CIMA @ BOW 2020

Fri 25th September 2020, Sat 3rd, Fri 9th October 2020
Tagged as
2020, BOW, Breakout West, CIMA

The Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) are pleased to be sponsoring two panels and a One-on-one Pitch Sessionsat Breakout West virtually this year!

Panel 1

Mexico / Latin America - International Market Deep Dive

Date: Saturday Oct 03

Time 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM


Latin America is the fastest growing music market in the world, and you don’t even have to cross an ocean to get there. With vibrant festivals and open air events, and stunning cities across a breadth of unique countries and cultures it’s an excellent opportunity to develop in a new market. Learn what genres pop in what areas, and how this quickly developing music market is adapting to current circumstances.


Ana Rodriguez Manager / Consultant on Mexican Market, Troker / Relatable

Claudia Pereira Manager, Booker, Curator, FUEGO

Gabriela Urquiza Agent, booker, manager, artist development, Glamrock Agency

Gerry Rosado Intolerancia Records

Héctor Mora Ramirez Colombian National TV&Radio Public Network

Patricia Carrera Director, Control Freaks

Panel 2

The Shifting Landscape of Independent Labels

Date: Monday, Oct 05

Time: 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

Independent labels drive the most legendary music industry narratives. They can be bastions of underground art like SST or the Elephant 6, or they can be juggernauts that launch huge artists like Big Machine. In the digital era the role of the label has changed tremendously, and in a market like Canada, labels have an even more multifaceted role in finding ears for new records. What tools do labels have access to that an independent artist might not, and how do they build community and identity around what they do so effectively. Our panel of label representatives talk about how their business has evolved and how they participate in a global music ecosystem


Ben Chan Licensing & Sync//Publishing Administration, Last Gang

Jocelyn Greenwood President, Cordova Bay Entertainment Group

Jörg Tresp Owner, DevilDuck Records

Kesi Smyth General Manager & Human Resources, 604 Records Inc.

Rachel Cragg Director, Nettwerk Music Group

One-on-one Pitch Sessions

Meet the Festivals - One-on-one Pitch Sessions

Date: Tuesday, Oct 06

Time: 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Sign up for one-on-one meetings with industry professionals to meet, network, and pitch your project to further your career. You may sign up for up to 8 meetings, that must be scheduled in advance through Delegate Select. Click the link below to sign up for one-on-one pitch sessions.


Alka Sharma Executive Director, Folk Music Ontario

Becky Ayres Liverpool Sound City

Brian Hobbs SXSW

Curtis Running Rabbit-Lefthand Executive Artistic Director, Indigenous Resilience in Music / Rythm of the People

David Silbaugh Talent Buyer, Milwaukee Summerfest

Goc O'Callaghan Miss, Ubiqu Live // ArcTanGent // Association of Independent Festivals

Henca Maduro New Skool Rules

Jen McKerral Up Here Festival

Kirsten Andrews Partner/Artistic Director, Squamish Constellation

Maria Theesink Tønder Festival

Peter Åstedt Festival manger, Future Echoes

Tim Potocic Sonic Unyon / Supercrawl

Yusuf "Yuie" Muhammad Artist Relations & Programming manager, ONE MusicFest/At The Crib Fest

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