Now we take Manhattan!
The Music Industry party to benefit the Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund.
The 5th annual International Marketplace at Canadian Music Week takes place from March 5-8 in the Territories and Algonquin Rooms of the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto.
CIRPA is working with London Calling to deliver a Canadian presence at this growing international 360 degree music event.
The Canadian Music Café at the Toronto International Film Festival® is the ultimate media crossroad where visual media decision-makers can interact with Canadian songwriters, managers and labels.
Canadian Blast Hits CMJ 2008! October, 22, 2008 in New York
In this second annual music trade mission to Japan, 19 Canadian music companies, representing hundreds of Canadian artists and sound recordings, will be undertaking an initiative led by the Canadian Independent Record Production Association (CIRPA) to develop trade relations and new business opportunities with the Japanese and Pan-Asian music industry from November 10th – 14th.
This is a Showcase and Celebration of Canadian Music Excellence in L.A. on Feb.5, 2009 on the occasion of the 51st Annual GRAMMY Awards®.
The International Marketplace is your window on the world market, presenting a series of professional development sessions with market specialists from the world arena.
Launched in 2006, Music Matters is conducted in the heart of the world's most dynamic region and is Asia's only annual conference dedicated to the business of music. The event was created with & for the Music industry, bringing together major players from the entertainment eco-system to discuss, debate, do business and watch some of the hottest up and coming acts in Asia.
Created, managed and promoted by Branded, the Music Matters programme is customised with the assistance of an advisory board comprising of senior representatives from across the entertainment value chain including majors, independents, promoters, digital retail, lawyers, financiers, mobile and media.
The ongoing success of Music Matters clearly demonstrates the attention the Asia Pacific is deservedly receiving from the rest of the world and that the business of Music…Matters!
Plug into Asia!
The third annual Canadian BLAST! at CMJ is just around the corner and here's your chance to hear the bands that are blowing your northern neighbours away.
MUSEXPO takes place April 26 - 29, 2009 in West Hollywood, California.
Celebrating its fifth year this September 15th – 17th, the Canadian Music Café is the place where film and music meet, providing a platform for Canadian artists to showcase their talent. The annual event takes place at the Hard Rock Cafe during the Toronto International Film Festival and features 15 artists over three days performing for music supervisors/executives, producers, directors and media from around the world. The Canadian Music Café presents all genres of music to the decision-makers of the international film community.
In The City, the UK's music industry convention, will take place on 18th - 20th October 2009 in Manchester, England. As the third largest music market in the world, the UK accounts for 10.5% of global music sales and carries huge worldwide influence - and In The City is one of the best opportunities to develop and maintain UK contacts. For artists, ITC has the highest signing ratio of any similar event throughout the world and has helped launch the careers of Radiohead, Arctic Monkeys, Suede, Friendly Fires, Coldplay, Doves, Foo Fighters, Daft Punk, The Wombats, Elbow, Muse and many, many more.
Canadian artists are being encouraged to apply to ITC as the organisers will be looking to extend the opportunities for international bands at this year's event. Canadian bands should apply via SonicBids - where the winning artists will be eligible for up to $1000 USD to pay for their travel. SonicBids offers bands opportunities to apply for many festivals and gigs using their online press kit system. Visit www.sonicbids.com for more information.
As a friend of CIRPA, In The City would like to offer you a 20% discount on the current ticket price - meaning you can attend the world famous event for just £200 plus tax. Canadian professionals should contact Gavin firstname.lastname@example.org who will provide you with an exclusive discount code to be used on the ITC website www.inthecity.co.uk.
CIMA is partnering with MUSIC EXPORT NORWAY to curate a series of speed networking and panel events at the PRIMAVERA PRO conference, held at the same time as the festival.
Jazzahead (April 25-28, 2013, Bremen, Germany)
This is a call-out to register with the Canada Stand at jazzahead! and to submit your artists for showcase consideration. Benefits of Signing up with the Canada Stand at jazzahead! include:
Opportunity to apply for consideration to showcase at jazzahead! for their "Overseas Night" or for CIMA's Canadian Blast Showcase; Discounted jazzahead! registration rates (€105) for Canada Stand co-exhibitors and B2B networking and trade opportunities through the Canada Stand. The deadline to submit showcase applications to jazzahead! is November 2, 2012.
Don't miss the opportunity to be part of Canada House at Reeperbahn 2012!
Register for the first ever Canada House at TGE in Brighton.
Attend MIDEM with the Canada Stand in 2012
Register with the Canada Stand at MIDEM 2013
Hong Kong’s Lan Kwai Fong Entertainment District will be transformed into Canadian Blast! Asia on May 27, 28 and 29 as five of the best new Canadian acts perform for the Asian Music Industry and Hong Kong’s voracious music lovers.
The Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) is pleased to announce the Canadian Mission to Music Matters: The Asia Pacific Music Forum. A delegation of 5 artists, 6 companies and a total of 23 Canadians will attend Asia’s premier annual conference and associated music festival in Hong Kong. Music Matters provides a one-stop access point for those interested in the Asia Pacific entertainment business and is attended by over 400 companies from Australia to Mongolia, India to Japan, and now Canada.
presented by CIMA and CMW at The Great Escape, Brighton, UK
CIMA is proud to announce its second ever Canadian Blast showcase at the bi-annual New Skool Rules conference, to be held April 4-7 in Rotterdam. Confirmed to showcase on April 6th at Da Unie in Rotterdam are Devon Tracey, Blake Carrington, Shaun Boothe, Son Real, Famous and Rich Kidd, and DJ Nana will be the resident DJ for all acts. CIMA will also be hosting a VIP reception before the showcase, as well as hosting a panel about the Canadian urban music market, and offering discounted registration to the conference, including hotel packages through the festival.
CIMA is also excited to announce its first ever off-venue Canadian Blast showcase at Jazzahead in Bremen, Germany. Held on April 26th at Club Moments, the showcase will feature Laila Biali, L'Orkestre de Pas Perdus, Sienna Dahlen and Elizabeth Shepherd. Canadians Chet Doxas, Shuffle Demons, Chloe Charles and Marianne Trudel will also be performing through Jazzahead. CIMA is also hosting the Canada Stand is association with Effendi/Nuland and is offering registration and stand packages to attend Jazzahead.
For more information on either of these, email CIMA's UK and EU rep at email@example.com or HQ at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CIMA is reaching out to Canadian music companies anxious to create business opportunities and to raise their artists’ profiles in Los Angeles. We are launching a Canadian Blast Showcase series to begin in December for Canadian export-ready artists. Working with Joel C. High of Creative Control Entertainment, Canadian Blast showcases will be presented during lunchtime at Hotel Café in Los Angeles. CIMA, with support from the Ontario Media Development Corporation, held a showcase series in 2010/11 for Ontario companies and their artists. Jim Cuddy of Blue Rodeo, Hawksley Workman, The Trews, Timber Timbre, Dan Mangan and Lily Frost performed to key film/television and music licensing executives.
CIMA is proud to announce a new initiative in Europe, titled 'Canadian Blast Presents'. After recently presenting shows for 'Iceland Airwaves' in Reykjavik and 'In The City' in Manchester, we are now headed to Dubai Soundcity (Nov.3-7) where Canadian Blast Presents Dan Managan & Kae Sun. For more information about this new marketing tool, contact CIMA'S UK/EU rep, at email@example.com.
Jets Overhead from Victoria, British Columbia, has been added to this year’s line-up at the 5th annual Canadian Music Café, September 15th – 17th. For six years, the band of five has played for audiences in North America and Europe. Their sound is ambient/rock, their label is indie and their influences include the likes of Pink Floyd and The Velvet Underground. With a new album titled No Nations, the group is on a cross-Canada tour in support of The Dears. Jets Overhead will join performers Amy Millan, Arkells, The Duhks, Emma-Lee, Hawksley Workman, Jason Bajada, The Mountains and the Trees, Ruby Jean and the Thoughtful Bees, Saukrates, Spiral Beach, Stef Lang, Terri Clark, USS and Winter Gloves. These artists will have the opportunity to showcase their unique sounds to American and Canadian music supervisors and film industry delegates at the 34th Toronto International Film Festival. Live performances run daily at the Hard Rock Cafe, 279 Yonge Street, between 1-5 p.m.
Canadian Music Week 2010 takes place in Toronto, March 10-14, 2010.
For the first time in years, CIMA will be heading to the World Music Expo in Copenhagen from October 26 - 31. On Friday, October 28th in Conference Room 4, CIMA will hold a special speed networking session, inviting international delegates to meet our buyers in attendance. This will be in addition to the 'Canada Alley' co-sponsored by the Canada Council, CINARS and Folquebec. If you are attending WOMEX and would like to participate, please email our UK and EU rep Shain at firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, we have one featured showcase at WOMEX, Global Cafe and Stone Tree Recording Artist Kobotown. Folquebec will also host at off WOMEX showcase, with details to be announced.
CIMA will undertake an outbound Music Mission to Japan, November 26 -29, 2012.
Daily updates from Hong Kong courtesy of CIMA President & CEO, Duncan McKie
CIRPA has confirmed 16 companies for the second Canadian Music Mission to Tokyo , November 10 - 14, 2008.
May 22, 2010, Hong Kong – Time Out Magazine - Forty-plus bands from 12 countries at four venues over two nights: Music Matters Live is bringing an array of global bands to the heart of our entertainment district on Friday 28 and Saturday 29. And with The Cavern, Lux, Lan Kwai Fong Beer Bar and Backstage playing host to such an astonishing number of musical outfits, we’ve highlighted a few bands that we think you shouldn’t miss. Whoever you see, you shouldn’t be disappointed – particularly because it’s all free.
