CIMA @ January Music Meeting 2020

Wed 29th January 2020 - Sat 1st February 2020
Winnipeg, Manitoba

CIMA is pleased to be supporting a handful of events at this years January Music Meeting  (JMM) 

Music industry gathering. Heart of the country. Middle of winter.

January 29 – February 1, 2020 Manitoba Music, Treaty One Territory, 1-376 Donald St, Winnipeg The seventh edition of January Music Meeting (JMM) welcomes some of Canada’s top music industry pros in a conference format that includes specialized and interactive training through presentations, discussion groups, networking mixers, and mentor meetings. Music industry reps from across North America will converge on Winnipeg to discuss the state of Canada’s independent music industry and provide concrete advice on how to succeed in the constantly evolving music business. JMM offers Manitoba's music community a rare opportunity to network with a cross section of tastemakers and experts while connecting with local artists and industry peers.

12PM | Navigating U.S. Visa Applications + Border Laws

Presenter: David Amar, Covey Law

About: The U.S. music market is one of the world’s biggest influencers so it’s no surprise that Canadian artists are eager to travel south of the 49th parallel. One of the greatest barriers for breaking into the U.S. market is the permit necessary for artists to cross the border. The application process can be expensive, daunting, and there are many common misconceptions for artists obtaining a U.S. visa. This session is targeted towards export-ready artists or professionals poised to break into the U.S. touring market in 2020 and will explore the various options for work permits and the laws behind the process.

5PM | The Importance of a Band Agreement

where: Manitoba Music, 2nd floor

Presenter: Matt Gorman, Oceantown Music 

About:  It doesn’t take long to discover that being in a band is similar to being in a relationship. There are multiple personalities, priorities, and schedules to manage, all while working towards one common goal. In the early stages, it’s easy to get excited, set your eye on the target, and work as a team, but what happens if things turn sour? disagreements arise? Music careers can suffer major set backs because of difficult band break-ups. This session will highlight the importance of band agreements, why everyone needs one, when you need one, and how you can legally protect yourself from a potentially harmful split.

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