Speakeasy: Music + Tech Mixer | A2IM Indie Week Edition w/ M for Montreal, Dutch Music Export, Dutch Culture USA, Lorimer Beacon, Sneak Attack Media and Bandsintown

M for Montreal, Dutch Music Export, Dutch Culture USA, Lorimer Beacon, Sneak Attack Media and Bandsintown teamed up to put on an evening of activities at A2IM’s latest Indie Week.

A reception as well as a showcase were held at PIANOS on Tuesday, June 6. The evening started off with Speakeasy: a music and tech mixer hosted by Sneak Attack Media and Bandsintown.

Once full of poutines and drinks the participants were then invited to the dance floor for an official Indie Week partner showcase presented by M for Montreal, Dutch Music Export, Dutch Culture USA and Lorimer Beacon.

The first floor’s stage featured great talents from Canada and the Netherlands such as Helena Deland (CA), Amber Arcades (NL), Lisa Leblanc (CA), Klangstof (NL),  Beyries (CA) and Ghostly Kisses (CA).

The organizations and the bands involved were pleased by the turn out and would be delighted to participate in A2IM’s next editions of Indie Week!


List of performers (and label, if applicable)

Helena Deland, Chivi Chivi

Lisa Leblanc, Bonsound

Ghostly Kisses

Beyries, Bonsound

Amber Arcades, Heavenly Recordings

Klangstof, Warner Brothers Records

About M for Montreal

Founded in 2006 by Sébastien Nasra (Avalanche Productions), in collaboration with the legendary British festival programmer Martin Elbourne (Glastonbury Festival, The Great Escape and co-founder along with Peter Gabriel of the WOMAD Festival), M for Montreal is more than an annual event. “M” is a not-for-profit conducting year-round operations of showcasing artists and facilitating B2B opportunities. Since 2006, M for Montreal has carved out an enviable reputation at the heart of Montréal’s cultural life, while also playing an undeniable role as a business facilitator within the international music industry. For emerging Canadian artists and those who are developing their careers at a global level M is acting as a springboard on to international stages.

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About Dutch Music Export

Dutch Music Export is an initiative by Fonds PodiumKunsten, Buma Cultuur and Stichting Popcoalitie, created with the foremost goal to bolster the international position of Dutch pop music on the world stage in a substantial and measurable way.

Dutch Music Export advocates a structural and sustainable plan of action to back a productive congregation of internationally active and accomplished artists. DME accommodates DJs and rappers who operate within a myriad of fields, as well as pop music viable for both mainstream and niche markets.

Dutch Music Export works under the auspices of Stichting Popcoalitie, an alliance that heeds policy, professionalism and governance. These regulations, means of execution and bordering policies are evaluated annually.

Dutch Music Export URLS