PASSPORT: Music Export Summit Now Taking Applications for 4th Edition of Industry Masterclasses

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Program Offers Custom Training and Networking Opportunities for Self-Managed Artists, Artists Managers, and Music Companies from Canada

Applications are now open for a new edition PASSPORT: Music Export Summit. The intensive professional development program is geared at career expansion for artist managers, music companies, and export-ready, self-managed artists in Canada.

Taking place in February 2021, PASSPORT will prepare music entrepreneurs with business skills and product development to help bring Canadian music to the world. PASSPORT is an opportunity to learn from experienced professionals with extensive knowledge and success in preparing artists for international export, and also from their peers. View past participants

The new round of parallel sessions in will take place for artist managers in Winnipeg (February 16-20) and for self-managed artists in Halifax (February 23-27), offering music entrepreneurs real-world knowledge in navigating new export markets to foster success in the global music industry. Guidelines, criteria, and submissions info is available at

PASSPORT will shift to an online format if public health restrictions limit travel and group gatherings, with a slight change to the dates: Winnipeg (February 14-24) and Halifax (February 23 - March 3).

Produced by Manitoba Music in partnership with Music Nova Scotia, and Canada’s Music Incubator, the project is funded by FACTOR with support from the Government of Canada.


"I really loved everything about this program. Apart from the invaluable knowledge and access to resources that will accelerate my artist career, it was a really nice space to feel supported and inspired. I feel rejuvenated as an artist to continue to try and grow my career with new knowledge and an excitement to continue to be a part of the music industry and try to carve out a place in it in Canada and beyond." – RIELL, Halifax summit participant 2020

"This program was perfect on many levels, and more people need to be aware of PASSPORT." – Michael Warren, manager for Tanika Charles, Winnipeg summit participant 2020)

"I learned what I need to do and steps to take to build my team, how to gain access to my royalties, and build my music as a business." – Mouraine, Halifax summit participant 2020)

"The Passport program has helped me immensely to figure out how to prep for the upcoming conferences and showcases I am engaging. Further I have concrete actionable information as to how to pick up the pieces from my current project and push it forward another year and keep thinking about international development." – Liam Prost, Soaring Eagle Records, Winnipeg summit participant 2020

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