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CIMA, through Music Export Canada, is excited to announce that submissions are now being accepted for our 2020 Canadian Blast BBQ at Austin’s SXSW! This year’s mission will mark the 15th year that CIMA will be in attendance for this key showcase and business development opportunity at the most influential and largest music festival & conference in North America.
October 7, 2019
CIMA returns to Hamburg and Berlin, Germany this September for the 2019 edition of the Reeperbahn Festival! We’re excited to finally reveal the artists who will be showcasing at Canada House this year.
August 21, 2019
The Golden Ticket Program was established in 2018 to assist emerging artists to develop or improve their profile. This unique program will take an artist with a new previously unreleased song through the process of recording and releasing a single. Music PEI has put together a great team for the project, headed by John MacPhee of Paper Lions.
August 1, 2019
MusicOntario is gearing up for another year presenting our private showcase room at Folk Music Ontario (FMO) in September 2019! They are welcoming applications from folk artists from across Ontario and from any folk tradition. Just keep in mind that applicants must be Ontario-based, showcases are brief (15 minutes each) and MusicOntario members must be in good standing in order to receive a stipend for their performance.
Applicants must also be registered with the Folk Music Ontario conference. Early bird sale rates end today, July 31.
August 1, 2019
Submissions remain open until Friday, August 2 for the SOCAN Song House at BreakOut West in Whitehorse Yukon from October 2-6.
12 songwriters will be selected to participate in this 2-day interactive songwriting workshop led by renowned professional songwriter Stephen “Koz” Kozmeniuk.
Songwriter participants must be current SOCAN members, WCMA members or members of one of the six Western Canadian Music Industry Associations and must be available to participate from October 2-6 at BreakOut West.
August 1, 2019
This January, CIMA will be conducting our second Business and Showcase Mission to AmericanaFest UK in London. Held on January 28-30, 2020 AmericanaFestUK is a two-day conference, awards show and music festival with live Americana music from the US, Austria, Spain, Denmark, the UK and more. The day conference consists of over 200 international promoters, artists and festival owners.
July 22, 2019
CIMA will be staging a third mission to connect the Canadian independent music industry to sync opportunities in film, television and streaming media in the USA. This expanded Sync Summit for 10 Canadian music professionals will span over three-days to facilitate new relationships with American music supervisors through the Guild of Music Supervisors.
July 17, 2019
CIMA will be returning to AmericanaFEST UK in January 2020 for business & showcasing mission. Artists who are interested in performing at the Canadian Blast showcase are encouraged to apply directly through the festival!
July 12, 2019