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OPPORTUNITIES

Apply to Play The Great Escape 2019

Calling all artists. Artist Registration for The Great Escape 2019 is now officially open in partnership with Sentric Music. Whether you are a band, singer-songwriter, DJ, collective or duo, it doesn’t matter, we want to hear from you.

If you are interested in submitting your act for consideration, all you have to do is apply to play for free here. All submissions will be reviewed by our bookings team and those artists chosen to perform will be contacted directly over the coming months.

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Canadian Music Café Returns For Its 10Th Year This September

Returning for its tenth year this September, the Canadian Music Café capitalizes on the international attention placed on Toronto during the Toronto International Film Festival® to bring the very best in new Canadian music to the ears of film and television music supervisors and the filmed media community gathering at TIFF.

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Submissions Now Open for Canadian Blast Showcase at Australian Music Week

CIMA is excited to partner with the ECMA, CMW, BreakOut West and Australian Music Week to give the opportunity for two CIMA members to perform at Australian Music Week festival and conference in Cronulla, New South Wales Australia, November 7-9, 2018.

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Join the Fifth Annual Business & Showcase Mission to the Americana Music Festival & Conference!

Music Export Canada Presents: Canadian Blast at the Americana Music Festival and Conference

The Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) will be returning with our fifth Canadian Blast showcase and business mission to Nashville in September 2018.

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Call For Showcase Applications: Canada House At Reeperbahn 2018

CIMA is excited to be heading back to Germany for Reeperbahn 2018. We’ll once again be hosting a seventh instalment of Canada House and presenting showcases. This is a fantastic opportunity to access the 3rd largest worldwide music market and Reeperbahn attracts thousands of artists and music industry professionals from across the globe.

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Spotify’s Sound Up Bootcamp

Women of color have been breaking ground in podcasting well ahead of the latest boom. But there’s plenty more to be done — a recent study showed that only 22 percent of podcasts are hosted by women, and the number’s even smaller when it comes to women of color. To move towards equity for women of color in podcasting, Spotify is launching the Sound Up Bootcamp, a weeklong intensive program for aspiring female podcasters of color. Over the course of five days in New York City, ten hand-selected attendees will learn about the art of podcast creation, from initial ideation to editing, producing, and marketing from experts in the field. On the final day, attendees will have the chance to pitch their podcast ideas to a panel of experts and professionals — and the top three pitches will have the pilot process funded, up to $10,000. All expenses for the week will be paid by Spotify.

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Spotify – Shows & Editorial Fellowship, Black History & Culture

This March, Spotify will celebrate and amplify the voices of Black creators beyond February with the launch of Black History Is Happening Now. Through Black History is Happening Now, artists will tell stories and raise topics that are important to them through video, podcasts and music curation. We’ll be paying tribute to the musicians who have paved the way, and the artists who will define what’s next. Because the artists making music today are making history. In tandem with this new original content, Spotify is also announcing a slate of programs that will support communities of color in reaching towards equity in the music and podcast industry.

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Call for Showcase Applications: Canada House at Reeperbahn 2018

CIMA is excited to be heading back to Germany for Reeperbahn 2018. We’ll once again be hosting a seventh installment of Canada House and presenting showcases. This is a fantastic opportunity to access the 3rd largest worldwide music market with Reeperbahn attracting thousands of artists and music industry professionals from across the globe.

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Call For Submissions: CIMA’s Business & Showcase Mission To Mexico

Complementing our 2017 study on Latin America, CIMA will be conducting our first-ever mission to Mexicosurrounding the FIMPRO festival and conference. Working with FIMPRO, CIMA will organize a showcase and business initiative to Guadalajara from May 22-28, 2018 with 6-8 Canadian delegates and their artists. CIMA will also organize a pre-event in Mexico City focusing on showcasing and networking for select mission participants.

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