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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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2021 AGM Announcement & Call for Nominations for CBMIC Board of Directors

Posted on: June 17, 2021

The call for Nominations for the 2022 Cape Breton Music Industry Cooperative is now open! CALL FOR NOMINATIONS   CBMIC is holding its annual election for its board of directors. There are (6) incumbents, (4) members re-offering, resulting in (6) positions in total open to fill. CBMIC members are encouraged to nominate anyone who they believe would be a valuable candidate for the CBMIC board of directors. We also invite anyone who is interested and thinks they can contribute positively to our organization to put their name forward for nomination. CBMIC…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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