CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK 2011 BRINGS SOUTHEAST ASIA TO YOUR DOORSTEP

The 2011 instalment of Canadian Music Week will feature an international focus on Southeast Asia.

From March 10-11, Canadian Music Week delegates will get an insider's look at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) - one of the world's fastest growing economic regions. With a population of 575mn people and a combined GDP of $1.4 trillion, the ASEAN is considered Asia's free trade hub. A growing market for western music, ASEAN represents important trade opportunities for Canadian artists and the music industry at large. Industry professionals from the ASEAN, including Bangkok, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, and Singapore, will be on hand presenting market overviews, conducting one-on-one meetings with Canadian delegates, and participating in speed dating networking sessions.

Ensure your place. Connect and network with market specialists from the world arena and gain access to a vast global market.
BUILDING BRIDGES WITH EMERGING MARKETS...

Over the past seven years, Canadian Music Week has been traveling the world, making inroads into emerging markets and securing partnerships with leading events to provide opportunities for Canadian artists, musicians and music companies. From Australia to India, England to Hong Kong, we have brought in buyers from all over the globe to network, strike deals, and hear some of the best talent Canada has to offer.

And next month we'll be doing it again...

CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK RETURNS TO HONG KONG IN MAY FOR MUSIC MATTERS

On May 26, Canadian Music Week will be traveling back to Hong Kong for Music Matters - Asia's first and only regional music business conference. A one-stop access point for those interested in the Asia Pacific entertainment business, Music Matters has hosted some of the world's most respected artists and industry leaders.

Through a partnership with Music Matters that has been nurtured for three years now, our combined efforts will see the presentation of Canadian Blast in Hong Kong.

"Asia has been Canadian Music Week's focus for export development for the past three years. We are grateful to Music Matters for their belief in our emerging artists and we are proud to present with CIMA, for the first time in Hong Kong, five of Canada's most promising new artists," says Canadian Music Week President, Neill Dixon.