The mission provides a unique opportunity for UK music companies to learn about the US Sync Licensing market and connect with many of the key players and decision makers working in the TV, film, advertising and computer games markets in the media capital of the US...the world’s largest entertainment market. For details about last year’s mission, visit the bpi website.
Application forms are available now by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or SHantsch@mpaonline.org.uk. Space is limited so it is recommend you email and apply straight away.
UKTI will be charging a £500 (including VAT) Overseas Market Introductory Service (OMIS) fee per company for the mission, though delegates may then be eligible for business support. There will be a strict deadline for applications of Friday 24 February. confirmation of a place will be comunicated after this date , so please don’t book any flights or accomodation until you hear whether your application has been successful.
Delegates will be expected to fund their own travel and accommodation costs – it is hoped that it will be possible to offer a group rate at a conveniently located hotel at approx $149 + tax per night. For information about possible supplementary government funding please email Phil Patterson Phil.Patterson@uktispecialist.com.
What some of the 2011 mission delegates had to say:
Varin Marshall (Cupboard Love Records): 'Hospitality was outstanding. I have gained a lot of knowledge and contacts to propel my business forward. Definitely the best industry opportunity I have had so far.'
Julie Weir (Visible Noise): 'I just wanted to reiterate that this was the most fun I have had on a work trip in ages…not to mention getting a lot of business done – and meeting some great UK Music people who I didn’t know previously. The trip was a pleasure and I will definitely beback.'
Lawrence Millar (Killer Music): ‘Information gathering exercises were first class, and contacts within the industry were unprecedented.’
Grahame Maclean (NorthStar Music Publishing): ‘A superb event… the help that this gives us is enormous.’
Ed Averdieck (Cuesongs.com): ‘I consider the event to be a high level Diploma in Sync… have made some great contacts for the future and can I put my name down now for the next one?’