March 31

NORTHERN TOUCH MUSIC FESTIVAL 2019

The 2019 Northern Touch Music Festival (NTFM) submissions are now open to singers, producers, rappers and DJ's. All selected artists will receive a full conference pass which will include education and meetings with industry from around the globe. 

January 28

The Midem Artist Accelerator – Cannes, France

The Midem Artist Accelerator is an exclusive bootcamp for artists and their entourages. Designed to support managers, agents, labels and publishers as they look to grow their artists’ profiles globally. It’s a unique opportunity to access Midem business expertise in export and innovative solutions.

February 28

SERFA – 12TH Annual Conference in Chattanooga, TN May 15-19, 2019 Showcases

Official showcases take place in Chattanooga, TN on May 15 - 19, 2019 and and feature artists selected by committee. Each act plays for approximately 15 minutes. Up to eight performers are featured each night. The performances are open to the public. Tickets are $15, and a three-night ticket is $30. Tickets are available at the door on the night of the performance, and do not grant access to any other conference events, including guerrilla showcases.

January 13

CALL OF INTEREST: CIMA’S BUSINESS EVENTS AT FOLK ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL 2019

This February, CIMA is excited to take part in the 2019 edition of Folk Alliance International. The conference will be returning to Canada this year and will take place from February 13-17 in Montreal, Quebec at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth.

March 15

Submissions Now Open for Contact East 2019

Celebrating its 44th year, Contact East is Atlantic Canada's premier performing arts booking, showcasing and professional development conference that brings together over 200 presenters, agents, managers and artists from around the world. Full details on Contact East including how to submit can be found here.

February 3

Apply to Play: Launch Music Conference and Festival in Lancaster, PA

Featuring a schedule packed full of Panels, Seminars, Parties, Events and Performances, the Conference portion of LAUNCH provides a unique opportunity for artists, music industry professionals and fans to meet, network and further their careers from the up-and-coming artist to the seasoned music industry veteran.

January 31

CIMA Entrepreneur Award and Marketing Award Submissions

CIMA’s Celebration and Awards Gala is our annual party to give props to those who innovatively create, support and strengthen Canada’s independent music industry. In 2019, we’re ready to honour the next set of passionate pros, pulling from all branches and levels of the biz. We are pleased to announce that submissions are now open for the Marketing Award category!

February 11

Apply to Play: The Great Escape 2019 in Brighton, UK

Applications are now open for the 2019 edition of The Great Escape festival in Brighton, UK. The call out is open to all artists including bands, singer-songwriters, DJs, collectives, duos at more.

January 15

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: CIMA’S BUSINESS & SHOWCASE MISSION TO WESTWAY LAB FESTIVAL

The Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) will organize our first ever Showcase and Business mission to Portugal for the 2019 edition of Westway LAB which will take place in Guimarães, Portugal from April 10-13. The mission will include a showcase for Canadian artists, a country focus panel, a Meet the Canadians B2B session and more.

January 14

ArtsNL – CALL FOR ARTWORK PROPOSALS

ArtsNL invites visual artists and fine crafts persons that are residents of Newfoundland and Labrador to submit electronic proposals for six pieces of artwork.  These artworks will be presented to award recipients at the 34th ArtsNL Arts Awards Gala.

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