The German My Music trade fair, which takes place from Oct. 30 to Nov. 1 in Dresden, has made Australia its international partner.

The event will include a showcase with Australian bands, a joint stand for Australian music companies and partnerships between Australian and German media. The western Australian band Eskimo Joe will also perform in Dresden.

"With this partnership My Music takes an important and right step into the direction of the globalization of the music industry," the organizers said in an official statement.

My Music is organized by the trade fair organizations of the two German towns Friedrichshafen and Dresden and the company TMS, Dresden. Last year the fair was in Friedrichshafen with more than 20,000 visitors and 260 exhibitors for instruments and sheet music from eight countries.