Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

April 21st, 2020|Uncategorized|

The Government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action to support Canadians and businesses facing hardship as a result of the global COVID-19 outbreak. Support for Individuals Support for Businesses Support for Industries

Apply for Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) with CRA

April 21st, 2020|Uncategorized|

The CERB supports Canadians by providing financial support to employed and self-employed Canadians who are directly affected by COVID-19. It provides a payment of $2,000 for a 4-week period (the same as $500 a week) for up to 16 weeks. After you apply, you should get your payment in 3 business days if you signed [...]

Passport: Music Export Summit

November 27th, 2017|News|

WHAT IS PASSPORT: MUSIC EXPORT SUMMIT? PASSPORT: Music Export Summit will deliver intensive training sessions to prepare export-ready Canadian artists and music entrepreneurs with business skills and artistic product development to increase international trade and export market development. The project is aimed at self-managed artists and artist managers (along with other music [...]


November 23rd, 2017|News|

When the Copyright Modernization Act (CMA) was passed in 2012, it included an amendment that mandated that the Copyright Act be reviewed every five years. Recognizing both the length of time that it took to modernize Canada’s copyright laws (the CMA was the fourth attempt to amend the Act since 2005), as well as the speed at which technology evolves in the digital age, [...]

Department of Canadian Heritage releases #DigiCanCon Consultation Report

March 2nd, 2017|News|

Canadian Heritage has released its #DigiCanCon consultation report, which acts as a thematic overview of information and feedback collected throughout the consultations. While the report doesn’t contain many direct mentions of music, some sections have a strong focus on creators and how the government can better support Canada’s cultural industries. We are very encouraged by the [...]

Canadian Council of Music Industry Associations Joins “Focus On Creators” Coalition

December 7th, 2016|News|

(December 6, 2016, Halifax, NS) The Canadian Council of Music Industry Associations (CCMIA) has formally joined the Focus On Creators coalition to support Canadian musicians, authors, songwriters, poets, music producers, visual artists and other members of the creative industries in urging the Canadian Government to put creators at the centre of our cultural policy surrounding [...]

Ontario MIAs come together for a night of music and education

May 27th, 2016|Events and Engagement|

Ontario is Canada's most populated province--with eight of the top 20 largest metropolitan cities, 40% of the country's population calls Ontario home. And when it comes to geography, it is the second-largest province in total area (and fourth-largest when you add in the Northern territories). So it may come as no surprise that there are two [...]

Music/Musique NB: Elevating NB’s music community through development, promotion and celebration

April 27th, 2016|Feature MIA|

(From their mission statement) Music/Musique NB (MNB) is the provincial music industry association that elevates NB’s music community through development, promotion and celebration. Music/Musique NB (MNB) is a provincial music industry association that provides a support network for musicians, managers, and businesses that are involved in the creation of music within the province of New [...]

Music Nova Scotia: Growing and nurturing the Nova Scotia music industry

April 15th, 2016|Feature MIA|

(from their mission statement) Music Nova Scotia is a non-profit organization that has worked since 1989 with a mandate to encourage the creation, development, growth and promotion of Nova Scotia’s music industry. Music Nova Scotia exists to grow and nurture the Nova Scotia music industry, to retain our own natural resource and promote investment, by: [...]

New CCMIA Board Executive

April 1st, 2016|News|

The CCMIA Board met in March 2016 and voted on the following executive positions (pictured above from left to right): President: Scott Long, Music Nova Scotia, Halifax Vice-president: Chris Wynters, Alberta Music, Edmonton Treasurer: Sean McManus, Manitoba Music, Winnipeg Secretary: Kim Winnicky, Music Yukon, Whitehorse The rest of the board includes the following directors (pictured [...]