CIMA Returns To A2IM Indie Week 2016 From June 13-16!
CIMA will be returning to New York next week for A2IM’s Indie Week 2016 from June 13-16. Last year, A2IM attracted over 850 delegates, including A2IM members from 24 states and international guests from 15 countries!
A small delegation of CIMA members were invited to participate in A2IM’s business conference with other WIN member delegations from AIM, BureauExport/France Rocks, Music From Ireland, Music Norway and Sounds Australia.
Indie Week partner Reeperbahn will be holding its “New York Edition” showcase on Wednesday, June 15 and will feature international talents including Adi Ulmansky, Rebstar, Fenster, Moonboy Inc., Malky, Jesper Munk and Canada’s own Grand Analog.
Get to know the Canadian companies and delegates participating in A2IM:
Canadian Independent Music Association
The Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) is the national trade association representing the English-language, Canadian-owned sector of the independent music industry. CIMA works proactively to assist the independent sector to expand business opportunities and partnerships in the international marketplace by providing strategic support for Canadian companies at trade missions, key international trade shows and conferences around the world.
LAFAB Musique is a Canadian record label that aims to respond to the needs of francophone artists outside the province of Québec. This Franco-Ontarien record label established in Ottawa, has the mission to promote francophone music nation wide, LAFAB Musique propels the career of Juno nominated group LGS (Francophone album of the year), as well as Gabrielle Goulet (Recipient of The Best Female Artist Award – Gala Trille Or).
Musik Iz The Motive Entertainment
Musik Is The Motive is a full service Entertainment Company who help Independent Artists reach the next level in the industry.
Popguru Sound & Vision Ltd.
Popguru Sound & Vision is a fully integrated music company whose core business is artist management, but also includes a record label imprint and music publishing. Popguru is a one-stop shop that either owns the content or controls it on behalf of its roster of artists which includes the Wilderness of Manitoba, Grand Analog, Martha and the Muffins, Pyramid Tropic, Ghost Caravan and Lake Forest.
Secret City Records
Secret City Records is an independent record label based in Montreal, Canada. Our roster includes Basia Bulat, The Barr Brothers, Emilie & Ogden, Jesse Mac Cormack, Owen Pallett, Patrick Watson, Plants and Animals, Suuns and Thus Owls.
Simone Records / Fantôme Records
Simone Records is a record label, show production and management company, based in Montreal.
We are working with artists such as Laura Sauvage, Karkwa, Louis-Jean Cormier, Marie-Pierre Arthur, Ariane Moffatt, Les Hay Babies and many more.
After launching nineteen albums over the span of four years, all of which were mainly folk and art-rock, Montreal imprint Simone Records ( Louis-Jean Cormier, Ariane Moffatt, Marie Pierre Arthur, Laura Sauvage ) looks to new directions, launching Fantôme Records and versifying it’s musical focus in the process. (Fantôme, pronounced ‘’ fan-toe-jeu’’, translates to ghost in French.) The new division of the company is dedicated to bringing more divergent and experimental music projects to the Canadian and American markets.
Sonic Unyon Records
Tim Potocic is co-owner and president of 23-year old Sonic Unyon Records in Hamilton, Ontario. Sonic Unyon has grown into one of Canada’s leading independent record companies releasing over 160 new recordings by a wide variety of acts. In 2009 Sonic Unyon have also expanded into the Live Music business with Tim Potocic as the Supercrawl festivals lead organizer, Because Beer, Hamilton Blues Festival, Seven Sundays concert series. The passed year Supercrawl attendance 2014-15 grew to over 150,000. 2015-16 proves to be an other expansion year as Sonic Unyon continues its foray into the Live music business and has opened Mills Hardware ( 150 cap) and is managing live music events at the Collective Arts event space ( 700 cap).
More about Grand Analog (Popguru Sound & Vision):
Grand Analog is not so much a rap-supergroup but more of a musical collective. Founder and lead vocalist, Odario Williams, describes the Grand Analog sound as “a beautiful mess of Rap’n’Roll, Dub & Soul.” The group has won two Western Canadian Music Awards; one in 2009 for the Touch Your Toes EP and in 2010 for the critically acclaimed Metropolis Is Burning. Along with this, they’ve also been nominated for a Canadian Independent Music Award in 2010 & 2014, as well as various CBC Radio 3 Bucky Awards.