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Lindsay Beaver
January 11, 2019
by FYI Staff

Shawn Mendes and Alessia Cara join an Elvis All-Star Tribute, the inaugural CCMA Song Camp attracts top talent, and three Canadians, including Lindsay Beaver (pictured) are nominated for the Blues Music Awards. Also in the news are CIMA, Westway LAB, Allison Outhit, Music PEI,  Raine Maida and Chantal Kreviazuk, ShiftChange Conference, Def Leppard, and a farewell to Phil Mattson.

CIMA president Stuart Johnston outside CIMA's offices in a warmer month than now.
January 3, 2019
by External Source

Canadian Independent Music Industry Association president Stuart Johnston maps out the coalition's agenda for the next 12 months.  Its ambitious objectives include legislative and copyright reforms, robust funding proposals, and a more expeditious process for Canadian musicians crossing the border to work.

Sass Jordan   Photo: Wines In Niagara
January 2, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Jacob Hoggard gets hitched on NYE, Sass Jordan (pictured) launches a wine line, HMV faces a possible demise, and CIMA hosts a mission from Eastern Europe. Also in the news are Music Canada Live, Travis Pangburn, Jean-Michel Blais, Manitoba Music, Coherency, Hamilton Arts Awards, and farewells to Ray Sawyer, James Calvin Wilsey, David Sinclair, Honey Lantree, and Norman Gimbel. Videos added for your enjoyment.

Sue Foley  Photo: Scott Doubt
December 10, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Sue Foley (pictured) is amongst the Maple Blues Awards performers, Yo-Yo Ma serenades Montreal subway riders, and the Unison Schmoozefest is on tonight. Also in the news are West End Phoenix, Johnny Clegg, COC, CIMA, Jazzahead!, AmericanaFestUK, McKenna Mendelson Mainline, Music PEI, SOCAN, and Jill Barber. Videos added for your enjoyment.

November 2, 2018
by FYI Staff

The CIMA 20 chart ranks the top 20 Canadian artist album packages and The CIMA 40 ranks Canadian and international album packages.

CIMA's Stuart Johnston addresses the AGM in Toronto last night
October 5, 2018
by Kerry Doole

A strong turnout of  VIPs in the Canadian independent music sector attended the combined AGMs in Toronto last night. A new CIMA Board of Directors for 2018-2019 was elected, and the heads of the two industry groups reflected on the past year, and the challenges ahead.

The Lovelocks at the 2018 CCMA Awards
October 5, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Country duo The Lovelocks (pictured) call it a day, CIMA heads to AmericanaFest UK, and the SOCAN Montréal Awards Gala celebrates female creators. Also in the news are Jonathan Torrens, Mundial Montreal, AfrotroniX, SOCAN, El Coyote, The Tea Party, Rob Webster, and a farewell to Geoff Emerick. Videos provided for your enjoyment.

October 4, 2018
by External Source

The Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) has issued a statement congratulating Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Minister of Foreign Affairs

The Re:Sound Band in action at Re:Wind
October 3, 2018
by Kerry Doole

The Re:Wind fundraiser (pictured) is a smash hit, Barenaked Ladies get their Day in Toronto, and Juno submissions open. Others in the news include CIMA, MusicOntario, Sheepdogs, Led Zeppelin, CMAOntario, Whitehorse, Myriad3, Jess Moskaluke, Basement Revolver, Don McLean, Max Kerman, TBS, Slim Jim Phantom, and farewells to Kim Larsen and Charles Aznavour. Videos supplied for your enjoyment.

Neon Dreams
August 20, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Neon Dreams (pictured) initiate a fundraiser for victims of sexual violence, Gramatik pays tribute to Aretha, and Ian Tyson's health falters. Others in the news include The Pursuit of Happiness, Smoke Dawg, Prince, Great Lake Swimmers, David Clayton-Thomas, CIMA, Mike Ness, and a farewell to Betty Richardson.

August 13, 2018
by Kerry Doole

The 2018 MusicNL Awards nominees are announced, Canadian Blast to head to Americana fest, and Lights does Drake. Others in the news include Nathan Ali, Brian's Record Option, Manitoba Music, ArtsFest, Mariah Carey, Tia Brazda, and a farewell to Ken Pickering. Videos added for your enjoyment.

Bryan Adams on stage with Taylor Swift performing "Summer of '69"
August 8, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Bryan Adams joins Taylor Swift (pictured) onstage in Toronto, Alfie Zappacosta is the subject of a new documentary, and Jazz Cartier is making moves. Also in the news are Royal Tusk, Music NL, Pink, Road Gold, Boots & Hearts, The Avulsions, Ray Bonneville, Goldilox, and farewells to Lorrie Collins and Brad Daymond. Videos added for your enjoyment.