07
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CBMIC Announces Export Program for 2014-15

Cape Breton Music Industry Cooperative to Administer Music Export Fund

 The Cape Breton Music Industry Co-operative (CBMIC) is pleased to again offer the Cape Breton International Music Export Fund.  This fund will benefit Cape Breton based musicians by providing financial support to artists who are pursing career opportunities internationally.

 ”Our organization is delighted to be able to offer this program again. With the help of the International Music Export Program, Cape Breton artists and groups are succeeding in growing new international markets and seeking out new export opportunities. In fact in our most recent program, which finished up last fiscal year, we saw nearly a 300% rise in successful applications over the previous year with thirteen new applicants to the program”

Jennifer Currie, CBMIC Board Chair

 The total cost of this project is $82,500 and Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation (ECBC) has provided an investment of $61,500.  The Cape Breton Music Export Program will provide up to 65% of the total project budget up to a maximum of $7500.

There is no deadline for applications and projects will be dealt with on a first come, first served basis until all funds have been exhausted. All applications for funding will be assessed by a jury of music industry professionals as appointed by CBMIC’s board of directors.

For more information, please contact CBMIC by phoning 549-2221 or by emailing albert.lionais@gmail.com .

CBMIC is a local industry association mandated to further develop the music industry in Cape Breton.  Its goal is to bridge the gap between local musicians and the music industry as a whole.  CBMIC want to assure this industry continues to strengthen and grow within Cape Breton and more importantly, expand on a national and international scale.

 

Program Guidelines for 2014-15

Application Form

Budget Template

Final Activity Report – IBD Survey

 

03
19

Congratulations ECMA Nominees!

For the third year The Cape Breton Post and The Cape Breton Music Industry Cooperative (CBMIC) wish to honour the Cape Breton nominees for East Coast Music Awards.  This year the celebratory event will be held at The Old Triangle in Sydney on Thursday, March 27.

The festivities will kick off with hors d’oeuvres and refreshments at a private reception for nominees and their guests from 5 pm until 6 pm in The Snug, the private area just off the Triangle’s main dining area. Local dignitaries and the media will be invited to help us salute your well-deserved nominations.

The public will be invited to join in the celebrations at 6 pm. At sometime before 7 pm, from the stage in the main room, the nominees will be introduced. This formal part of the event will be short and sweet: nominees will be asked to come forward to be acknowledged by the audience but will not be required to speak.

We sincerely hope your busy schedules will allow you to attend. We are very proud of your nominations and look forward to joining with the public in saluting you and your talent.

Stephen MacDonald  (Event Coordinator)

for

Anita DeLazzer, The Cape Breton Post

Jennifer Currie, CBMIC

Albert Lionais, CBMIC

 

 

 

 

 

THE 2014 CAPE BRETON ECMA NOMINEES

Jimmy Rankin

Fan’s Choice Entertainer of the Year

The Barra MacNeils

Fan’s Choice Entertainer of the Year

Roots/Traditional Group Recording of the Year

The Tom Fun Orchestra

Fan’s Choice Entertainer of the Year

Rock Recording of the Year

 
The Town Heroes

Rising Star Recording of the Year

Fan’s Choice Video of the Year

Rock Recording of the Year

Mary Jane Lamond and Wendy MacIsaac

Group Recording of the Year

Jamie Foulds

Producer of the Year

Studio Engineer of the Year

Michael “Sheppy” Shepherd

Producer of the Year

Studio Engineer of the Year

Nicole LeBlanc

Roots/Traditional Solo Recording of the Year

Chrissy Crowley

Traditional Instrumental Recording of the Year

Maxim Cormier

Traditional Instrumental Recording of the Year

Rachel Davis

Rising Star Recording of the Year

Traditional Instrumental Recording of the Year

Dan Doiron

Blues Recording of the Year

Keith Mullins

Children’s Recording of the Year

Scientists of Sound

 

Electronic Recording of the Year

 

Celtic Colours

Event of the Year

Stephen “Snickers” Smith

Live Sound Engineer of the Year

GroundSwell Music/Ian McKinnon

Management/Manager of the Year

The Coast 89.7

Media Outlet of the Year

Lakewind Sound Studios

Studio of the Year

Soundpark Studios

Studio of the Year

 

 

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

Jay Smith

Musician’s Achievement Award

Flo Sampson

Stompin’ Tom Award

Rita MacNeil

Directors’ Special Achievement Award

01
31

Love Jazz: Annual CBMIC Fundraiser

Love Jazz 2014

04
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SOCAN Foundation Supports Cape Breton Artists

CBMIC would like to thank the SOCAN Foundation for their support of Cape Breton artists at the Cape Breton Embassy at East Coast Music Week 2013. The SOCAN Foundation exists to:

  1. to help create and sustain an environment in which composers, lyricists, songwriters and music publishers may be encouraged and educated;
  2. to help create and expand opportunities for composers, lyricists, songwriters and music publishers to have their works performed;
  3. to encourage an environment in which the public has a better understanding of the value of music and copyright and its importance to the cultural and economic life of our society.

SOCAN Foundation Logo_OutlinedWe’re proud to partner with the SOCAN Foundation on projects such as this.

Please click here for more information on the SOCAN Foundation.

02
27

CB Embassy Returns to East Coast Music Week

CBMIC Embassy Poster2013

01
28

2013 Deadlines: CB International Music Export Program

PLEASE NOTE: WE HAVE EXTENDED THIS DEADLINE TO FEBRUARY 25, 2013

The Cape Breton International Music Export Program is announcing one 2013 deadline. Please submit applications on or before February 15th for Touring and Showcasing happening before the March 31, 2013 fiscal year end.

Application for Assistance

Program Guidelines

Budget Template

Final Activity Report

01
21

We’re Having a Fundraiser!

Love-Jazz-Poster-website