Interested in taking your artist or company overseas? Here’s how CIMA can help!

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April 16, 2014
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As you know, CIMA is committed to finding and creating exporting opportunities for Canadian independent music, both domestically and internationally. We’re continually working hard to add new showcasing, B2B, and networking opportunities for our members – and as we’re working on finalizing the details for the export missions that are coming up over the next little while!

To help us understand how we can best help you, we've created a short survey/checklist to get an idea of the types of events our members would be interested in attending. Once you've looked over the list of events below, let us know what you think matches up the best with the types of opportunities you're looking for!


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May 8-10, 2014 – The Great Escape – Brighton, UK

  • The Great Escape (TGE) is one of Europe's leading festivals for discovering new music. It attracts over 3,000 delegates from around the world and features upwards of 350 local and international artists over the course of the 3-day event.
  • Comparable to SXSW, it's the UK's largest showcasing and music conference, and hosts panels, debates keynote speeches and networking events.
  • You can still register for our business events - speed networking events, B2B support from CIMA, access to Canada House as a base for meetings, and other B2B opportunities.

Please click here for more details.



May 6-10, 2014 – International Marketplace @ CMW – Toronto, ON

  • The International Marketplace is a great opportunity to meet with the international music community in a central location at CMW.
  • Provides opportunity to host receptions, set up international exhibits and booths as well as hold information panels on their respective territories.
  • This year’s pre-arranged B2B meetings include the first-ever official delegation from the United States (American Association of Independent Music) as well as delegates from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Taiwan.

Click here for more details.

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May 21, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA

  • The Canadian Blast showcasing opportunities in Los Angeles are a great way to raise your artist's profile in the USA.
  • In addition to showcasing, there are B2B and networking opportunities, including a local promoter that can help you connect with key decision-makers in the entertainment industry (including music, film and TV).

Please click here for more details.


July 7-10, 2014 – Canada Invades Glasgow – Glasgow, Scotland

  • CIMA is also planning a new and unique music mission to Scotland in partnership with the Scottish Music Industry Association, involving businesses and artists from across Canada and partnering with Music Nova Scotia
  • Includes both showcasing and B2B opportunities, this event is designed to coincide with Glasgow hosting the Commonwealth Games.

More details coming soon!


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September 10-12, 2014 - BIGSOUND – Brisbane, Australia

  • BIGSOUND is a great opportunity to break into the Australasian market, and allows independent artists to showcase, network and do business in a rapidly expanding global community.
  • Our export mission for 2014 will include B2B meetings, networking opportunities and showcasing.

For more information on BIGSOUND, please click here.


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September 17-20, 2014 – Reeperbahn Festival and Campus – Hamburg, Germany

  • With Germany ranking 3rd in the worldwide music market, Reeperbahn is fast becoming the B2B networking platform of choice for the international music community.
  • We’ll once again be hosting a Canada House at Reeperbahn, giving you access to showcasing and B2B opportunities!

For more information, please click here.



September 17-21, 2014 – Americana Music Festival & Conference – Nashville, TN

  • The Americana Music Conference features numerous panels, seminars and approximately 130 live performances, providing Nashville’s most educational music industry forum.
  • Our export mission will be focused on showcasing and B2B networking opportunities!

If you have any specific questions about these events or CIMA’s exporting missions in general, please contact Trisha Carter at


Survey: Now that you know what we have in store over the next few months, please take a few minutes and complete our short survey/checklist by clicking here.


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