PASSPORT: Music Export Summit Launches 5th Annual Industry Masterclasses

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PASSPORT: Music Export Summit returns this month for a virtual edition of the music industry masterclasses. This professional development program offers real-world knowledge from international and domestic music industry professionals and will assist some of Canada's export-ready talent in navigating the global music industry.

With guest mentors from the UK, USA, Australia, France, Germany, and Canada, PASSPORT will provide market intelligence, business skills, networking opportunities and information to develop export markets. This program is designed to help emerging Canadian artists and industry understand the challenges and opportunities of the global music landscape and meet their definition of global success.

PASSPORT will mentor artist managers, music companies, and export-ready self-managed artists from across the country working in a variety of genres, all preparing for significant market development and export activities.

The new round of sessions will take place virtually for artist managers and music companies (February 15 – 18) and for self-managed artists (March 1 – 4).

The program is funded by FACTOR with support from the Government of Canada. PASSPORT is produced by Manitoba Music, Music Nova Scotia, and Canada’s Music Incubator. See below for more information and visit for a list of participants.


Companies Summit
Arianna Benincasa, Artist Manager (ON)
Celena "Pinky" Simms, Black Mountain Music & Media (BC)
Chris Bryson, Misfit Music MGMT (MB)
Dwayne Marcial, Muzik Iz The Motive Entertainment (NB)
Jen Doerksen, Artist Manager (MB)
Kumud Singh, Black Buffalo Records (NS)
Marc-Evans Jeannot, Artist Manager (QC)
Miranda Mulholland, Roaring Girl Records (ON)
Nich Davies, Hurry Hard Records (AB) 

Artists Summit
Braden Lam (NS)
Brandon Baker, Electric Religious (AB)
Desire Kaniki, Desiire (ON)
Ed Durocher, Apollo Suns (MB)
Ellen Froese (SK)
Sara Corrigan, Ash Halo (MB)
Shaheen Alasmar, Shanii22 (NS)
Tatiana Zagorac, Talltale (AB)
Terra Spencer (NS) 

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