Due to some unforeseen circumstances, CBMIC’s Annual General Meeting has been postponed until July 26th, 2011. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
Cape Breton based musicians will benefit from a new music export fund thanks to an investment from the Government of Canada, through Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation (ECBC).
The Cape Breton International Music Export Program (CBIMEP) will provide financial support to artists who are developing new markets outside of Canada. Cape Breton has numerous artists who are poised to break into international markets. This program aims to increase the success of such endeavors by providing support for various developmental costs. The CBIMEP will be administered by the Cape Breton Music Industry Cooperative (CBMIC).
The total cost of this project is $67,500 and ECBC has provided an investment of $52,500.
“The program has proven to be instrumental in creating new success stories in the music industry in Cape Breton,” said Jennifer Currie, Chair of the Board of Directors of CBMIC. “This program will provide support for artists to take advantage of opportunities that arise from industry conferences and showcases like the ECMA International Program, Nova Scotia Music Week, Celtic Colours International Buyers and Media Program and many others. For 2012-2013 we’re also pleased to announce support for artists traveling domestically to attend conferences and showcases with an international development focus.”
For information on the Cape Breton International Music Export Fund please download the following documents:
Cape Breton put on a fine showing at East Coast Music Week 2011. Artists and Industry professional alike took home a number of awards and gave performances to rave reviews again this year. CBMIC was also well represented, partnering with the Celtic Colours International Festival to host the Cape Breton Embassy showcasing stage. Celtic Colours and CBMIC presented eight award winning acts from Cape Breton island. Many genres were represented including the traditional song and tune writing of Buddy MacDonald and Rachel Davis, the celtic rock dance machine The Colin Grant Band and salt water funk veterans Slowcoaster. The show was a fantastic success thanks to the hard working boards and staff of Celtic Colours International Festival and CBMIC.