CIRPA, in partnership with Pop Montreal and the Government of Canada, hosted an Industry Mixer on October 2nd during Pop Montreal. The Mixer served as a meeting point where participating international delegates from Australia, Belgium, Brazil, France, Germany, Norway, Spain and the USA could mingle with Canadian music company reps.
CIMA's Canadian Blast returns to SXSW in 2013
Once again, CIMA will be bringing its Canadian Blast brand to the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas in 2013. Widely recognized as a vitally influential festival, SXSW provides enormous opportunity for international exposure to tens of thousands of delegates from around the world.
A made-to-measure solution for independent music entrepreneurs, Canadian Blast is ideal for those looking to maximize their investment of time and money at SXSW while reducing risks. The costs are modest, but the benefits are anything but.
The Showcase and Celebration of Canadian Music Excellence took place in Los Angeles on February 5, 2009 at the residence of the Consul General, . The event was presented by Sirius Satellite Radio in partnership with CIRPA, DFAIT, The Province of Ontario, LCI Associates, CBC Radio3 and ET Canada. Hosted by CBC’s Grant Lawrence and ET Canada's Rick Campanelli, the event honouring Canadian Grammy nominees and winners featured performances by Jenn Grant, Shad and Plants and Animals. Over 150 local film, TV and music folks, plus Canadian guests and labels attended. To check out the podcast click on the link below.
CIMA is currently soliciting for showcase performance slots at Canada Day London 2013, held on Monday July 1st in Trafalgar Square. Canada Day London is the largest Canada Day celebration outside of Canada, with just under 100,000 attendees in 2012. Now in its 8th year, it has become a premier showcase and performance opportunity for Canadian acts. CIMA is soliciting for up-to 4 showcase performances, with performances to be staged between 12-2 pm in the afternoon and 6-7 pm in the evening. The selections will be made by CIMA's Talent Selection committee and all performance opportunities are eligible showcases in terms of funding organizations. Canada Day London will provide internal ground transportation, accommodation, meals on the day and all backline and technical requirements. As Canada Day London is a community event, it is not able to offer a fee. There is also no radius clause to perform on the square, so artists are encouraged to seek extra opportunities in the UK and EU. Applications will open Wednesday, November 14 and close on Friday, February 1, 2013. Only successful applicants will be notified, by Friday March 1, 2013 with the line-up announcement to follow in early April 2013. If interested, please fill out the online application. For more information, email email@example.com
CIMA is soliciting applications for partner associations and members interested in presenting acts (and networking opportunities) at Canada House at The Great Escape in Brighton, UK from May 16-18, 2013.
For more information, click below, or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
To apply to showcase (as a band), visit www.escapegreat.com.
In addition, CIMA is offering delegate passes at a discounted rate of £80; For a link, email CIMA's UK and EU representative, Shain Shapiro (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Popkomm - Berlin – September 8-10, 2010 The Canada Stand will deliver a full complement of business-to-business, live performance and networking opportunities targeted to help export-ready Canadians access the international arena at POPKOMM in Berlin September 8 to 10, 2010. Stay posted for more details as they are confirmed.
For the first time, CIMA will be attending the Reeperbahn Campus and Music Festival on Sep 23 - 25 in Hamburg, Germany. CIMA will stage a Canadian Blast on Friday September 24th from 12PM - 5PM at Platzhirsch (Hans-Albers-Platz). The artists are TBA... stay tuned.
A reminder that CIMA is currently soliciting for showcase performance slots for the Canada Day Festivities to be held in Trafalgar Square in London, UK. Canada Day London is the largest Canada Day celebration outside of Canada, with just under 100,000 attendees in 2012.
CIMA is soliciting for up-to 4 showcase performances, with performances to be staged between 12-2 pm in the afternoon and 6-7 pm in the evening. The deadline to apply is Feb 1st.
For more info and to apply, click here
A Road Map To Success In The Australian Music Market Free Seminar Home to Kangaroos, Koala Bears, the BBQ and a great music scene, Australia is the seventh largest music market in the world and has embraced Canadian music. CIMA’s next free international seminar will focus on the Australian music scene. Led by Millie Millgate, Export Music Producer of Sounds Australia, a team of experts will share their insights on how to succeed in the Australian market via festivals, touring and distribution. Join us Tuesday March 20th, 9:00-11:00 am.This event was made possible with the support of Ontario Media Development Corporation on behalf of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.
Canada will be impossible to miss under the Canadian Blast banner at the 2012 26th Anniversay Edition of South By Southwest music conference. Join CIMA at the largest, most influential, and most anticipated music festival in North America.
For the first time ever, CIMA will travel to Sofia, Bulgaria to participate in the South Eastern European Music Event, or SEEME. The Perms will perform at our first ever Canadian Blast in Southeastern Europe, while CIMA will participate in panels during the conference. The conference will happen from Sep 15-18 while The Perms will perform at The 4KM Party Centre on Sep 16. For more info, visit www.seeme-sofia.com.