Canadian Blast Showcase Artists at MIDEM 2013 Announced

CIMA is proud to announce the line-up for the fifth annual Canadian Blast showcase series at MIDEM in Cannes, France. Nine showcases will take place over two days at Morrisons, located at 10 rue Teisseire in the heart of Cannes.

Canadian Blast showcases confirmed for Sunday, January 27, 2013 feature Ann Vriend (Watson Entertainment); Kim Bingham (Mudgirl Music Group); Kinnie Starr (Granitewish Entertainment); Luke Nicholson (Gypsy Soul Records) and Manafest – Chris Greenwood (Manafest Productions).

On Monday, January 28, 2013, the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) presents an Ontario Showcase featuring Alejandra Ribera (Pandyamonium Management); The Balconies (Audio Blood/Coalition); Divine Brown (Fullcc Music Group) and Jesse Labelle (Wax Records).

The showcases are presented in partnership with the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC), the individual artists, Canadian Music Week and The Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings (FACTOR).

For more information or to register with the Canada Stand, please contact Kathy Hahn, Tradeshow Coordinator, CIMA at 416-485-3152, ext 227 /  tradeshows@cimamusic.ca.

About MIDEM (Le Marché International du Disque et de l’Édition Musicale)
January 26-29, 2013 – Le Palais des Festivals, Cannes: MIDEM is the world’s largest trade show for the independent music sector where music professionals from across the world meet face to face to do business and build partnerships. With the changes to the music industry and advent of new technologies, MIDEM has emerged as the single largest concentration of music business opportunities for digital companies. It’s the global transaction platform for the music industry where Internet, Mobile & Technology professionals converge to showcase new solutions, source the freshest cross-platform content, share new business models and build relationships at the world’s largest gathering of music industry players.. Last year’s event attracted 6,900 delegates and 640 artists from 75 countries.

About the Canada Stand at MIDEM
CIMA created the first national stand in the world when they introduced the Canada Stand at MIDEM in 1978. Since then, the Canada Stand at MIDEM has become a landmark destination. Canada remains MIDEM’s longest-standing, most-established and most-recognized national pavilion. Participation with the Canada Stand at MIDEM is a proven gateway for Canadians to initiate relationships and create revenue generating and re-sale opportunities in the global arena.