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DEADLINE EXTENDED: Apply for US commerce ITA MDCP Grant for MIDEM 2016 – Get Reimbursed Up To 50 Percent of MIDEM Expenses

Are you considering attending MIDEM in 2016 and would like to have up to $2,000 of your MIDEM expenses reimbursed?

If you answered “YES” to those questions and you are a U.S. based company, you are eligible to apply through A2IM to participate in the MDCP (Market Development Cooperator Program) funding from the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration.

The MDCP will reimburse 50% of eligible expenses (up to a $2,000 payment against $4,000 of eligible expenses) toward attendance at MIDEM 2016.  The MDCP application is HERE.  Please send completed MDCP applications to Marcus Assenmacher ([email protected]) before the MDCP deadline of Friday, May 13th, 2016. (This is the extended deadline)

MDCP Eligibility Requirements:

  • Flights to and from MIDEM must be booked 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.
  • Applicants must report on export success on quarterly basis for 3 years after trip (basic 4 questions to be answered).

PLEASE NOTE:  Space is limited so please apply on time.  Submitting the MDCP application does NOT obligate you to attend MIDEM 2016.  Submitting the MDCP application only alerts A2IM of your interest. Quarterly reports on export progress by participants will be due for a period of 3 years.

MIDEM will be held in Cannes, France from Friday, June 3th to Monday, June 6th (More about MIDEM HERE).   The goal of the export program is to support companies looking to expand their export businesses.

We thank our supporters at U.S. Department of Commerce ITA and MDCP for their support of our members’ export initiatives! We also thank our colleagues at Midem.

As you start your planning, check our our handy guide to Midem HERE.

About A2IM:
A2IM is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit trade organization headquartered in New York City that exists to support and strengthen the independent recorded music sector. Membership currently includes a broad coalition of more than 700 Independently-owned American music labels. A2IM represents these independently owned small and medium-sized enterprises’ (SMEs) interests in the marketplace, in the media, on Capitol Hill, and as part of the global music community. In doing so, it supports a key segment of America’s creative class that represents America’s diverse musical cultural heritage. Billboard Magazine identified the Independent music label sector as 37.32 percent of the music industry’s U.S. recorded music sales market in 2016 based on copyright ownership, making Independent labels collectively the largest music industry sector.

Learn more about A2IM here.
For information about how to join our community, see here.