Canadian Independent music, created and produced right here in Canada, is an important national asset, and like our natural resource based industries, requires investment and support in order to thrive.

CIMA’s advocacy efforts ensure that our governments do exactly that.

CIMA represents over 240 English-speaking Canadian companies and professionals who are working to make Canadian independent music recognized and commercially successful on a global scale.

We use our expertise and experience to advocate on behalf of the Canadian Independent music industry. By sitting on numerous industry boards and committees, and by informing the government through position papers and presentations, CIMA brings about real and effective change that benefits its members and the industry as a whole.

A collective voice is stronger than many individuals working alone, and therein lies the power of CIMA.

  • Canada’s Independent Music IndustryMusic is a renewable and sustainable resource, it’s been proven time and again that music as a commodity can be successfully traded and monetized all over the world.
  • Issues affecting the Independent Music IndustryCIMA actively monitors government legislation, analyzes the impact of current and proposed policies and programs, and voices our members' concerns on a number of key issues.
  • CIMA Publications, Submissions and ReportsOn behalf of our members, CIMA prepares and publishes reports, submissions and position pagers on the many issues affecting our industry. These reports provide the foundation for our interaction with governments, regulatory bodies and music business stakeholders.