CIMA Returns to A2IM Indie Week 2017 from June 5-9
CIMA will be returning to New York next week for A2IM’s Indie Week 2017 from June 5-9. Last year, A2IM attracted over 820 delegates, including A2IM members from 24 states and international guests from 18 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 7 and will feature international talents including Carnival Youth, We Bless this Mess, Leyya, Lydmor, Albin Lee Meldau, Olivier St Louis and Canada’s own Megan Bonnell.
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.
Hopeful Tragedy Records
Founded in 2007 by Alex Foster and Jeff Beaulieu, HTR is a company based first and foremost on a genuine passion for the quality of the music and repertoire we’re privileged to work with. This passion is inherent in everything we do – from the labels we support to the artists we sign; from our marketing and promotion services to our retail sales and live events. We also own a merchandising and a vinyl cutting company facilitating the accessibility and keeps the costs and expenses very low for our artists. HTR team is widely regarded as having set the standard in providing an all encompassing sales, marketing and distribution services that drives through the vision and ambition of the artists, managers and labels it works with on a multi-territorial basis. The team is highly experienced, innovative and committed to connecting artists and their repertoire with existing and future fans across the globe. HTR is the home of genuine artists such as Rock Album of the Year 2015 JUNO nominees Your Favorite Enemies – and numerous DJ’s from the very coveted Montreal music scene..!
Leonty Creative & Consulting Corp
The moment she was able to reach the piano bench, Rose climbed up and began to play and compose. The daughter of a classical pianist, and the granddaughter of an Austrian composer, music is both part of her DNA and her spirit. Leonty’s mission is inspire harmony. She was mentored by several producers in Vancouver, Canada, and is known as Rose Reiter for her heartfelt soft-pop. Her soulful voice touches the heart and her songs lift the spirit and bring out our inner strength. After several albums and projects over the years, she began to compose and produce for multiple genres, screen projects and created her new brand, LEONTY. As a professional vocalist, producer, and award-winning screen composer, Rose also designed a team of music professionals who work with her on screen projects, bringing scripts and scenes to life. Leonty is releasing a new studio album late June 2017, and she is focused on licensing and publishing as well as getting ready to book shows to promote her upcoming album. She’s released 2 solo albums and worked on over a dozen other albums with several indie artists and labels.
Everyone deserves a space to feel supported in pursing their passion. Only 5% of Canadians feel they are entrepreneurial. We don’t think big enough despite having more access than ever to our big beautiful globe. Joanna Killen, CEO, has been an economic developer, led sales/marketing strategies has pursued above all, to support the community’s development by getting our small/legacy businesses sales-ready for bigger markets. Having a musical past herself, she developed a group within Momentum to pursue opportunities for her Atlantic Canadian Music Industry clients.
Joanna Killen, Corey Dugas
Tim Des Islets is the founder of the Canadian artist management company Noisemaker Management. With achievements in cultivating Canadian talent that has reached audiences both at home and abroad, Noisemaker manages an award-winning roster of artists that includes The East Pointers, Poor Young Things, Sun K, Megan Bonnell, and Tim Chaisson.
Tim Des Islets
Pandyamonium Management is a full service artist management firm, headquartered in downtown Toronto, Canada. Pandyamonium Management has successfully managed the global careers of musical artists for over 25 years.
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.
Six Shooter Records
Six Shooter is a label, artist management, and festival production company based in Toronto & Nashville. As Head of Licensing & Publishing, Kim Temple pursues music placement opportunities in film & television, digital content and the commercial industry. She also creates new opportunities for clients in the world of songwriting collaborations in Los Angeles. With 20+ years of experience in Canada’s music industry her varied background includes touring internationally as a professional drummer, as well as managing international royalty collections for film & TV composers, artists and publishers. She is a Juno-nominated musician. Six Shooter’s roster includes: The Strumbellas, Tanya Tagaq, Whitehorse, Sam Outlaw, Whitney Rose, Amelia Curran, NQ Arbuckle, The Deep Dark Woods, The Wet Secrets, C and C Surf Factory, and more.