Call for UK music envoys to Japan

Anita Awbi
  • By Anita Awbi
  • 27 Jun 2011
  • min read
Industry body UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) has teamed up with the Music Publishers Association and BPI for the eighth annual trade mission to Japan, and is inviting applicants to join the party.

The trade mission will provide attendees with direct insight into the world’s second largest music market and will offer UK businesses the opportunity to formally present their repertoire to key decision-makers in Tokyo.

In previous years, speakers from Universal Music Japan, EMI Japan, JVC, Imperial and  independent distributor Hostess Entertainment have attended, alongside representatives from various mobile phone companies and live music promoters.

This year, the eighth Japan Trade Mission will take place in Tokyo from 3–5 October 2011, and interested parties should apply to the UKTI by Friday 29 July.

For more information, and to complete the online application form, please click here.

UKTI also participates in many international music trade shows, and details of upcoming events are listed below. The Tradeshow Access Programme offers grants to eligible UK companies participating in the fairs marked with an asterisk. For further information, please contact

Other UKTI-associated international music events include;

19-21 September:   Music Mission to Germany, Berlin and Hamburg

11 – 14 October:      Music China*, Shanghai

20 -23 October:       AES Convention*, New York, USA

19 – 22 January:     NAMM International Music Market*, Anaheim, USA