CIMA Publications, Submissions and Reports
The following are submissions, publications and reports prepared and presented by CIMA on behalf of its members and the Canadian Independent Music industry.
The CRTC has called for comments on proposed amendments related to Canadian Content Development.
July 9th, 2013
CIMA has formally asked the Department of Canadian Heritage to renew the Canada Music Fund when it expires in 2015.
May 22nd, 2013
This landmark report, commissioned by CIMA and written by research firm Nordicity, quantifies for the first time the specific economic impact of the Canadian independent music sector.
March 5th, 2013
CIMA has submitted its comments to the CRTC regarding application by BCE for authority to change the effective control of Astral’s broadcasting undertakings so that it is exercised by BCE – and its impact on the Canadian independent music industry.
August 7th, 2012
As part of its licence renewal application, SiriusXM is seeking to reduce its annual Canadian Content Development (CCD) contribution by 90 percent. reduction in support to the Canadian independent music industry.
June 21st, 2012
CIMA addressed the federal Legislative Committee on Bill C-11 where CIMA’s concerns with Bill C-11, an Act to Amend the Copyright Act were outlined. The presentation by CIMA President Stuart Johnston and Board Secretary Bob D’Eith is available here.
February 29th, 2012
CIMA submitted comments to the CRTC in response to their Broadcasting Notice 2011-796, a request for comments on proposed administrative changes relating to the Canadian content development policy for commercial radio.
February 21st, 2012
As part of the Ontario Government’s prebudget process, CIMA has submitted its request for the government to modernize the OSRTC to reflect the realities of the marketplace, and the current business strategies of CIMA members.
February 12th, 2012
CIMA has created 10 specific recommendations for changes to Bill C-11, the federal government’s proposed legislation that will update Canada’s copyright laws.
November 3rd, 2011