Meeting Manhattan: CIMA Business Mission to New York City
The Big Apple is a major music market but a really tough one to bite into! For the first time ever, CIMA will be organizing a private business mission to New York City that will run from January 18-22, 2016.
This mission will provide participating companies with the opportunity to undertake an extensive, valuable and structured foray into the New York music market. CIMA and its participating members will benefit from the network they will create before, during and after the trade mission.
On this mission, delegates will be attending roundtable sessions in the mornings, on topics like Live Music/Touring, Sync/Publishing, and PR/Marketing/Radio. Delegates will also be touring key organizations/companies like Shazam Entertainment, duotone audio, Google, YouTube, Spotify, Soundcloud and Bandsintown.
In addition to personalized one-on-one meetings with key contacts and an industry mixer, our consultant, Sneak Attack Media has retained US speakers like Jay Belin (Agent, William Norris), Matthew Covey (Executive Director, Tamizdat), Matt McDonald (Senior VP, Artists & Events for CMJ Music Marathon), and many more!
In total, there will be 12 companies/organizations participating in this mission:
Amelia Artists (Delegate: Colin McTaggart,Management Operations)
Blue Heron Music (Delegate: Stephen Franke, Artist Manager)
Bombay Records (Delegate: Nav Bhinder, Founder/Director)
Bonsound (Delegate: Gourmet Delice, Co-Owner/Co-Founder)
CLK Creative Works (Delegate: David Cox, Artist Manager/Founder/CEO)
Cordova Bay Records (Delegate: Matt Smallwood, Director of A&R and Marketing)
Firebox Management (Delegate: Katrina Lopes, Owner)
GroundSwell Music (Delegates: Ian MacKinnon, President & Owner, and Nigel Jenkins, Artist Manager)
Pipe & Hat Inc. (Delegates: Tim Jones, Head, Label Relations & Artist Development, and Elise Roller, Artist Development)
SaskMusic (Delegate: Mike Dawson, Executive Director)
The Truth Music Group (Delegate: Erikson Herman, Founder)
Watson Entertainment (Delegate: Mark Watson, Artist Manager)
The trade mission team that will accompany the delegates to New York is: CIMA President, Stuart Johnston; CIMA Music Export Manager, Trisha Carter; and from our consultants, Sneak Attack Media President, Marni Wandner and Sneak Attack Media Vice President Mike Bell.
CIMA gratefully acknowledges the generous support of our Canadian partners and sponsors: Canadian Music Week (CMW), Corus Entertainment, the Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings (FACTOR), the Government of Canada (Canadian Heritage/Canadian Music Fund), Harvard Broadcasting, Stingray Digital, Music Managers Forum Canada, Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC), and the Radio Starmaker Fund.