Posted in Events, News by A2IM
A2IM announces the latest U.S. Commerce ITA export support program opportunity, to go to Brazil under 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. A previous trade mission to Brazil, in April 2013, was very successful.
Our Worldwide Independent Network (WIN) colleagues from Brazil at our sister organization ABMI, The Brazilian Independent Music Association will be holding their second Indie conference in Rio in September focused on synchronization licenses and digital distribution/digital companies called Rio Music Buzz. (video HERE). Additional potential business partners from touring companies, performance rights organizations, etc. will be attending as well. The trip will start with a night flight to Rio on either Monday September 22nd or Tuesday September 23rd with the conference starting on Wednesday September 24th with a night flight back to the U.S. on Saturday September 27th. In section 3.0 of the application, types of potential export partners are listed, please add targets you would like to meet.
The estimated cost for Visas, airfare, four nights of hotels and five days of meals, transportation, the extra shared costs of local airport transfers and local transportation, translators, meeting rooms, hosting a reception, etc. will be approximately $3,500 per participant in total, depending upon the airfare costs from your city. The total cost per participant, including allotted 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. All flights must be pre-approved by A2IM.
Hotel and meal expenses cannot exceed Federal per diem limits.
Any questions please contact (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please send completed applications by Close of Business on July 24th. We will need a minimum of 10 participants. Space will be limited so please apply on time.
We thank our supporters at U.S. Commerce ITA and MDCP for their support of our members export initiatives.
The Application is HERE. By signing up for this program Quarterly reports on export progress will be required for a period of 3 years.