Upcoming News


Posted on: March 30, 2021

The team at Cape Breton Music Industry Cooperative is excited to announce the arrival of our CBMIC hoodies, tees, and ball hats - just in time for spring and just in time for ECMA week! Check out our shop to see colour and size options: cbmic.ca/shop Tees are available in men's and women's cuts, with all tees and hoodies in black/onyx and navy/indigo options. If you are looking for 2XL, we can order hoodies individually and will be adding men's tees to our inventory very soon. Contact admin@cbmic.ca for more…

Read more

CBMIC Artist Mentorship Workshop

Posted on: March 10, 2021

The Cape Breton Music Industry Cooperative is proud to present the "CBMIC Artist Mentorship Workshop" with singer-songwriter, recording and performing artist Terra Spencer. About this workshop: The CBMIC Artist Mentorship Workshop is an opportunity for emerging Cape Breton artists to connect with an established artist in a no-pressure format. Selected members will be connected with artist Terra Spencer to schedule three personal 1:1 sessions on a virtual platform (i.e. Zoom) to discuss various elements of the artist journey and help define the next steps in your unique career path. The…

Read more

Folk Unlocked

Posted on: February 3, 2021

The East Coast Music Association (ECMA), Music/Musique NB, Music Newfoundland and Labrador, Music Nova Scotia, the Cape Breton Music Industry Cooperative (CBMIC), and Music Prince Edward Island are pleased to be presenting the “Canadian Music. East Coast Style.” Spotlight Showcase at the 2021 Folk Alliance International “Folk Unlocked” from February 22 - 26. In place of an in-person conference this year, “Folk Unlocked”, will offer a five-day virtual event for the entire international folk community to come together in a series of engaging conference panels, showcases, peer group meetings, networking,…

Read more

Petition: Provincial Support for the Culture Sector in Nova Scotia

Posted on: October 13, 2020

Your voice matters! CBMIC has started a petition asking for government action to ensure that Nova Scotia’s creative and cultural sector is able to survive, recover, and flourish in the new circumstances created by Covid-19. Your voice matters and we need your help! If you have received this email twice, its because you are on both our previous and current distribution lists. We appreciate your patience as we work to consolidate into the new membership platform via cbmic.ca/membership. Now, the petition... The creative and cultural sector contributes significantly to the…

Read more

Events, & Funding, & Education, OH MY!

Posted on: September 24, 2020

Hello members!    Well, things are starting to get a little more active around here, slowly but surely. We have some events in the works, funding opportunities for artists from both Music NS and FACTOR, and some upcoming funding opportunities through CBMIC.  Let’s jump right into it shall we?       EVENTS   The Music Island CB Songwriter’s Series This Thursday evening we will be announcing a 5-week songwriter’s series hosted by Governor’s Pub and Eatery as a CBMIC fundraiser. Every Thursday, starting Oct 1st, we will be featuring three…

Read more

Say hello to our new board members & staff!

Posted on: August 12, 2020

CBMIC is proud introduce our new board members for 2020: Eirinn Fraser, Aaron Lewis, and Joe Sampson. Collectively, they are bringing over 40 years of music industry experience and passion to CBMIC. Eirinn Fraser Eirinn resides on beautiful Cape Breton Island in the picturesque County of Inverness. She brings 17 years of experience in the entertainment industry and an eclectic mix of skill sets and enthusiasm. It has always been her intent to help others succeed at their goals and dreams. In recent years Eirinn has worked on various community…

Read more

CBMIC Project Opportunity

Posted on: July 22, 2020

Deadline to submit: Monday, July 27th 11:59pm CBMIC Music Island Project Assistant Positions These positions involve program and project coordinating, data organization, record keeping, public communications, regional travel and more. Who we need: The Cape Breton Music Industry Cooperative (CBMIC) is looking for two positive, energetic, socially motivated, music loving and Cape Breton proud individuals for the positions of “CBMIC Music Island Project Assistants.” Who we are: CBMIC is a Not for Profit Music Association for the Cape Breton Region. For 13 years, we have been supporting, growing and empowering…

Read more


Posted on: June 26, 2020

The Cape Breton Music Industry Cooperative (CBMIC) Announces our 2020 Annual General Meeting and Call for Nominations CBMIC’s Annual General Meeting will take place on Tuesday, July 14th, 2020, at The Convent 170 George St. Sydney, NS. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, only current Board Executive and Directors will be present during the meeting. The meeting will begin at 7 pm. on our CBMIC Facebook page and will be available for everyone to watch. Q&A will take place during the meeting, and all comments will be monitored to ensure involvement with…

Read more

CBMIC taking 8 musicians to NSMW for artist development opportunity

Posted on: November 6, 2019

CBMIC is pleased to announce a new project called “Level Up”. For Nova Scotia Music Week, we will be taking a team of 8 local artists to the conference for 3 days of Basic Training sessions presented by Music Nova Scotia. These sessions are designed to help emerging artists receive essential training to level up their experience and to help them be eligible for Music NS Funding and Potential showcase opportunities for new music releases as they move forward with their careers.

Read more

CBMIC wraps up 2019 Presenters and Media Program at Celtic Colors International Festival

Posted on: October 20, 2019

In October 2019 CBMIC hosted another successful showcase of Cape Breton Artists in the Celtic genre. This showcase featured 3 emerging artists Knotwerk, James Maclean and Villages. These artists had the opportunity to perform for the 30 Delegates representing major festivals and events both nationally and Internationally.  The last 2 years alone has resulted in nearly $300,000 in Cape Breton Artist bookings.

Read more