music Export Summit. The program  delivers intensive training sessions to prepare export-ready Canadian artists and music entrepreneurs with business skills and artistic product development to increase international trade and export market development. The project is aimed at self-managed artists and artist managers (along with other music company entrepreneurs active in artist development) who are export-ready or engaged in the process of becoming export-ready. The applications deadline is Dec. 15, 2017.


Parallel events in Winnipeg and Halifax will provide participants with information and skills development on the topics of export market development and global release. The Winnipeg Summit will also include a stream for Indigenous artists/companies.

A follow-up Masterclass event at Calgary’s National Music Centre will be offered to select participants from the initial session, and will incorporate follow-ups of individual export plans, streamed live performances, and the creation of media assets for use in international marketing.


Participants must be available to participate in one of the following events. In the case of self managed bands, one member of the group will attend the summit.

Music Export Summit West – Winnipeg – February 21-25, 2018

**Music Export Summit Indigenous – Winnipeg – February 21-25, 2018 **

**Music Export Summit East – Halifax – February 28 – March 4, 2018 **

Selected artists will be invited to participate in the Music Export Summit Masterclass. Full bands and artists represented by artist managers in the program will attend. The masterclass will include live performance, recording, and creation of media assets. Artist selection for the Masterclass event will be based on engagement and progress made in the Summit, confirmed upcoming export development activity (showcases, tours, etc.), and selection by international industry committee.

Export Masterclass – National Music Centre, Calgary – April 8-12

More details on all PASSPORT events coming soon.

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Michael Raine is the Editor-in-Chief at Canadian Musician and Canadian Music Trade magazines. He also hosts the Canadian Musician Podcast.
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