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.

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.

CIMA Export

CIMA's Export initiatives enable the promotion of Canadian independent music in international markets through showcase and business opportunities, which leads directly to export agreements between our members and the international music industry (distributors, agents, buyers etc)

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.