See You At the CIMA Gala!

If you haven’t booked your seat for the CIMA Celebration & Awards Gala, time is running out, and available seats are going fast.

The 5th annual, set for June 10 at Lithuanian House Banquet Halls in Toronto’s High Park district, has fast transformed itself from nervous Nellie to a must-attend event on the celebrity calendar of Canada’s music biz.

Hosted by CBC Music radio personality, Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe, the best and the rest of Maple Music’s creators, business mavericks, politicos and wily impresarios are gathering to celebrate the laudable accomplishments gained by Stuart Johnston and crew for CIMA’s membership. It's also an event that can be called on to trumpet the need for continued lobbying to affect change–in a range of issues such as copyright, funding, and cross-border work permits --and celebrate its own.

The honorees this year are:

  • Builder Award: Kim Cooke, Pheromone Recordings & Revolution Recording Studio - Presented by Slaight Music

  • Brian Chater Industry Award: Allison Outhit, Six Shooter Records (formerly FACTOR) 

  • Entrepreneur Award: Shauna de Cartier, Six Shooter Records - Presented by Gowling WLG 

  • Unsung Hero Award: Yvonne Matsell, Concert Booker & Co-Founder of NXNE 


2019 Marketing Award Nominees: Presented by Select Distribution

  • Last Gang Records for Harrison’s Apricity 

  • Arts & Crafts for Dan Mangan’s More or Less 

  • Endemic Marketing for Good Lovelies’ Shapeshifters 

The Marketing Award honouree will be announced at the 2019 CIMA Celebration & Awards Gala on June 10. 

And guest performers lineup set to entertain the dined and wined crowd include…

  • Joel Plaskett

  • Kevin Drew & Brendan Canning (of Broken Social Scene)

  • Moscow Apartment

  • The Sorority 

  • Whitehorse

Tickets for the $150 June 10 fun-fest can be purchased online through Eventbrite

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