Save The Date: CIMA’s 2016 Celebration & Awards Gala takes place June 13, 2016

CIMA is excited to announce that its 2nd Annual Celebration  & Awards Gala is set for Monday, June 13, 2016 at Berkeley Church (315 Queen St. E, Toronto, ON). Tickets will go on-sale shortly – stay tuned for details! In the meantime, mark this date in your calendars!

Last year’s 40th anniversary celebration was a massive success, with tickets selling out within days! With that in mind, we have moved to a slightly larger venue to accommodate our members, industry partners, sponsors and guests, while keeping with the intimate setting of our inaugural gala. For a recap of the 2015 edition, click here.

CIMA 2016 Annual Gala and Awards poster

This year, nominations for the Brian Chater Leadership Award, Entrepreneur Award and Unsung Hero Award will be open to CIMA’s membership. Members are encouraged to submit up to three names per category and will receive information on how to participate via e-mail.

CIMA is also introducing a new award in 2016, the Marketing Award:

Innovation knows no bounds in the digital era, and creative approaches to promotional campaigns, be they viral, experiential or lifestyle-focused, make for an exciting landscape in which to launch new projects.

Whether for music releases, tour announcements, fan engagement initiatives or anything in between, Canada’s independent community knows how to turn heads and command attention for its artists, whether budgets and teams are large or small.

This award acknowledges the marketing power, creativity and inventive fire of our indies.

Nominations for this award will also be accepted from CIMA’s membership.

Inquiries about the 2016 Gala can be sent to: emy@cimamusic.ca.