Music Export Canada Presents: Canadian Blast at Reeperbahn 2017

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CIMA returns to Hamburg and Berlin, Germany this September for the 2017 edition of the Reeperbahn Festival! We’re excited to finally reveal the companies and artists who will be joining us on this mission as Canada is featured as the focus country this year. This year CIMA will use the opportunity presented by Canada’s 150th Anniversary to shine a light on Canadian talent and attract a wider audience to Canadian events.

Events will kick off in Berlin where companies will get the opportunity to participate in a pre-Reeperbahn business initiative that CIMA is working on with Berlin’s Reeperbahn office and the Canadian embassy. The initiative includes a full day of business events at the Canadian embassy (round table sessions with German industry, networking luncheon, one on one sessions with German industry), a Tuesday evening Berlin industry networking reception followed by a showcase at Fluxbau. On Wednesday morning the Canadian delegation will participate in office tours (between 4-6 visits) and will then take the Berlin networking train, sponsored by Reeperbahn, to Hamburg which will feature two acoustic showcases from Canadian artists.

In Hamburg, Canadian companies will get the opportunity to participate in the Canada House opening reception on Thursday at Kukuun, the Canada host country reception, a Meet the Canadians speed dating session with German industry and the Saturday closing reception at Canada House.

Canadian Blast showcases will take place on Thursday September 21, Friday September 22 and Saturday September 23 at Kukuun (Spielbudenplatz 21-22 20359, Hamburg). The three days of showcases will feature 30 Canadian acts: Aliocha, La Bronze, Matt Holubowski, Soda Pony, Old Cabin, Sarah Macdougall, Boniface, FOONYAP, Sierra Noble, Dear Rouge, AMISTAD, Youngblood, The Tourist Company, SATE, Adaline, iLLVibe, Taylor Knox, Megan Nash, Close Talker, Sampson, Port Cities, Matt Mays, Mo Kenney, The Brood, Mauno, The Standstills, One Bad Son, Tyler Shaw, Grand Analog and The Jerry Cans.

Canadian companies with participants in attendance include: Acronym Records, Aporia Records, Audiogram, Baseline Music, Cadence Music, CCS Rights, CLK Management, Devil Duck, Hopeful Tragedy Records, Hyvetown, Indoor Recess Inc, Jones & Co., Kartel Music, Northstarr Entertainment, Opak Media, Pandyamonium Management, Popguru Sound and Vision, Resonance Management, Six Shooter Records, Sonic Entertainment Group and more.

Thank you to our presenting partners: Alberta Music, Epstein Management Firm, Manitoba Music, Music BC, MusicOntario/OMDC, Music Nova Scotia, Music Yukon, Richard Flohill & Associates, SaskMusic and Quebec Creates/SODEC.

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