CIMA Initiatives

CIMA continues to take a leadership role in improving the economic viability and well-being of our independent music and sound recording sectors.

The following are key initiatives in CIMA’s ongoing efforts.

Music Export Canada, the online music export office of the Canadian music industry, helps Canadian music makers explore international markets.

Road Gold: Certified by CIMA

Acknowledges the dedication and drive of touring artists by awarding this certification to those artists who have achieved a high level of success.

Canadian Blast Events

The global brand under which CIMA promotes Canadian independent music, these events provide marketing opportunities which companies and artists would be unable to undertake on their own.

CIMA Gala Awards

To showcase the strength, diversity and breadth of Canada’s independent music sector CIMA launched the annual CIMA Awards Gala with a celebration of Canadian artists and four industry awards.


MusicOntario was established in 2012, as a division of the Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA), to be a hub for all participants in the Ontario music industry.