Opportunity – UK trade mission aiming to boost British music in India

A UK music industry trade mission to India is set to take place from 21st – 24th August 2018, providing an open door for independent music businesses to explore business opportunities in the world’s seventh largest economy.


The Department for International Trade (DIT) , in partnership with the BPI (British Phonographic Industry), is organising this music mission to India, which will take place in Mumbai, for a fourth consecutive year. This is the second trip this year to India so as to take advantage of the new music event – All About Music https://allaboutmusic.in/


The music industry is growing in India, a country that is increasingly consuming international music and developing its association with the international music business.


The mission will act as a catalyst for collaboration, exploration and expansion of the British music industry in India. It will include a programme of education, networking, B2B meetings, conferences, showcases, music company site visits and other music related activities.


DIT’s “GREAT” campaign was launched in 2011 to “get the world thinking and feeling differently about Britain, repositioning us as a vibrant, inspiring and innovative nation to visit and do business with”.  This is a “Music is GREAT” India Music Mission with industry partner the BPI.


Artists, managers, promoters, record labels, digital distribution companies, festival bookers/directors/organisers and promoters, covering all genres of music are being invited to participate and the mission organisers will be tailoring certain aspects of the program to suit all delegates.


Mission registration is just £120.00 per delegate and interested parties should note that funding may be available through DIT, details of which can be obtained through Phil.Patterson@trade.gov.uk


Some of the activities planned with The Deputy High Commission in Mumbai include site visits to Music Companies and Music retailers as well as several opportunities for B2B meetings and networking with opinion leaders and industry professionals. It will end with all delegates attending the All About Music Event in Mumbai.


If you’d like to apply for this opportunity, you can download the application form here.