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About BME


Are you a Label? Publisher? Artist? Manager? Distributor? Music Supervisor?

Brasil Music Exchange was created in 2000 by the Brasil, Música & Artes (BM&A) and the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil) to facilitate connecting Brazilian and international companies, establishing partnerships and generating business opportunities.

Whatever your needs or services, we can give you expert advice and information to help you do business with the Brazilian music sector.

  • Contacts, directories and guides
  • Networking opportunities
  • One-on-one advise
  • Marketing support for Brazil-related projects
  • Trade missions
  • Training sessions and workshops

The Brasil Music Exchange has a longterm working relationship across the local music industry – from labels and publishers to music festivals, studios, trade bodies, performing rights organization and media.

To know more about what Brazil can offer you, get in contact with us: bme@bma.org.br.


The entities that promote BME


The Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil) works to promote Brazilian products and services abroad, and to attract foreign investment to strategic sectors of the Brazilian economy.

The Agency carries out several commercial promotion initiatives, such as commercial and prospective missions, business rounds, support to the participation of Brazilian companies in major business fairs, and visits of foreign buyers and opinion formers to assess the Brazilian productive structure, among other business platforms aimed to strengthen the Brazil brand.

In addition to the headquarters in Brasilia, Apex-Brasil has nine business offices in important global markets, to assist in the process of internationalization of Brazilian companies, prospect business opportunities and enhance national participation in major global markets, also serving as a reference for the attraction of foreign investment.

The business offices are located in Asia (Beijing and Shanghai, China), the Middle East (Dubai, United Arab Emirates), North America (Miami and San Francisco, USA), South America (Bogotá, Colombia), Central America and the Caribbean (Havana, Cuba), Europe (Brussels, Belgium), and Eurasia (Moscow, Russia).

To know more, visit www.apexbrasil.com.br.

The BM&A (Brasil Música & Artes) is a non-profit organization set up in July 2001 with the objective of encouraging and organizing the promotion of Brazilian music abroad. It carries out activities on behalf of the whole sector, including organizing seminars, and workshops, international market studies and trade missions, and a series of promotional activities.

For Brazilian companies who wish to expand their business abroad, the entity uses the Brasil Music Exchange (BME), developed in partnership with Apex-Brasil (the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency).

The project is active throughout the music chain: labels, publishers, managers, copyright societies, distributors, studios and technology platforms. The 65 participants of the last cycle (2013-2015) exported about USD 38.9 million.

To learn more about Brazilian music, or companies that are part of the project, or if you need specific information about business opportunities, please e-mail us at: [email protected].