CIMA @ Breakout West 2023
The Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) is thrilled to announce our participation at Breakout West, taking place this year in Kelowna, BC from October 11th to 15th.
About Breakout West:
Breakout West is an exciting event that brings together music professionals and enthusiasts from across the industry. It's a fantastic opportunity for artists, music businesses, and fans to connect and celebrate the vibrant independent music scene.
What to Expect:
CIMA is proud to be supporting three panels during this year's Breakout West, each offering unique insights into the music industry:
Panel 1: Global Strategies for Press
- Date: October 13, 2023
- Time: 12:45 PM
- Description: Stop the presses! But don't actually stop the presses! Music is a key driver of identity, and as consumption of music has become more passive through digital service providers, press has become a critical, if dwindling, method of driving the narrative around artists. Our panel of international publicity professionals speaks to the evolving role of the press, and how active artists can make the best use of their marketing budgets to drive their narratives.
Panel 2: Market Deep Dive: Mexico
- Date: October 13, 2023
- Time: 12:30 PM
- Description: Do you know what is going on with the music industry in Latin America? Performances by international artists are selling big, and the revenues are big to match. Mexico alone is the biggest music market worldwide for Spotify and the ticket sales for shows are staggering. You've seen the world-dominating success of Latin artists like Bad Bunny or Luis Miguel, at BreakOut West you can learn how to get in on the action. Learn about how to export to Mexico with a panel of the most influential presenters and industry professionals from the region. Mexico is open for business!
Panel 3: Market Deep Dive: Pacific Northwest
- Date: October 14, 2023
- Time: 3:00 PM
- Description: BreakOut West is your portal from the west to the rest of the world. As territories open up again to showcasing and travel, now is a great time to learn the ins and outs of the most vibrant export markets for Canadian music. You might have heard Vancouver's Said the Whale remarking about wanting to 'build Cascadia' or perhaps BreakOut West 2023 showcasing artist Vanstones dedicating an entire album to the region. Kelowna is an undersung part of the mountainous Pacific Northwest region, which is also home to incredible unique cities and scenes on the other side of the border including Portland, Spokane, Seattle, Boise, and dozens more. Each of these are some of the vibrant hubs for artistic incubation and have skyrocketed incredible artists into the mainstream musical imagination. Hear from some of the most important music companies developing and representing Cascadia at BreakOut West.
In addition to these exciting panels, BreakOut West's legendary 1x1 Meeting schedule is back! These are a series of schedulable B2B meetings with hand-selected industry professionals at BreakOut West, and they are one of the most popular components of the conference. These meetings are 8 minutes long, with a 2-minute break between each. It's a great opportunity to break the ice, hand out your business card, and make a connection you can follow up on. These meetings take place in the Mt. Boucherie room at the Delta Grand Okanagan Hotel and are available between 2:30 PM and 4:30 PM on October 12, 13, and 14. All BreakOut West registrants will have access to book 1x1 meetings, but these book quickly!
Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to be a part of the music industry's future. Mark your calendars for October 11th - 15th, and join us in Kelowna, BC, for Breakout West!
Stay updated with CIMA for more information on our panels and sessions at Breakout West.