A Salute to Pegi Cecconi

Posted on
March 28, 2024

CIMA joins the music industry across the world in celebrating the unmatched life of Pegi Cecconi.

Not only an unstoppable force in the Canadian music industry, her profound impact and revolutionary ideas have crossed every bridge and barrier possible. Her vision and audacity guided SRO-Anthem and the career of Rush to legendary heights reserved for only a few.

CIMA is fiercely proud to have had the privilege of her leadership on our Board of Directors for more than 25 years, where she donated her highly sought-after time and expertise to make sure Canada’s independent music sector was duly empowered and respected as the force that it is. She further served as Chair of the Board of FACTOR, and on the Board of MMF Canada. In 2023, CIMA launched the inaugural Queen of Fucking Everything Award at Make It Music to forever acknowledge her achievements – often as the first and only woman at the table, where she made sure to invite others.

“Pegi is one of the most powerful personalities I have ever had the pleasure of knowing,” says Tim Potocic (Sonic Unyon Records), Chair of CIMA’s Board. “She paved the way for not only scrappy independent record labels in Canada, but for us to become global music companies who do business on our own terms, and by our own design. She will be deeply missed, but her contributions will impact generations to come.”

She took no shit, but gave so much back to her peers, to those she mentored and guided, to her dear friends, and especially to her beloved daughters and family.

"Pegi Cecconi was an unrivalled force,” says CIMA’s President & CEO, Andrew Cash. “I am fortunate to lead a strong, bold, and fearless organization in CIMA, in no small part thanks to Pegi’s trailblazing efforts and unapologetic dedication to independent music companies in Canada.”

A booming cackle for the ages, CIMA salutes our Queen of Fucking Everything (QOFE), Pegi Cecconi. We have lost a legend and a treasure.

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