If the idea of breaking the Canadian market sounds good to you, then today will be a day filled with doing paperwork, folding paperwork, and locating past paperwork, as applications close at 6pm tomorrow for Australian artists who wish to showcase their wares at the 2017 Breakout West: Canada Festival and Conference.
Two Australian artists will be selected to play at the conference, which is attended by over 600 delegates from around the world.
They must “demonstrate they are export-ready/ and or have exporting experience and the ability and team to maximize on this showcase opportunity. Select artists must demonstrate current touring experience in the Australian music market. The initiative includes showcase opportunities at BOW and AMW [Australian Music week], song writing collaborations and touring exchanges between the two markets.”
Read more about the conference via the press release, below, then apply here. Good luck!

BOW is thrilled to partner with Australian Music Week (AMW) to feature its first international artists performing at the Breakout West Festival in this collaborative initiative. BOW will welcome two Australian artists/ groups to BOW 2017. This collaborative partnership offers reciprocal business opportunities and provides access to new markets for Western Canadian and Australian exporting artists.
Attended by more than 600 conference delegates, BreakOut West’s manageable size allows for real connections to occur and the focus on networking and intimate meetings creates the atmosphere for results. This continues to be a compliment of the event year to year.
Celebrating its 13th edition, BOW 2017 International Export Buyers Program will welcome more than 30 international talent buyers, booking agents, promoters, festivals, event programmers, publishers, music placement supervisors and media from around the world, in addition to the 80+ Canadian industry in attendance.
BreakOut West is the largest music industry event in Western Canada, featuring 60 showcases, 25+ conference sessions, workshops and keynotes, 450+ one-on-one meetings and countless networking opportunities over four days.  BreakOut West brings together national and international industry to connect, network and get business done, with the goal of elevating the careers of the artists and industry in attendance.
The 15th Annual BreakOut West (BOW) music conference, festival and awards will be hosted in Edmonton, Alberta (Canada) from September 14-17 2017. BreakOut West is the primary event hosted by the Western Canadian Music Alliance, an organization that brings together the Industry Association member artists and industry of the six provinces and territories in Western Canada (Manitoba Music, SaskMusic, AlbertaMusic, MusicBC, Music Yukon, Music NWT).