CIMA @ Pop Montreal 2023

Wed 27th September 2023 - Sun 1st October 2023

POP Montreal is now entering its 22nd year as a permanent fixture on the Montreal festival map and the international music circuit. Each year, the five-day festival presents more than 400 artists to audiences of over 60,000. CIMA is pleased to support Pop Montreal once again by co-presenting a full day of panels at POP Symposium.

Every year, POP Symposium brings people together to discuss the most pressing issues facing the music industry. This year’s POP Symposium presents an inspiring suite of hands-on workshops and panel discussions aimed at empowering the next generation of artists to build sustainable careers. Across the five themes of the symposium– CIMA will two panel sessions focusing on Economic Realities of Touring and Changing Grant Landscape for Music Companies

In addition to the Pop Symposium, CIMA will be supporting a delegate industry gathering where artists and industry professionals can have the opportunity for a candid meet and greet.

Panel 1: Living off Live Music: The Economic Realities of Touring

Sunday, October 1, 2023

Doors: 1:30PM | Show: 2PM

Touring and playing live shows are essential to any musician’s career. But recently, many artists have been publicly discussing the economic, emotional, and physical challenges of touring. This panel brings together agents, artists and promoters to discuss these challenges and how artists should think about their next tour strategically.

**This venue is wheelchair accessible with gender neutral bathrooms and welcoming of service animals**

Panel 2: The Changing Grant Landscape for Music Companies 

Sunday, October 1, 2023

Doors: 3PM | Show: 3:30PM

The Canadian music industry relies heavily on various government programs that support the sector. However, to most musicians and the public, the grant system for Canadian music companies can be difficult to understand. This panel brings together music industry experts to demystify this aspect of the grant system and discuss the changing landscape of funding for music companies.

**This venue is wheelchair accessible with gender neutral bathrooms and welcoming of service animals**


This is an artist-only event, specifically designed for artists to connect with industry folks from around the world. The purpose of these sessions is to connect you with people who might be able to benefit your career in some way or just share general advice & knowledge. It's going to be a lot of fun and totally stress free. Look forward to having you there.

Saturday September 30 @ 11am - 12::30p

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