Passport Music Export Summit 2023 - Education & Conference Opportunity

Passport Music Export Summit 2023 - Education & Conference Opportunity

Artist Summit Feb. 21 - Feb 24, 2023 in Winnipeg //Self-Management Summit Feb 28- Mar 4, 2023 in Halifax

Deadline: September 23, 2022


PASSPORT: Music Export Summit provides custom training, networking opportunities, and ongoing mentorship for self-managed artists, artist managers, and music companies who are actively doing business internationally or are export ready. It’s a collaborative professional development program, serving all genres of music, developed and delivered by Manitoba Music, Music Nova Scotia, and Canada’s Music Incubator, supported by FACTOR and the Government of Canada.

DEADLINE September 23, 2022


PASSPORT assists internationally active and export-ready Canadian artists, artist managers and music companies to develop export strategies, enter new markets, establish worldwide partnerships, and connect with like-minded Canadian music professionals. PASSPORT will help you plan your strategy BEFORE you hit the ground in the market in order to make the most of your export showcases or business and team development activities. PASSPORT is a professional-level program that also includes, peer mentorship, that will address the specific needs of your export plans. 


Self-managed artists, artist managers, and music companies actively doing international or export-ready business should apply. Participants will have made initial inroads into international markets or are preparing for a new release campaign, international showcase festival, or tour in the coming 6-18 months. Participants will have taken part in foundational business training through their provincial music industry association, Canada’s Music Incubator, or regional music conferences, and have experience with basic music business administration and music marketing.

Participants must:

Be supporting a current release (in the past 12 months or upcoming 18 months)

Be available to attend the Passport: Music Export Summit (see dates/locations below)

Be 18-years-of-age or older

Be an artist or representative for an artist who is export-ready or working towards export-readiness. This can include experience with regional touring, success with music industry grants, significant streams and playlisting, radio play, sales, award recognition and industry team members.

Artist Summit Feb. 21 - Feb 24, 2023 in Winnipeg

Self-Management Summit Feb 28- Mar 4, 2023 in Halifax

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There is no fee to participate in the PASSPORT: Music Export Summit. Successful applicants will have transportation and accommodations covered by the program and will be given a per diem.


Submissions will be evaluated based on:

Rationale for how this program fits your export development plan.

Export-readiness and track record.

Current team.

Creating a balanced and dynamic peer cohort.