CCIM part of music industries trade mission to Japan - November 5 to 9, 2007
Tuesday September 18, 2007
CCIM has been invited to be part of the Canadian Independent Record Production's (CIRPA) Music Mission to Japan that will take place this November. Working with the federal government through the Department of Foreign and International Trade and with the Canadian Embassy in Japan and the Ontario Media Development Corporation, CIRPA will be conducting a 5-day Music Mission to Japan.
CIRPA is the national trade association representing the Canadian-owned sector of the Canadian music industry. CIRPA's membership of 159 consists of Canadian owned companies and representatives of Canadianowned companies involved in every aspect of the music and music-related industries including record producers, record labels, recording studios, managers, music video producers and directors, and others professionally involved in the sound recording and music video industries.
The Catalogue of Canadian Instrumental Music is an online summary of Canadian artists and their recorded works. The availability of this catalogue is a first step in enabling the music, film, television and advertising industries to access and program instrumental music where idea and to assist them to source Canadian choices. The catalogue is in the public domain, available through the internet and is independently organized and administered.
Japan is the second largest music market in the world, next only to the United States. The domestic Japanese is split equally between the indies and the majors. The indies represent hundreds of labels, resulting in a vibrant scene crossing a wide variety of genres with plenty of opportunity for foreign licensing.
The live scene continues to expand, with major festivals now taking place every weekend in the summer. The appetite for foreign product grows along with it, offering ample opportunity for sufficient promotion in a non- English speaking market.
Only fifteen to twenty companies have been selected to participate which will include pre-arranged one-onone meetings, invitation-only networking sessions and artist showcases with invited Japanese executives and decision makers. CCIM will be part of the networking events, an online link up will be present at the showcase allowing guests to peruse the site and get in person instruction and printed materials will be part of the gift bags.