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As noted last week A2IM is soliciting member applications to attend “All That Matters” which includes Music Matters in Singapore from May 20 thru May 25. All That Matters is a preeminent Asia Business2Business2Fan experience comprising music, digital and social media under one roof! Music Matters 2014 is bringing some of the most famous and biggest names in the entertainment industry with the likes of Marc Geiger, Daniel Glass, Charles Caldas, Brian Message, Thomas Dolby, Alan Ridgeway, Mary Megan Peer and many more. With thought-provoking conferences, workshops, inspirational talent mentoring, creative academies and business networking with a large scale, international music festival and YouTube talent showcase where fans get to meet their idols in the flesh.
In addition, as is done on all A2IM trade missions, there will be A2IM/Branded Asia curated one-on-one business meetings with potential export partners from all attending Asia territories with music label, distribution companies, licensing including syncs, touring & merchandise, etc. as was done on previous A2IM export trade missions to Asia, Brazil and South Africa (plus Midem for the past two years).
Under the U.S. Commerce ITA MDCP program A2IM will reimburse 50% of eligible expenses (up to a $1,900 payment against $3,800 of eligible expenses) toward attendance at All That Matters, amounts we expect will cover your costs. Please note that the we will receive an excellent group rate for registrations but please also note that the trip is subject to certain U.S. Commerce spending restrictions, for example you must fly an American carrier in coach and meals are subject to daily per diem limits with no alcohol allowed. In addition due to government caps on hotel costs we will not be able to stay at the conference hotel, the Ritz Carlton, but will stay at the very nice Swiss Hotel only 500 meters away (a third of a mile walk mostly air conditioned). Participants can upgrade to the Ritz Carlton at their own expense. Additionally. the goal of the export program is to support music labels new to export and support music labels looking to expand their export businesses. Quarterly reports on export progress by participants will be due for a period of 3 years. The MDCP application is HERE. Please send completed MDCP applications to Sheryl Cohen (firstname.lastname@example.org) before the MDCP application deadline of Wednesday, March 19th. We need a minimum of 12 people, who did not attend this conference in 2013, to green light this trip. Priority will be given to A2IM music label members.
We thank our supporters at U.S. Commerce ITA and MDCP for their support of our member’s export initiatives! We also thanks our colleagues at Branded Asia. All that Matters will be A2IM’s sixth export support opportunity. Previous Commerce ITA supported Trade missions have included MIDEM 2013 and a mission to Brazil this past April, as well as Midem 2013 and 2014 support. There were also a September 2013 trip to Asia and to South Africa which were funded by the U.S. SBA and NY State and Tennessee.