Music Export Canada and The Consulate General of Canada Present: Canadian Blast in Los Angeles!

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November 5, 2014
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Over the past few months, CIMA, via our Music Export Canada initiative, has been exploring showcasing opportunities in Los Angeles - one of the most important cities in the world for recorded music and entertainment! To help us create these excellent opportunities, like our Annual Celebration of Canadian Music Excellence (details coming soon), we've teamed up with The Consulate General of Canada.

On November 12th, we'll be once again partnering with the Consulate General of Canada to put on an exclusive Canadian Blast Showcase at the Official Residence in Los Angeles. The purpose of this mission is to showcase Canadian export-ready artists to the Los Angeles entertainment industry, and for their representatives to build business connections and opportunities within areas like touring, press, publishing and song placement - just to name a few!

This Canadian Blast showcase is an exclusive, invite-only event; the guest list has been specifically targeted to the VIPs of the Los Angeles entertainment industry. The invite list has been managed by the office of the Consul General of Canada. Beyond the showcasing opportunity, this mission also includes a VIP luncheon with our artist representatives and additional targeted LA industry contacts to match the needs of the business representatives in attendance.

We're now excited to present some of the details for this November mission, featuring acoustic sets from Jenn Grant (Outside Music, Management: Blue Grace Music) and Lindsay Broughton (Curve Music). They'll be performing at the Official Residence of Canada from 6:00pm -8:00pm.

We'd like to thank the Consul General, James Villeneuve, and his team for allowing the use of his residence for this showcase!


Cblast in LA - Nov 12, 2014 - for web[1]


Jenn Grant (Outside Music; Management: Blue Grace Music): Canadian songstress Jenn Grant has released four albums to her name garnering critical acclaim.  A Juno nominee, PolarisPrize listed artist and ECMA winner. Grant has garnered critical acclaim from all corners of the world. She has performed across North America & Europe and has appeared at numerous festivals including Primavera Sound, SXSW, The Great Escape, and numerous Canadian festivals. Jenn Grant's new album is due out later this year in North America and early 2015 for the rest of the world. It features and array of guest performers including: Ron Sexsmith & Don Kerr, Doug Paisley, Buck 65, Sarah Harmer & Rachel Sermanni to name but a few.


Lindsay Broughton (Curve Music): In just a few short years Lindsay Broughton has established herself as one of the most accomplished newcomers in Canadian Country Music. Winner of a Country Music Association of Ontario Rising Star Award last year and having her self-titled EP. rise to #1 in the best selling Canadian Country Album Charts in Canada in 2013, Lindsay is just getting started.

About CIMA The Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) is the national trade association representing the English-language, Canadian-owned sector of the independent music industry. CIMA works proactively to assist the independent sector to expand business opportunities and partnerships in the international marketplace by providing strategic support for Canadian companies at trade missions, key international trade shows, and conferences around the world.

About Music Export Canada & Canadian Blast As a not-for-profit association, CIMA annually executes an industry-wide global economic development and investment strategy, wherein we facilitate targeted business and showcasing opportunities, under the Music Export Canada andCanadian Blast export brands. 

CIMA gratefully acknowledges the generous support of our Canadian partners and sponsors: Canadian Music Week (CMW), the Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings (FACTOR), the Government of Canada (through MEC/Canadian Heritage), Harvard Broadcasting, Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC), the Radio Starmaker Fund, Music Managers Forum Canada, Corus Entertainment and the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN).

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