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Japan Business & Showcase Mission 2017

where: Tokyo, Japan
when: October 2017 (dates TBA)

What to Expect

Japan is the second largest music market in the world, ranking first in the world for physical sales, third in digital sales, fourth in performance rights and third in synchronization rights revenues. The market offers an array of opportunities for Canadian music companies. There is a clear and demonstrated appetite for foreign music in Japan, which creates a path of opportunity for Canadian independents to travel.


This will mark CIMA’s fifth trade mission to Japan, and it will be an initiative to assist its members to develop trade relations and new business opportunities in Japan for the export of Canadian music products. Potential revenue is anticipated to be from licensing masters, sub-publishing, neighbouring rights, touring opportunities and through new sources of revenue from digital and mobile content.


Details will be announced soon for CIMA’s 2017 Business and Showcase mission to Japan.

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