On behalf of our members, CIMA prepares and publishes reports, submissions and position pagers on the many issues affecting our industry. These reports provide the foundation for our interaction with governments, regulatory bodies and music business stakeholders.
December 15th, 2016 | Tags: advocacy, publications
On April 18, CIMA launched an economic and policy report addressing barriers that confront Canadian artists performing in the United States. The event featured presentations by CIMA President Stuart Johnston, CFM Executive Director Liana White, independent artist and label owner Miranda Mulholland, and Canadian folk duo, Harrow Fair.
April 27th, 2016 | Tags: advocacy, biz dev, export, gov relations, USA
As a result of its open government policy, the Ontario government seeks further public input on its development of a Provincial Culture Strategy. Consultations will run until May 13, with a final strategy expected to be in place by summer, 2016.
April 26th, 2016 | Tags: advocacy, gov relations, ontario, policy
Heritage Canada has announced an ambitious plan to review and potentially update all Canadian cultural policy institutions – bringing them into line with digital media technologies and current Internet communications practices.
April 25th, 2016 | Tags: advocacy, broadcasting, canada, copyright, funding, policy
(Monday, April 18, 2016 – Toronto): The Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) has released a report that illustrates the opportunities and challenges that exist for Canadian musicians seeking to play shows and do business in the United States.
April 18th, 2016 | Tags: advocacy, export
The Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) has filed a submission, in partnership with and on behalf of 10 other music industry organizations to intervene in Bell Media, Inc.'s licence submission to argue for continued Canadian content as well as continued funding for MuchFACT.
August 19th, 2015 | Tags: advocacy, bell media, broadcasting, crtc, m3, much, MuchFACT
FYI Music News interviews CIMA President Stuart Johnston to get a look into how CIMA's federal election advocacy is shaping up.
August 6th, 2015 | Tags: advocacy, coalition, fyi music news, policy
The Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) and MusicOntario congratulate the Ontario government on its decision to permanently continue the Ontario Music Fund (OMF) at $15 million per year.
April 23rd, 2015 | Tags: advocacy, CIMA, lobbying, MusicOntario, ontario, ontario music fund, ontario sound recording tax credit
CIMA is pleased that the Government of Canada has announced its intention to extend the term of copyright on sound recordings and performances to 70 years.
April 21st, 2015 | Tags: advocacy, budget, CIMA, federal government, term of copyright
CIMA President Stuart Johnston and Board Member Nick Blasko are participating in the annual GRAMMYs on the Hill Advocacy Day with the Recording Industry Association of America!
April 15th, 2015 | Tags: advocacy, grammy on the hill advocacy day, RIAA