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Events & Opportunities led by CIMA

Make It Music 2024


200 industry pros joined us over two days as we jammed on the future of our sector while exploring disruptive business models, cutting-edge tech, innovative marketing approaches, and resilient music ecosystems with leading experts from around the globe. Attendees walked away with:
  • Strategies to navigate the new frontier in music
  • Unique business approaches and opportunities for growth
  • Intel to create and monetize IP, grow audiences and engage fan communities
  • Career-enhancing connections and business building opportunities
  • A stronger community of friends and champions

Professional Development

Looking to hone skills and pick up new ones? Ready to learn about new markets and do business in them? Curious to learn about well-being, and how to contribute to a more equitable sector? CIMA hosts dozens of events each year online, at home throughout Canada, and across the world at flagship export events. Have a look at what's coming up and participate - it's that simple to get started!

International Opportunities

CIMA runs the most competitive and comprehensive music export program in Canada. For decades, we have brought Canadian delegations to events in the US, UK, and EU, building a trusted brand for our music companies and artists to tackle prosperous new markets with. We are staples at: - SXSW (Austin, TX) - AMERICANAUK (London, UK) - The Great Escape (Brighton, UK) - Folk Alliance International (Kansas City, MO) - A2iM Indie Week (New York City) - New Skool Rules (Rotterdam, NL) - Reeperbahn Festival (Hamburg, DE) - AMERICANA (Nashville, TN) - FIMPRO (Guadalajara, MX) - Custom missions to Los Angeles We've also sent delegations to Japan, Australia, Singapore, and Chile, and brought inbound delegations of industry from France, Eastern Europe and the Balkans, and Nordic countries, and we continue create market learning experiences for our members to leverage.

Partner with CIMA

Connect your brand to Canada's vital music community of influential small businesses, festivals, artists, and tastemakers!

Past Events

Have a look at past events to explore the resources we can offer to get a better idea of the results our members have seen simply by showing up.