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  • CMPA Announces Vincent Degiorgio as New President

    Effective September 13, CMPA has announced that Vincent Degiorgio will take over from Jodie Ferneyhough as new President. Ferneyhough will remain on the board as CMPA Vice President.

  • New Program to Highlight CIMA Artists on Canadian FM Radio

    Bray & Partners Communications is spotlighting musicians from CIMA member companies on FM 106.5 in Toronto and FM 106.3 in Vancouver this fall. The "CIMA Independent Artist of the Week" profile will include a title intro, a brief story about the artist, and airplay for the featured song.

  • September Member Spotlight: Pipe & Hat (Manitoba)

    This week's Member Spotlight features Pipe & Hat, the artist management firm, label and recording studio based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Founded by Tim Jones in 2009, Pipe & Hat is the company behind such artists to watch as Mise en Scene, Faouzia, Attica Riots and Sc Mira.

  • Country Music Week Wraps Up with CCMA Ceremony in London

    On September 11, the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) honoured excellence in Canadian country music by hosting the CCMA Awards in London, Ontario. Several artists supported by CIMA and our members were recognized, including Jess Moskaluke, High Valley and Dean Brody.

  • Posters Announced for Short-Listed 2016 Polaris Prize Albums

    10 posters artists have been announced for the 2016 Polaris Music Prize. Each artist creates a limited edition silk-screen poster for an album on the 2016 Short List. The Polaris Music Prize Gala will be held on Monday, September 19 at The Carlu in Toronto.

  • Pacifico Named as CEO of UK’s Independent Music Association

    Paul Pacifico of Featured Artists Coalition (FAC) has been appointed new CEO of the UK independent music trade association, AIM. He follows Alison Wenham, who left AIM after 17 years to head the Worldwide Independent Network (WIN) in May of 2016.

  • 5 Reasons to Take Our “Music in Motion” Export Survey!

    Besides being eligible to win a VIP Canadian Music Week pass, here are 5 additional reasons to take our music export survey, which is conducted by Nordicity and can be finished online in less than 30 minutes.

  • Save The Date: CIMA Annual General Meeting – Sep 29

    CIMA will hold its Annual General Meeting on Thursday, September 29 at the eOne offices in Toronto (134 Peter St.) between 4-6pm. We look forward to seeing you there!

  • Ian MacKay Re-Confirmed by Board as Re:Sound President

    Following his initial appointment in 2009, Ian MacKay has been re-appointed as President of Re:Sound, effective until 2020. In 2015, Re:Sound streamlined its distribution and licensing systems and lowered operational costs to 14%.

  • CIMA Member Spotlight: Stony Plain Records (Alberta)

    This week's Member Spotlight features Stony Plain Records, the roots music label founded in Edmonton, Alberta in 1976 by Holger Petersen, specializing in blues, R&B, bluegrass, rock & roll, folk and country artists such as Colin Linden and Ian Tyson.