2018 Showcase PEI Submissions Open!

Published On: May 30th, 2018Categories: News0 Comments

2018 Showcase PEI Submissions Open!

Music PEI is very pleased to announce our 11th annual buyer’s conference, Showcase PEI 2018 taking place September 20 to 23.

Buyers are now being recruited from festivals, venues, conferences, agents and promoters from across Canada, USA, UK and others. As in the past, each artist will have a 20-minute showcase set. Music PEI will provide full backline and professional sound presentation.

Submissions are open in the following categories:

Export Ready
You are eligible as an export-ready artist/group if you meet all of the following criteria:

– Have a current marketing and business plan.
– Minimum sales of 500 units of recording or 5000 collective streams on Spotify, Soundcloud, iTunes, etc.
– Independent (self-managed) or established team/infrastructure (i.e.- management, agent, publicist, publishing, label).
– One recording commercially released* (minimum 4 song EP) or multiple singles released within the last 24 months (May 1st, 2016 – May 1st, 2018).
– Strong professional history and/or industry recognition (awards, nominations, reviews).

*Commercial release is defined as professionally recorded and released to either physical sales or digital platforms. If your last recording is older than this date (May 1st, 2015) but you have a new release coming soon, please describe all details of the project and an expected release date.

You are eligible as an exporting artist/group if you meet 5 of the 8 criteria.

– Minimum 2 nationally distributed releases.
– One of these recordings must have been released within the last 36 months.
– Minimum 1,500 total unit sales of all recorded music products. You may be asked to provide proof.
– Airplay, National charting on published charts and video play.
– Marketing and business plan.
– Management/Self-management team with proven history.
– History of commitment to touring nationally and/or internationally.
– Industry Recognition (Nominations, awards, etc.)

To Note:

Deadline for submissions is Friday, June 29th, 2018 at midnight.

You must be available for a showcase performance during the showcasing dates of September 24th-26th, 2018.

It is an online application process. It is short but important to note that the form cannot be saved. It will not timeout but if your computer freezes or crashes work will not be saved. We recommend that you review the form prior to starting and build your application in Word (or similar). You may then copy and paste your answers.

You will be asked on the submission form to provide up to five delegates who you would like to see us bring to Showcase PEI. This is a great opportunity and we are looking forward to your feedback.

A complete delegate list will be available prior to the conference for participating artists.

One-On-One business meetings between delegates and artists/managers will be arranged prior to the conference.

As with other Music PEI programs, you must be a PEI resident to be eligible. The primary artist and/or the majority of the group must have a permanent address in Prince Edward Island or the primary artist or registered company pays income tax to the Province of Prince Edward Island.

You must have a current Music PEI membership to apply. Your application will not be considered if your membership is not up to date.

You MUST also have an updated Music PEI profile listing. Please check your listing here. http://www.musicpei.com/lounge.

Applications will be reviewed and selected by an independent jury.

If you feel you meet the eligibility criteria, please << SUBMIT HERE>>

Artists who have been selected to showcase will have to pay a showcasing fee of $50 (+HST).

If you have any additional inquiries please contact [email protected].

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