Breaking Borders - International Music Markets

August 29, 2017 - 8:46am

Breaking Borders: International Music Markets
September 12, 2017

Daytime panel events at The Sheraton, 612 Spadina Cres. E, Saskatoon (Register by Sept 6)
Evening showcase at Amigo's, Saskatoon (Submit by Aug 28,

To register for this event, you must be a current member of SaskMusic. Individual memberships are available for $50/year. Bands may attend this event together as long as one person in the band is a current member.

Preparing for international touring can be an intimidating process. After your hard work building an audience at home, taking the plunge into the unknowns of international markets can be challenging on a number of levels. However, countless opportunities are often waiting beyond our borders: new markets, performance opportunities, networking prospects, and growing your brand with the possibility of one day performing on the global stage.

SaskMusic will be bringing several international export leaders to Saskatoon and offering exclusive access to these sought-after delegates, who will then be participating in panels at the 2017 BreakOut West Conference in Edmonton AB, September 13-17.

Whether you’re an emerging artist with the intention of working towards international markets, or an established act looking for some tips and tricks to improve your international tour results, this event will answer questions and offer insight on how to make the most of your international tours. The morning panel will cover a variety of international export points including tools and techniques for getting you to an export-ready status, and developing a solid export strategy to get your music into the international marketplace. Our panelists will then be meeting with attendees in round table sessions in the afternoon. These sessions will allow you the opportunity to meet with each of these professionals in a more one to one setting.

In the evening we will present 3 export-ready Saskatchewan artists in a showcase for the panelists, fellow attendees, and general public. Artists must have attended the workshop that day in order to be considered for a showcase spot.

To register for the panel and showcase, you must be a current member of SaskMusic.

Tuesday, September 12
Event Schedule (subject to change):

  • 9:00-9:30am Doors open, coffee
  • 9:30-10:30am Pitching Seminar: How to prepare yourself for meetings with internationals
  • 10:30am-1:00pm International panel discussion
  • 1:00-2:00pm Lunch, provided
  • 2:00-5:00pm Round table sessions
  • 8:00-9:00pm Showcasing artists load-in
  • 9:00-11:30pm Artist Showcases at Amigos. *This event will be free to the public.

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