The American Association of Independent Music (A2IM) is a non-profit organization that serves as the sole, unified voice representing a broad coalition of music labels from the independent music community in the United States. A sister organization to CIMA, A2IM works as a portal for its independent music label members to access opportunities for commerce, education and advocacy/lobbying. Held annually, A2IM Indie Week brings together these opportunities for the benefit of their label members, and are extending an exclusive, limited invitation to Canadian independent labels/managers to participate!

This year, A2IM will be hosting their 14th edition of A2IM Indie Week 2019 in New York City from June 17-20, 2019. CIMA is pleased to announce that we will be joining A2IM’s Indie Week 2019 and organizing a business development mission to NYC for Canadian independent music companies.

This mission is an excellent opportunity for labels and managers to network with key international contacts across a variety of industries with a focus on A2IM’s US members.

This mission is only open to CIMA member companies in good standing. The cost associated with this opportunity is $500USD per delegate.

How to apply:

There is no longer a limit on participating companies who sign up with CIMA’s initiative. However, you are encouraged to sign up as early as possible to ensure that you don’t miss out on registering for the one-on-one meetings.

Eligible Criteria:

  • Businesses looking to enhance their contacts in New York City in order to develop and/or further existing relationships.
  • Businesses who do not currently have US representation.
  • A2IM’s preference is given to managers and labels.

If you meet the criteria outlined above, please submit your applications before Friday, April 26, 2019.

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