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Nova Scotia Music Week Announces First Round of Artists, Early Bird Festival Wristbands On Sale

Posted on: May 3, 2022


Nova Scotia Music Week (NSMW) celebrates its 25th anniversary in Sydney, Cape Breton, November 3 - 6, 2022. Music Nova Scotia is pleased to announce that NSMW Festival wristbands are now on sale. A limited number of wristbands are available at early bird pricing; make sure to grab them before they’re gone! https://bit.ly/earlybirdnsmw2022 Each year Music Nova Scotia brings together artists, fans, and music industry from across Nova Scotia and around the globe to experience the best talent the province has to offer. In the next six months, Music Nova…

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CBMIC/FACTOR Front Stage Program

Posted on: April 27, 2022


The CBMIC/FACTOR Front Stage Program is an incredible opportunity for young songwriters under 25 to show a festival audience what they've got! All applicants must be under 25 years old and be prepared for a 15 performance on the festival stage (only one cover maximum permitted) on a given Thursday during Makin' Waves presented by Sydney Credit Union. A $200 honorarium will be provided to each performing artist along with a CBMIC profile and video interview uploaded to the Makin' Waves website. The artists will be selected by a panel…

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You’re Invited: The Official Announcement of The Cape Breton Music Industry Hall of Fame

Posted on: April 18, 2022


Hello Members! The Cape Breton Music Industry Cooperative would like to cordially invite you to the official announcement for The Cape Breton Music Industry Hall of Fame, at the Savoy Theatre in Glace Bay this Wednesday, April 20th, 2022 at 5:30 pm AT. We will be sharing the details of this exciting new event and the announcement of the first inductees for 2023! We look forward to celebrating with you! -The CBMIC Team

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Workplace Education is Back for Spring 2022!

Posted on: March 31, 2022


The Cape Breton Music Industry Cooperative and the Department of Labour, Skills and Immigration are offering entertainment tailored courses for our CBMIC membership and the Nova Scotia industry through Workplace Education and Training. The programs offered will provide the skills needed to manage their own companies, venues, festivals, events and professional careers. In addition, students in the 40-hour ten-week courses will receive a certificate from the Province of Nova Scotia that can be useful on resumes and future employment opportunities and invaluable tools for their music careers. These courses are open to all Nova…

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ECMA 2022 Survey

Posted on: March 16, 2022


Hey Members, ECMA 2022 is just around the corner and we hope to see some serious Cape Breton representation in Fredericton in May! We want to support the CBMIC community the best we can during ECMA week. Below is a quick survey to gauge numbers and intentions for Capers headed to ECMA and we would appreciate a few minutes of your time! If you have any questions for us, please don't hesitate to ask.

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Music Creation Project

Posted on: February 9, 2022


Attention Songwriters and Composers: Destination Cape Breton is seeking new or previously unreleased music to be used in its up coming promotional videos and has created a music creation project as a unique opportunity. If you are a songwriter or composer either from Cape Breton Island or residing on the Island, your work could be chosen and licensed for use for this project. Destination Cape Breton exclusively uses music that is written/composed by artists from Cape Breton Island or residing on the Island to ensure authenticity with the destination's brand.…

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Workplace Education: Winter Semester Registration Now Open

Posted on: December 27, 2021


CBMIC offers seven accredited Nova Scotia Workplace Education courses this winter tailored to the entertainment industry The Province of Nova Scotia and the Cape Breton Music Industry Cooperative (CBMIC) are excited to offer another semester of Labour, Skills and Immigration Workplace Education. These courses will teach essential skills to navigate the industry and business, and the necessary tools to expand the participants' industry knowledge and provide viable career options for those who want to make a living in the entertainment industry. “As a self-managed artist and founder of the new…

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We Need Your Opinion: Night Classes for Workplace Education Training

Posted on: October 15, 2021


It has been brought to CBMIC’s attention that our members and the Nova Scotian entertainment industry would like a nighttime option for the Workplace Education classes offered by CBMIC and the Province of Nova Scotia. Please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/93KMT2B to fill out the survey to help us determine the demand for nighttime classes of Proposal Writing and Social Media for Marketing and interest in the Workplace Education program.  The survey will take two minutes! We appreciate your cooperation and thank you in advance!

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Opportunity: Free Virtual Training!

Posted on: October 8, 2021


Hello members!   CBMIC and the Department of Labour and Advanced Education (LAE) are offering entertainment tailored courses for our membership through Workplace Education and Training (WEI).     Students in the 40-hour courses will receive a certificate from the Department that can be useful on resumes and future employment opportunities. The programs offered will provide the industry and musicians with the skills needed to manage their own companies, venues, festivals, events and professional careers.   The first courses to be offered include: Social Media for Business Communications Skills Proposal…

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NSCC Music Arts School: Spaces Available for September in Sydney!

Posted on: August 27, 2021


Hello members! We'd like to share with you an excellent opportunity right here in Cape Breton from our Islands Musical Partners at NSCC: Level Up Your Music Career at NSCC! In the midst of a region whose heart has moved to the beat of music throughout the ages, Nova Scotia Community College’s (NSCC) Sydney-based campus launched its Music Arts Diploma program in the area’s former Convent space in fall 2020. NSCC’s Music Arts program offers tools for learners to help refine their craft, but also ensure they build on that…

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Announcing the CBMIC 2021 Board of Directors

Posted on: July 7, 2021


Say hello to our 2021 Board of Directors! On Tuesday, July 6th, members of the Cape Breton Music Industry Cooperative elected (3) new board members and re-elected (3) re-offering members.  These (6) positions, along with the (6) members in the second of a two year term make up the (12) seats on our 2021 Board of Directors: Newly elected: Marc Botte Colette Deveaux Adam Young Re-elected: John Ellingbo Debbie Mullins Chris MacDonald Incumbent (2nd of 2 yr term): Nigel  Kearns Jerry Holland Eirinn Fraser Aaron Lewis Victor Tomiczek Joe Sampson…

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Vote now for the 2021 Board of Directors!

Posted on: June 29, 2021


Voting is now open for the 2021 Board of Directors for the Cape Breton Music Industry Cooperative. As a member of CBMIC you have a voice and we want to hear it! Voting is open from Tuesday, June 29th through Tuesday, July 6th at 5:00 pm AT. If you are not a CBMIC member or have not renewed your membership, you can sign up here: http://www.cbmic.ca/membership Please do not hesitate to reach out to admin@cbmic.ca with any questions about what membership type is best for you. VOTING There are (6)…

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