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SYDNEY (NS) – November 8, 2013 – The Government of Canada is providing funding to assist with the hosting of Nova Scotia Music Week 2013 and to support export opportunities that will help Nova Scotia artists and music entrepreneurs reach international markets.
“Atlantic Canada’s music industry is renowned for its world-class singers, songwriters, and musicians,” said the Honourable Rob Moore, Minister of State, (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency). “Our Government recognizes the importance of the music sector to our economy and the export potential of our region’s performers. That’s why we support initiatives like Nova Scotia Music Week 2013 that promote Nova Scotia’s talented performers both at home and abroad.”
Working through the Cape Breton Music Industry Cooperative (CBMIC), Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation (ECBC) has provided $88,635 to assist with the hosting of Music Week 2013 in Sydney and to facilitate showcase opportunities to promote Cape Breton based artists with a view to helping them develop relationships with national and international talent buyers, managers, publicists and media. An international program focusing on export opportunities in Nordic countries and the business of song writing will also be presented.
The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) has also provided $35,195 to Music Nova Scotia which will be used in part to implement an international buyers program during Music Week 2013 to assist export-ready Nova Scotia artists and music entrepreneurs reach international markets in an effort to increase and diversify their revenues.
Nova Scotia Music Week 2013 will be held in Cape Breton between November 7 and 10, 2013, and will attract in excess of 1,000 music industry delegates from 10 countries for a four-day event which includes a trade show, conference, international buyers program, showcasing events, business to business meetings, training and two award events - the Industry/Music Awards Brunch and the Gala Awards Show. The estimated economic impact of the event is $2 million, the majority of which will stay in Cape Breton.
“The experience and knowledge gained from the activities associated with this event will contribute to building a stronger cultural industry in Nova Scotia,” said Jennifer Currie of CBMIC. “It is essential to learn from the world around us and to foster exchange with the international music industry in order to nurture the creativity and talent in our own communities.”
Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation is a federal Crown corporation offering programs in support of commercial development, community development, environmental stewardship and real property development on Cape Breton Island and in the Mulgrave area.
Cape Breton Music Industry Cooperative
902 563 1161
Office of the Minister of State
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
613 941 7241
D. A. Landry
902 564 3617