Canadian Grammy Night: CIMA’s Storied History At The Grammy’s
CIMA presented our 8th annual Pre-Grammy® Showcase at the Official Canadian Residence in Los Angeles on February 5, presented in partnership with the Consulate General of Canada in Los Angeles. A sincere thank you to the Consul General of Canada Mr. James Villeneuve & Ms. Kim Walker for their generosity in hosting this event.
The Canadian Grammy® Night: A Showcase and Celebration of Canadian Musical Excellence was once again a massive success! With showcases from Yukon Blonde (Nevado/Dine Alone Records) and In-Flight Safety (Night Danger/Slow Grinding Music Management), this event was a celebration of the 57th anniversary of the GRAMMY Awards® as well as a great way to highlight our great Canadian musical talent to key industry and media representatives in Los Angeles. In addition, SOCAN, a long-standing partner of CIMA’s pre-Grammy® celebrations, generously sponsored a performance by Chantal Kreviazuk.
This event was exclusively an invitation-only affair of targeted music industry professionals, and featured over 240 attendees. You can check out the pictures via Flickr by clicking here.
CIMA’s Storied History at The Grammy’s®
CIMA’s connection with The Grammy Awards® began in 2008, with the inaugural Canadian Showcase & Celebration of Canadian Music Excellence in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Grammy® Awards. Held in Los Angeles in 2008, the purpose of this first celebration was to work alongside the Government of Canada to draw attention to Canada’s involvement in the Grammy® Awards over the years, as well as use this opportunity to showcase emerging, export-ready Canadian musical talent to key industry professionals. To this end and in respect of our mandate, CIMA is committed to showcasing only artists/bands who are represented by Canadian music companies.
Since 2008, we’ve been proud to have featured a wide and eclectic group of exciting, emerging Canadian artists in our Grammy® celebrations. These include: Suzie MacNeil, Justin Nozuka, Pascale Picard, Jenn Grant, Plants & Animals, Shad, Dan Mangan, Hey Rosetta!, K’Naan, Matt Haimovitz and Eccello, Little Scream, Young Empires, Melanie Fiona, Rich Aucoin, Gold & Youth, The Sheepdogs, Jarvis Church, Divine Brown, Snowblink, Diamond Rings, Delhi 2 Dublin, Groenland, Buck 65, and more.
The Government of Canada has also often taken this opportunity to honour special achievements. This year, Consul General Villeneuve honoured 3 Canadians living in Los Angeles who received the Order of Canada in December 2014: Chantal Kreviazuk, Raine Maida and Jens Lindemann.
Check out CIMA President Stuart Johnston’s opening remarks: