Last Chance to Sign Up for VIP Access to the Canadian Blast BBQ at SXSW!

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February 19, 2014
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Last Chance to Sign Up for VIP Access to the Canadian Blast BBQ at SXSW!

South By Southwest is quickly approaching (March 7th-16th), and CIMA wants you to make the most of your trip to Austin! Whether you are a member, non-member or independent artist, there are benefits to joining the Canadian Blast initiative.

With the business package, registered companies can look forward to:

  • Participation in the invitation-only VIP BBQ reception, a targeted networking opportunity with international delegates of your choosing which takes place right before CIMA's famed Canadian Blast kick-off BBQ.
  • Participation in the Country Connections round table speed dating sessions, which CIMA has partnered with 6 international export offices to program.
  • Promotion of all of each of your showcasing artists' showcases on our digital and printed Canadian Blast posters, with 3000 distributed throughout Austin in addition to online dissemination.
  •  Marketing through Canadian Blast and CIMA's social media for all of your showcasing artists and inclusion in our digital gig guide/large Canada Stand on-site poster.
  • One track per showcasing artist on our digital sampler (available for stream or download until April 2014), disseminated through our marketing and promotion partners and sponsors.


With our Artist-Only PR Package, independent artists can enjoy:

  • All of your SXSW showcases listed on 3000 Canadian Blast posters (18" x 24"), distributed across Austin by our aggressively successful street team.
  •  Inclusion in our digital gig guide, which will be available on and promoted through Canadian Blast and CIMA's social networks.
  • One track included on the Canadian Blast SXSW digital sampler, which will be available for download and streaming and promoted through Canadian Blast and CIMA social networks.
  • Your artist profile on Canadian Blast website (including embedded video streaming).
  • Inclusion in the media packages serviced by the in-market Canadian Blast publicist to leading media before and during SXSW.
  • Participants receive 15% discount on additional social media and street marketing support through eEK! Productions.


Register ASAP! Space is limited and there's less than three weeks to go!


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