PASSPORT: Music Export Summit Now Taking Applications for 6th Edition of Industry Masterclasses from Canada

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

Deadline to apply: Friday, September 23, 2022

Applications are now open for a new edition PASSPORT: Music Export Summit. The program 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.

Taking place in February and March 2023, PASSPORT will prepare music entrepreneurs with business skills and product development to help bring Canadian music to the world.  PASSPORT will help you plan your strategy before you hit the ground in the market, to make the most of your export showcase or business development activities. PASSPORT is professional-level, peer mentorship, that will address the specific needs of your export plans.View past participants

The new round of parallel sessions will take place for industry professionals in Winnipeg (February 21 - 24) and for self-managed artists in Halifax (February 28 - March 4). Guidelines, criteria, and submissions info is available at

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.


The PASSPORT program encouraged me to dream bigger with confidence. It helped me identify what my toolkit needs and how to get it in the company of artists who understand the challenges and are eager to motivate each other. I am inspired! - Terra Spencer

"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

Great program, well organized and lots of amazing content provided for participants. It really gives you a deep dive into markets where companies are looking to export their music. - Dwayne Marcial, Muzik Iz the Motive Entertainment 

"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

"This program was perfect on many levels, and more people need to be aware of PASSPORT." – Michael Warren, Unique Applause

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