Canadian Blast

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Canadian Blast is the showcasing brand under which CIMA promotes Canadian independent music in the US, UK-Europe, Latin America, Australia, South Asia and other emerging markets.

These international events provide global, collective, multi-faceted marketing opportunities which individual companies and artists would be unable to undertake on their own.


Music Export Canada initiatives

We have a range of initiatives we select from depending on each market.

Canada Stand at international music industry trade shows serves as home base for registered Canadian companies (Jazzahead!)

Canadian Blast Showcases are multi-band performances by Canadians at trade shows, festivals and conferences across the world (Canada House venues, Canadian Blast BBQ)

Music Export Canada Missions in partnership with Canadian Embassies, these mini-tours open up new global markets, strengthening current ties, and create ‘deal-making’ opportunities for Canadian music products and artists.

Promotional Activities

To achieve the best results for each initiative, CIMA organizes and provides key promotional support.

B2B Opportunities – High-potential business networking ‘mixers’, ‘speed-networking’ and ‘round tables’ that provide direct interaction with international music business reps, and seminars featuring local market representatives.

Promo material including postcards, flyers, brochures, posters and more in promotion of Canadian Blast showcases and Music Export Canada initiatives

Digital marketing including companies/performer profiles via cimamusic.ca, social media promotion, newsletters, call outs and more

Press and promotion using local PR firms to distribute press releases to media and music industry – including translation services where required

Post-event analysis following every Music Export Canada event, delegates are surveyed and data is gathered to track business successes and lay the foundation for continued funding and support.