Become a CIMA Member

Why should I join CIMA?

When you become a CIMA member you're joining an organization that is dedicated to helping your artists and their music succeed worldwide. We have two ways we go about it.

Join CIMA and take on the world!

Through CIMA’s trade missions you’ll have the opportunity to take your independent artists to the United States, Australia, Germany, the UK, Japan, Mexico and so much more!

  • Showcases: are the ideal way to introduce your artists to the international market at trade shows and festivals across the globe including SXSW, The Great Escape, Reeperbahn, Folk Alliance International, AmericanaFest & so much more.
  • Trade Missions: are CIMA-led business missions that break new ground for Canadian independent artists and their business representatives. These missions offer members the chance to meet and do business with international delegates.

Build a stronger independent music industry

When you join CIMA, you’re adding your voice to the chorus.

By being a member, participating on committees, serving on the board of directors, and engaging with the broader CIMA membership – you’re helping to strengthen the Canadian independent music sector.

We engage in government advocacy for strong music, appear at regulatory hearings, meet with ministers and conduct original research.

How can I join CIMA?

Once you’re ready to become a member of CIMA please contact Sam Rayner ( for more information. He’ll answer all your questions & get you signed up!

CIMA Member Testimonial: Jeff Beaulieu (Hopeful Tragedy Records)