This January, CIMA will be conducting theirthird Business and Showcase Mission to AmericanaFest UK. This year the event will be held virtually from January 25-28, 2021. AmericanaFest UK is a four-day conference, awards show and music festival featuring Americana music from the US, Austria, Spain, Denmark, the UK and more.
As a growing genre, and one very popular in Canada, Americana (a combination of roots, blues, folk and alt country music) is an important market to expand on in the UK for the Canadian Music industry. AmericanaFest UK is keen to build the Canadian presence in the UK with a showcase and business initiative. This presents a lucrative opportunity for the vast number of Canadian music companies who represent this genre of music in Canada.
• Canadian business in attendance will get the chance to showcase their artists virtually in front of Americana buyers and industry in the UK as well as conference delegates from around the world.
• A business initiative will be set up to connect the Canadian business representatives with UK industry, media and buyers. More details to come.
How to Apply:
This opportunity is currently open to 6 Canadian artists who are export-ready and fit the Americana genre. Each artist must have a business representative who will be available to participate during AmericanaFest UK in the conference and business events/meetings.
Final selection of the artists will be at the discretion of the AmericanaFest UK festival selection committees.
This mission is open to qualifying CIMA member companies as well as qualifying non-member companies. If you meet the criteria outlined above please submit your applications by clicking here.
The deadline to apply is Friday, November 13.