5. Conclusion and acknowledgements
Of all the organisations we have spoken of and the opportunities discussed, nothing matters until you’re comfortable with your compositions and your ability - personally and professionally - to export them abroad. Look clearly at opportunities and think them through. Do not make any quick decisions, and ask friends who have done it before.
Yes - rely on your network. With these thoughts at hand and the Toolkit at the ready, you’ll be exporting your material in no time. And we can’t wait to listen to it.
About the Authors:
This toolkit was written by Sian Evans and Shain Shapiro of Sound Diplomacy, the leading global music market development agency based in London, Barcelona and Berlin. Sound Diplomacy consults with a number of governments and organisations on music export policy, initiatives and research. It works on over 20 festivals in 12 countries, runs export programs for 6 governments and has worked on research for Arts Council England, Bureau Export France, Music Nova Scotia, PopAkademie Mannheim and others. For more information, visit www.sounddiplomacy.com.