CIMA Presents: Ask Me Anything - What to Expect When Joining Our Board

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September 7, 2021
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CIMA Presents: Ask Me Anything - What to Expect When Joining Our Board

Are you interested in joining CIMA’s Board of Directors or curious about the issues affecting the landscape of the Canadian independent music industry that our Board tackles from meeting to meeting? Join CIMA's Amanda Rheaume (Ishkode Records) and Kesi Smyth (604 Records) as they discuss their own experiences as first-time Board Members.

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Date: Friday, September 10, 2021 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM ET

Cost: FREE!


Amanda Rheaume (Ishkode Records)

Amanda Rheaume is a Juno nominated and Canadian Folk Music Award winning Métis singer/songwriter from Ottawa, Ontario. As a self-managed artist, she has been touring nationally and internationally since 2010. Co-owner of Ishkode Records Inc. and Operations Director of the International Indigenous Music Summit, Amanda is deeply invested and active in the Indigenous music community. She is committed to creating equity and equal opportunities for Indigenous artists and amplifying Indigenous voices in the music industry at home and abroad.

Kesi Smyth (604 Records)

Kesi Smyth brings 16 years of experience to Canada’s music industry as General Manager for the 604 Label Group (604 Records, Light Organ Records, Simkin Artist Management and Comedy Here Often?).

Most notably; Kesi was day to day manager for Carly Rae Jepsen during the peak of global hit “Call Me Maybe” organizing performances for the MuchMusic Video Awards, Billboard Music Awards, American Music Awards, and much more. She has since ascended roles to oversee the label operations of the 604 Label Group and the many clients it serves.

While handling day to day operations for the label group and its staff, Kesi brings extensive knowledge and experience to the role. She is responsible for overseeing effective marketing plans, tour and recording schedules, managing various creative projects, and working closely with third party managers, agents, and creative teams.

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