CIMA @ Breakout West 2019

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October 2, 2019
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The Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) are pleased to be sponsoring two panels and a one-on-one sessions at Breakout West this year in Whitehorse, Yukon. 

Panel 1: 

Release Strategies: DIY, Label & Alternative Approaches presented by CIMA

When: Fri, October 4th, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

As music has shifted into the digital space, the role of the record label has changed substantially. What label services are worth paying for when access to DSPs and online curators are on a few keystrokes away? Do you really “have to” release on Fridays?! What are some of the innovative ways in which artists are sharing their songs and being heard? We’ll find out!


  • Bled Celhyka Artist Manager,
  • Brian Hetherman President, Cerberus 
  • Craig Mannix
  • Linda Bush Director, Artist and Label Services, Cadence Music Group 
  • Adam Nealon A&R, Secretly Group 
  • Maddie Storvold Roots Speaker

Panel 2: 

Building a Personalized Export Strategy presented by CIMA

When: Fri, October 4th, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

You came to BreakOut West to push yourself from western Canada out to the rest of the world. We’re here to fill out your passport. Find out what it means for an artist to be ‘Export Ready’ and what you should be doing to take advantage of opportunities across borders when they came knocking (and they may come sooner than you expect).


  • David 'Skully' Sullivan-Kaplan Agent, United Talent 
  • Andy Jones Focus Wales 
  • Joanne Setterington President, Indoor Recess Inc. 
  • Bled Celhyka Artist Manager, Artist Manager Speaker


When: Thursday, Friday, Saturday 3:00 - 5:00 pm 


Your opportunity to meet face to face with key industry leaders attending BreakOut West this year. This meeting series proves to be one of the most popular parts of BreakOut West and does tend to fill up in advance of the event. So we encourage you to check it out now.  NOTE: You must be a registered delegate to access the sign up for one-on-one meetings. If you have not yet registered click below to complete your registration. For full instruction on signing up for One-on-One Mentor Meetings.

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