Canadian Independent Record Production Association

  1. CIMA Names City Sonic As Film Production Member

    October 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The newly named Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) -- formerly known as the Canadian Independent Record Production Association -- has announced City Sonic as its first film production company to become a member. “We are extremely happy ...

  2. U.S. Music Supervisors Descend On Toronto Festival

    September 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Away from the red carpet in Toronto, local bands are tuning up their instruments to impress U.S. music supervisors and film directors at the Canadian Music Café’. The 5th installment of the musical showcase from Sept. 15 to 17 will see U.S. music ...

  3. Canadian Music Week Kicks Off

    March 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Canadian Music Week conference kicked off today (March 12) with industry leaders debating the role Internet service providers will play in the Canadian music business, as well as having Kiss bassist Gene Simmons flex his promotional muscle for ...

  4. Wenham Extends Reign At WIN

    January 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST The board of international independent music association WIN has unanimously requested that Alison Wenham continue to head the organization in the newly created position of chairman. Wenham has been president of WIN since its inception in 2006. Du ...

  5. CIRPA Hails Debut Japanese Showcase

    November 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Canadian Independent Record Production Association said its first showcase in Japan was a resounding success. The show was part of the organization's second trade mission to Japan in as many years, running Nov. 10 to 14. Four acts -- Bedo ...

  6. Mixed Feelings About New Canadian Copyright Legislation

    June 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Canadian government tabled new copyright legislation today (June 12), and while some in the entertainment industry applauded it, others said they would take a wait-and-see approach. The new law will allow consumers to freely transfer purchased ...

  7. Study: Average Canadian Musician Earns $16,500 Per Year

    June 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The average Canadian musician makes only $16,500 ($16,000 US) per year from their craft and is largely against free file sharing, according to a survey of 700 musicians conducted by Pollara, a Toronto-based research firm. The survey was released a ...

  8. CIRPA: Report Shows 'Deep-Rooted' Problem With Airplay

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST A Canadian government study of the amount of airplay given to new musicians by Canadian radio demonstrates a deep-rooted problem, the head of the Canadian Independent Record Production Association says. "The situation is even worse than we ex ...

  9. CRIA Against Blank Media Levy

    September 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In an unexpected move, the Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA) has come out against a levy on blank media in a court filing, arguing the fees paid appear to allow for the justification of free downloading on peer-to-peer networks. CRIA, ...

  10. Canadian Music Cafe Kicks Off

    September 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Canadian Music Café, a concert series designed to showcase top Canadian musical talent and coincide with the Toronto International Film Festival, kicked off yesterday. The showcase, which is tagged as "where film meets music," has af ...

  11. Merlin Invites Board Nominations

    July 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The inaugural full board of directors for Merlin, the independent labels' first global digital licensing agency, is open for elections. The board is inviting nominations from indie labels, distributors and music-content aggregators worldwide. ...

  12. CIPRA Names New President

    May 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Canadian Independent Record Production Association (CIRPA) has appointed Duncan McKie as its president and executive director, effective June 4. He replaces Cori Ferguson who stepped down as the trade organization's executive director in ...

  13. Canada's CRTC Rules On Content Quotas

    December 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Following its review of commercial radio and hearings last May in Ottawa, Canada's broadcast regulator the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) unveiled on Dec. 15 a decision that sided with Canadian broadcasters ...

  14. Veteran Manager To Be Honored By CARAS

    January 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Finkelstein named 2006 recipient of Walt Grealis Award. Veteran Canadian manager and label head Bernie Finkelstein has been named the 2006 recipient of the Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award by The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Scienc ...

  15. Canadian Music Industry Wants Sat-Radio Review

    August 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Feds previously granted three licenses. The future of satellite radio in Canada remains unclear as a coalition of Canadian music industry organizations called today (Aug. 31) on the federal government to proceed with a review of the June 16 decisi ...

  16. CIPRA Names Top Exec

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Cori Ferguson takes over in Feb 2006. The Canadian Independent Record Production Association (CIRPA) has appointed publicist Cori Ferguson as executive director and president-designate, effective June 6. Brian Chater will remain president of CIRPA ...

  17. Canadian Digital Firm Expanding To U.K.

    June 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Canada's Musicrypt has partnered with Sonic Arts of London to market and support its Digital Media Distribution System (DMDS) in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Canada's Musicrypt has partnered with Sonic Arts of London to market and sup ...

  18. Canadian Digital Firm Expanding To U.K.

    June 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Canada's Musicrypt has partnered with Sonic Arts of London to market and support its Digital Media Distribution System (DMDS) in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Canada's Musicrypt has partnered with Sonic Arts of London to market and sup ...

  19. Musicrypt Inks Deal With CIRPA

    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Toronto's Musicrypt Inc. has entered into an exclusive agreement with the Canadian Independent Record Production Association (CIRPA). The deal will provide the country's independent music sector with Toronto's Musicrypt Inc. has ent ...