Canada's Music Industry Associations, CIMA and SODEC Quebec present Come Together
After successfully launching the first Come Together Showcase and Industry Event last year in the heart of Toronto, we are thrilled to once again be partnering on this initiative for artists ready to break into Canada’s largest music market. SaskMusic, Alberta Music, Music BC, CIMA, Manitoba Music, Music New Brunswick, Music NL, Music Nova Scotia, Music Ontario, and SODEC Quebec, and Collective Arts Brewing are partnering to present two days of industry showcases, meetings, and receptions to more closely connect commercial music communities from across Canada. The event is exclusive to music industry professionals.
Saskatchewan will be represented in the showcases by Ellen Froese. Showcasing artists were selected by a jury process following an intake coordinated by CIMA, and include acclaimed, export-ready artists from across Canada: hip hop artist Anthony OKS and punk duo Mobina Galore (Manitoba), Clay and Friends and SORAN (Quebec), IAMTHELIVING and Nicky MacKenzie (British Columbia), Julie Doiron (New Brunswick), Keeper E. (Nova Scotia), Kellie Loder (Newfoundland & Labrador), and Miesha and The Spanks and Shaela Miller (Alberta) in addition to Froese.
Come Together will also feature afternoons of business events between the showcasing artists, their representatives, and Toronto-based industry and music companies.
Networking Showcase: Monday November 14 (by invitation to industry)
The Gladstone House & Melody Bar, 3-7pm
Pop, R&B, Hip Hop focus with Kellie Loder, IAMTHELIVING, SORAN, Nicky Mackenzie, Anthony OKS
Dine Alone Networking Showcase: Tuesday November 15
Dine Alone office, 5-7pm
Americana, Alternative, Rock focus with Ellen Froese, Clay and Friends, Keeper E, Shaela Miller, Julie Doiron, Mobina Galore, Meisha and the Spanks
About Come Together:
Come Together is an opportunity for export-ready artists from across Canada to meet with, build business relationships, and showcase for key music industry professionals from Toronto and surrounding areas including labels, agents, managers, publishers, music supervisors, publicists, and more. Participants will work directly with their music industry association to identify key music business contacts to invite and meet with. This event has goals beyond showcasing with a push towards industry connections, team building and business strategies for both artists and businesses. We have been working with the artists and their teams to identify key goals for this initiative to host authentic and curated meetings that will lead to fruitful relationships for everyone involved.
This project is made possible by the generous support from FACTOR through the financial support of the Government of Canada and Canada's private radio broadcasters, Creative Saskatchewan, Government of Manitoba, Manitoba Film & Music, the Province of Alberta, Creative BC, the Province of British Columbia, the Government of Quebec, the Province of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Newfoundland. Thank you to Collective Arts Brewing.