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For Musicians

Join CIMA & Take on the World

Do you create or champion music? Thank goodness that you’re in the right place, because that makes CIMA your professional organization: we help you find that sweet spot to thrive. Without artists, performers and creators, there isn’t much of a music industry worth talking about. Our musical storytellers are the pulse and lifeblood of Canadian music, and so often, they start out as artist-entrepreneurs, building brands and equity long before anyone takes a chance on them. They’re the prime architects of all things desirable – iconic neighbourhoods, spaces, fashion, trends, and movements. We help artists MAKE IT through vital member benefits, from professional tools for personal growth to complementary mental health services, discounts, and more. That’s on top of accessible education, networking (we make the necessary evil of schmoozing fun!) and showcasing opportunities at home and around the world. We help you understand the biz and the people in it so you can make empowered choices on a stable foundation when it’s time to grow your team.
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Upcoming Opportunities

Hear it from our members!

As a singer-songwriter from Canada, I had a great opportunity to come to the UK for CIMA's AMERICANAUK showcase. That event changed the trajectory of my career. Not only was able to secure an agent, I also was able to secure a great PR team. As a result of the showcase, my publisher in Canada HarperCollins, for my memoir, decided to make the book available in the UK. The story that is growing over there for me is intricately connected to the opportunity to come and play at this incredible showcase. It was so well organized, and every single artist felt incredibly well taken care of. I would recommend this to any artist, and I’m so grateful for the incredible opportunities it has opened up for me.
Tara MacLean (Artist)


This event exceeded all my expectations. The sessions were engaging and thought-provoking, providing me with valuable takeaways and fostering meaningful connections. I highly recommend it to anyone seeking personal and professional growth in the music industry. A sincere thank you to CIMA for orchestrating an unforgettable experience.
Tobi Akinwumi (NiftyTunes, Artist)

Make It Music 2023

We had a great time this year at Folk Alliance International with the support of CIMA and Music Ontario. We were able to secure a US booking agent for Rum Ragged, and confirmed a handful of performance opportunities in the US for 2024 and 2024. We'll definitely be back next year!
Nigel Jenkins (Laughing Heart Music)

Folk Alliance International 2023

Past Events

Curious how our events and showcases go? Have a look at past opportunities to explore what fit with your next career steps!