CIMA Vice-President (Operations) Donna Murphy Announces Retirement

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April 24, 2018
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CIMA Vice-President (Operations) Donna Murphy Announces Retirement

TORONTO, ON – Vice-President (Operations), Donna Murphy, has announced her retirement from the Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA, formerly CIRPA) after 35+ years at the organization. Donna’s retirement began as of March 31st, 2018.

Donna Murphy has dedicated more than thirty years to her work in the music industry, starting her career in a small independent music company in Toronto. She then joined Earl Rosen & Associates where she worked on behalf of the Canadian Independent Record Production Association (CIRPA), before being hired to work directly for CIRPA. At CIRPA, she advanced to a number of positions, including: Research Director, Database Administrator for the CIRPA/ADISQ Foundation, Manager of the Canadian Music Industry Database, and finally, Vice-President Operations with the Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA). Donna was also the founding Executive Director of the Songwriters Association of Canada (SAC).

"I feel privileged to have spent essentially my full career doing my best to move our industry forward contributing 30+ years to CIRPA/CIMA’s work in developing programs and services that benefit Canadian music companies, artists and creators." said Donna. 

“Donna has played such a major role in the development of this organization, and her unwavering commitment to her work and mentoring of others will be sorely missed,” said Stuart Johnston, President, CIMA. “Please join me in thanking Donna Murphy for her outstanding service to CIMA and wishing her all the best for a very happy, well-deserved, retirement.”

The Canadian Independent Music Association is the not-for-profit national trade association representing the English-language, Canadian-owned sector of the music industry. CIMA supports the independent music community through advocacy, professional development, showcasing, and celebration both nationally and internationally.

CIMA is hosting a reception on May 3rd to celebrate Donna’s long career. For more information, please contact Matt Badoe (Administrative Coordinator, CIMA) at If you cannot attend but you'd like to send a note or card to Donna, please get in touch and we can facilitate that. 

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