A2IM announces the second export support opportunity under the MDCP (Market Development Cooperator Program) funding from Commerce ITA. The goal of the program is to support music labels that will be new to export and music labels looking to expand their export businesses.
Our Worldwide Independent Network (WIN) colleagues from Brazil at ABMI, The Brazilian Independent Music Association will be holding an April conference in Rio in April focused on synchronization licenses and digital distribution/digital companies. A2IM is planning our next MDCP funding trip around those dates with a second stop in San Paulo. The trip would start with a night flight to Rio on either April 18th or 19th with meetings on April 20th, touring in Rio on the 21st and then meetings in San Paulo on Monday the 22nd with a night flight back to the states. In section 3.0 of the application, types of potential export partners are listed.
The estimated cost for Visas, airfare, three nights of hotels and meals will be approximately $2,500 a participant. The extra shared costs of local airport transfers and local transportation, translators, meeting rooms, hosting two receptions, etc. will cost between $1,000 and $1,500 per participant for a total trip cost of $3,500 to $4,000 per participant. The total cost per participant, including shared costs, will be reimbursed 50% by MDCP funding
MDCP Eligibility Requirements:
- Flights to and from Brazil must be on a U.S. Carrier under the Fly America Act. More information on the FLY AMERICA ACT is HERE.
- Hotel and meal expenses cannot exceed Federal per diem limits.
- Any questions please contact Sheryl (firstname.lastname@example.org) OR (email@example.com)
Please send completed applications to Sheryl Cohen (firstname.lastname@example.org) by close of Business on Friday, March 1st, 2013. Space is limited to please apply on time. DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL TUESDAY, MARCH 5th.
We thank our supporters at U.S. Commerce ITA and MDCP for their support of our members export initiatives.
The Application is HERE. Quarterly reports on export progress will be due for a period of 3 years.
Read The Coverage In Billboard (3/4/2013)