CIMA and ADVANCE Present: Breaking Down Racial Barriers Episode 7 - Representation in the Corporate & Organizational Entertainment Industry: Record Labels, Streaming Companies & Industry Associations - Free Event
- September 15, 2020 - Showtime: 4:00pm
Representation in the Corporate & Organizational Entertainment Industry: Record Labels, Streaming Companies & Industry Associations
Erin Ashley Lowers | Culture & Music Journalist / DSP Content Programmer | @ellhah
Joel Naga | Marketing Manager | Warner Music Canada | @joelnaga
Chris Smith | Manager & Agency Owner | Chris Smith Mgt / 21 Entertainment | @21entgroup
Bushra Junaid | Outreach and Development Manager | Ontario Arts Council
Kardinal Offishall | Rapper, Executive, Philanthropist | @kardinalo
Katrina Lopes | Artist Manager | KL Management | @katrina_lopes
Ian Andre Espinet | Iconic Arts & Entertainment x Black Star Graphic Design | @ianandreespinet
David “Click” Cox | Artist Manager & Consultant - CLK Creative Works | @davidclickcox
Breaking Down Racial Barriers:
A Series of Discussions with Music Professionals from the Black Community on anti-Black Racism in the Canadian Music Entertainment Industry
CIMA, The Canadian Independent Music Association is facilitating a series of roundtable discussions on anti-Black racism in the Canadian music entertainment industry. The series is presented in association with supporting partner ADVANCE, Canada’s new Black Music Business Collective which is working to develop an infrastructure for the betterment, upliftment and retention of Black people in the music business. CIMA has invited peer and partner organizations from across the national industry to support the initiative.
Initiated, curated and coordinated in association with entertainment community mainstays Ian Andre Espinet and David “Click” Cox, these discussions will be CENTRED in the voices and lived experiences of working Black music professionals from the vast segments of music entertainment.
All conversations will be Black led with the public, peer & partner organizations and the industry invited to LISTEN and challenge ways of thinking, explore unconscious bias, and examine the collective role played in perpetuating anti-Black racism in the music industry. These discussions on systemic and systematic anti-Black racism will seek to identify the structures and behaviours which facilitate it. In so doing, TOGETHER, we can begin to confront, address and dismantle existing racist structures and practices within the industry.
Register by clicking here.