Bringing PEI’s Music to The World!

In 2008, Music PEI held the initial buyers conference in Charlottetown and invited 15 buyers from across Canada, the US and Japan. It has since grown to include over 50 delegates. Over 350 domestic and international delegates have attended Showcase PEI including many types of music industry professionals from more than a dozen different countries around the globe.

Showcase PEI has created more than $4,000,000 in work for PEI artists through business development opportunities with a focus on export and international opportunities. The results have meant performances at some of the premier festivals, venues and events around the world and across Canada.

Showcase PEI 2022

Music PEI’s signature export program, Showcase PEI, presents the best artists from Prince Edward Island (CA), to industry professionals from around the globe. Last year, Showcase PEI was held in person for Canadian industry delegates and a fully-online edition was created for International industry delegates.

This year, from September 19th – 21st we are thrilled to host mix of domestic and international delegates to Prince Edward Island for an in-person event showing the very best of the Island’s talent.

A full description of the initiative and the submission form can be found on the Showcase PEI Online page.

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Testimonials from Our Delegates

Showcases take place in both the afternoon and the evening on a Monday and Tuesday. Each year approximately 20 PEI artists are showcased and it is a diverse collection of styles and genres. Everything from pop, rock, alternative, roots, folk, Celtic, world, jazz and more are presented. There is world class music here being created on PEI by a committed group of emerging artists.

Our event is focused all around delegate care and making this a pleasurable experience for our guests. Feedback from delegates has been glowing such as this:

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I’ve been invited to speak, panel, lecture, and ‘do whatever’ for more companies and organizations than I can count over the last 13 years… and I don’t remember having a red carpet as wide as yours! From the pick-up at the airport to the meals, hotel check-in, tours, and beyond, this was what I consider 100% first class service. I really felt like PEI was a second home for the 3 days we were up there. Amazing care!

 Ari Nisman

Further Delegate Feedback

Here are a few other comments from delegates:

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10 out of 10 – I couldn’t have been treated better! In fact, I’ve never been treated so well in any professional capacity. Don’t really know how it could have been better.

Mike Hill

Director, world-renowned Mariposa Folk Festival, Ontario

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I cannot begin to express the amount of gratitude I have for you and your staff. Through the years of travel and conferences I have yet to encounter a warmer or more hospitable environment than Showcase PEI. I will be singing your praises for years to come, no doubt. The artists were fantastic, the new connections (and friends) were endless… and the meals were delicious!

Neil Pearson

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I usually have lots of ideas of how to improve but truly you all exceeded all my expectations. It was the most effective conference I have attended.

Jennifer Pickering

Artistic Director, The LEAF Festival, North Carolina

Quick Facts

  • Music Prince Edward Island (Music PEI) is the music industry association for the province of Prince Edward Island.

  • Past and current membership over 1000 artists or related companies.
  • Music PEI is devoted to advancing careers of Island musicians and is actively seeking ways to promote, foster and develop the music industry on PEI.

  • Music PEI provides business development and export opportunities as well as grants for our members
  • Our members include both internationally touring and emerging artists.
  • Prince Edward Island (PEI) is the smallest province in Canada and is located on the eastern coast of the country

  • PEI is home to one of Canada’s greatest cultural exports, Anne of Green Gables.

Showcase PEI 2019 Photos