International Portuguese Music Awards Forms Strategic Partnership With Camões Entertainment Group In Canada

The International Portuguese Music Awards (IPMA) and Camões Entertainment Group (CEG) today announce a global strategic partnership that will bolster IPMA’s local presence in Canada.

IPMA is a United States-based, annual awards event which honors the best music recorded and produced by artists of Portuguese descent worldwide. Through this partnership, IPMA will increase its footprint into Canada and continue to expand its international reach, contributing to the long-term success of Luso artists all over the world.

“We are thrilled to partner with Camões Entertainment Group to elevate the awareness of our rich culture and Portuguese artists in Canada and the rest of the world.” said David Saraiva, Co-Founder & Executive Producer, IPMA.

Canada is home to one of the largest Portuguese Diasporas in the world, with almost half a million people hailing from every region in the country. Artists of Portuguese descent have found tremendous success on some of the world’s biggest stages and IPMA will continue to promote their success while providing a platform to discover emerging talent.

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Peter Serrado is a Toronto-based artist who was the IPMA “New Talent” winner in 2019. Photo Credit: Paulo Chaves



“There has been Canadian participation at every IPMA show.” said José Xavier, Co-Founder & Executive Producer, IPMA, “We’re excited to have the opportunity to team up with Camões Entertainment Group to increase Canadian participation and to achieve our common goals”.

IPMA and CEG will specifically work together in the following areas:

  • Focus on joint innovation and product development, together bringing expertise, resources and networks to envision, design and deliver a bigger and better IPMA year after year
  • Foster collaboration across the Lusophone music industry worldwide
  • Generate mainstream interest in Portuguese music, arts & culture
  • Expose and promote new artists around the globe

“I have always been a music fan, extremely committed to celebrating my Portuguese roots and appreciate strong work ethic” said Manuel Da Costa, President, CEG. “David and José share the exact same values and I look forward to this journey together, with the goal of bringing IPMA to Canadian soil in the near future and other new locations moving forward”.   


International Portuguese Music Awards (IPMA) recognizes outstanding achievement in the music industry by international artists of Portuguese ancestry. Multiple award categories honor exceptional artists for their abilities to inspire audiences all over the world. Nominees are judged by a panel of music industry experts. The annual IPMA show features award presentations and performances by prominent artists on various media platforms.

Past participation at IPMA has included artists and celebrities from the Portuguese-speaking world such as guitarist Nuno Bettencourt (Rihanna, Extreme), Daniela Ruah (NCIS: Los Angeles), Xutos e Pontapés, Daniela Mercury, Miguel Angelo (Delfins), Olavo Bilac (Santos e Pecadores), Pedro Abrunhosa, Paulo Gonzo, Boss AC, João Pedro Pais, Carlão, Lucenzo, Marco Paulo, Rita Guerra, Sam the Kid, Roberto Leal and Jorge Ferreira.

Official Web Site:  http://ipmaawards.com

Instagram: @ipma_awards

Twitter: @ipma_awards

The following interviews are available upon request:

  • David Saraiva, Co-Founder & Executive Producer, IPMA
  • José Xavier, Co-Founder & Executive Producer, IPMA
  • Manuel Da Costa, President, Camões Entertainment Group – Canada

High resolution photos of past Canadian, American, and international performers, presenters, hosts and nominees are available here.

*** Use of each photo must include photographer credits. ***

IPMA Media Contact:

Diane Fontes

[email protected]


Camões Entertainment Group Media Contact:

Angie Camara Jr.

[email protected]


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