CIMA Presents: Music in Motion: International Opportunities for Canadian Companies and Artists

Thu 28th March 2019
Vancouver, British Columbia
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Canadian Independent Music Association, CIMA, March 28th, professional development, Vancouver

Join the Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) and key industry professionals for an opportunity to explore the world of export for Canadian music companies and artists through panels, roundtables, and networking!

WHEN: Thursday, March 28th
WHERE: Mt. Pleasant (225 W 8th, 2nd Floor), Vancouver, BC 
TIME: 11:30am – 7:00pm
TICKETSFREE for CIMA, Canadian Music Publishers Association, & provincial MIA members in good standing; $25 for non-members. Register here.

11:30am: Doors open
12:00pm: Lunch

12:30pm – 1:15pm: Panel 1: You’re going to a festival…Now what? (Making the most out of your conference)
1:30pm – 2:15pm: Panel 2: Export Options for Canadian Independent Publishers
2:30pm – 3:10pm: Panel 3: Experiences on the Road: A Conversation on Export-Ready Companies/Artist
3:45pm – 4:45pm: Round table Discussion (With panelist from panels 1-3 as moderators)
5:00pm – 7:00pm: Networking Mixer

PANEL 1 (12:30pm): You’re going to a festival…now what? (Making the most out of your conference)

Attending industry conferences is expensive, daunting and time-consuming. So, how can you make the most of it? Working smart goes beyond just showing up and shaking hands or playing a showcase slot; it requires goal setting, preparation and knowing your options before entering a conference. This session will give you the chance to hear from the very people who can give you the nitty gritty on best practices and how to ensure that each conference you go to becomes a meaningful stepping stone in your career.

PANEL 2 (1:30pm): Export Options for Canadian independent music publishers (you!)

CIMA and Canadian Music Publishers Association have teamed up to de-mystify that tricky area where publishing and export intersect, and opportunities for growth are plentiful. This session will not only cover the basics of publishing they’ll also dig deep into the trends of the sector, international opportunities, relationship building, and models for success. The Canadian Music Publishers Association will also present their most recent export study, “
Export Ready, Export Critical: Music Publishing in Canada

PANEL 3 (2:30pm): Experiences on the Road: A Conversation about export-ready companies & artists, & how to get there

This session seeks to clarify the best practices in identifying artists ready for export and how to effectively benefit from exporting opportunities from management and label perspectives.

Roundtable Discussion (3:45pm):
We hope you've been taking notes all day and jotting down questions, because these intimate roundtable sessions will allow you to dig deeper with each speaker into your specific questions, and allow you to gain perspective on the obstacles and opportunities your peers face.

Networking Mixer (5:00pm)
Unwind after a productive day, meet your peers and make some new connections!

Members in good standing of CIMA, Canadian Music Publishers Association, or any of the provincial music industry associations should contact Sam R ( for their discount codes. 

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