Wrap Up Report: CIMA Returns From Halifax Pop Explosion 2017
October CIMA returned to Halifax Pop Explosion, one of Canada’s most respected
festivals that showcases new emerging music, arts and culture. The festival,
which combines showcases, networking events and a music industry conference, is
held over 4 days and offers over 180 bands the opportunity to showcase at 18
venues in front of thousands of industry reps and over 20,000 attendees.
second year in a row CIMA proudly sponsored the Label Summit, a two-day unique
round table style group discussion platform that gave participants the
opportunity to meet face to face with other international delegates working
with labels and marketing companies.
discussion included the art of streaming, the record cycle, distribution (from
indies to majors), developing artist campaigns and more.
evening from 5-7PM, CIMA hosted a networking reception at the Stubborn Goat.
The room was at capacity for the full two hours as attendees had the
opportunity to mix and mingle (and enjoy plenty of food!) with both Canadian
and international delegates.
following the reception, CIMA presented the Canadian Blast showcase at the
Seahorse Tavern where four Canadian acts performed in front of a packed venue.
It was Ontario’s Taylor Knox who kicked off the evening on a high note with his
pop-rock and grunge sound. Up next was local Nova Scotia singer-songwriter
Devarrow who instantly quieted the crowd with his captivating blend of folk and
own Casper Skulls kept the party going with their supercharged live
performance! Wrapping up an evening of great music was Toronto based band
Beliefs, who had the crowd dancing and singing along throughout their entire
CIMA gratefully acknowledges and thanks our generous sponsors and partners Canadian Music Week (CMW), Corus Entertainment, the Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings (FACTOR), the Government of Canada (through the Canada Music Fund), Harvard Broadcasting, Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC), the Radio Starmaker Fund, Stingray Music and The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN).