CIMA Membership FAQ
- What are the benefits of joining CIMA?
- Who are CIMA’s members?
- Can anyone join CIMA?
- Who are CIMA's Board of Directors?
- How long has CIMA (formerly CIRPA) been around?
- What is CIMA doing today?
- When can I join CIMA?
- What is the yearly membership?
- When is membership due for renewal?
CIMA's members are Canadian companies involved in all aspects of the music industry.
CIMA always welcomes new members. We have two membership categories – Voting and Affiliate.
Our Board is made up of twenty voted members of our organization. The Board positions are held for a two-year term. Half of the Board is up for nomination every year. The Board consists of fifteen directors and an executive committee of five. The executive is made of a Chairman, two Vice-Chairs, a Treasurer, and a Secretary. Our current Chairman is Jim West of Justin Time Records in Montreal. Click here to see our current Board of Directors.
CIRPA started in 1971 when it became obvious that a collective voice would be of tremendous value in many different areas to speak as the trade association for the growing Canadian music business. CIRPA was officially incorporated in 1975. In September 2009, CIRPA officially changed it's name to CIMA (Canadian Indepedent Music Association) Click here to read CIMA (CIRPA)'s full history.
CIMA takes the leadership role in improving the economic viability and well-being of the independent music and sound recording sector in such important areas as:
To find out more check out our About CIMA section.
You can join CIMA at any time throughout the year. We encourage all music industry professionals from startups to more established companies.
Voting Members are billed according to their annual revenues.
New members will have their applications reviewed by our membership committee to determine level of membership.
We have three levels of Voting Members:
Affiliate Non-Voting Members - $210.00 annually + HST/GST