Let your voice be heard! Please take this important survey now


As the largest organization representing the interests of professional musicians in Canada, the Canadian Federation of Musicians (CFM) is pleased to be partnering with the Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) and Nordicity in a critical study about Canada's independent music community. This study will establish the actual economic impact of independent music in Canada, both from a regional and national perspective.

We're asking for your help in order to make this project a success.

As important members of the Canadian independent music industry, I'm urging all our members to take a few minutes to complete a survey -- accessible by clicking on the link below.


The survey will help accurately gauge the vital contributions of all parts of Canada's independent music industry including: labels, managers, publishers, distributors, promoters, artists and the many others who account for the economic activity created by independent music.

WHY is CIMA doing this (and why are we helping them)?

The answer is simple:

  • Federal and provincial governments who make decisions that affect the music industry
  • Public and private sector funders that provide much needed support to the music sector
  • Media who write about music and who influence public opinion ….ALL need to have an accurate picture of WHO you are, WHAT you do, and the IMPORTANT CONTRIBUTION you make to Canada's national and provincial economies.
  • Without accurate knowledge, governments and funders may not be able to make informed decisions about the best level of support for the industry that is necessary for us to grow, compete and thrive.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   And when CIMA talks to these important decision-makers on behalf of the industry, they need to ensure that they have as much relevant information about the independent music sector as possible.
    Thank you very much for your help. Only by working together will we be able to paint an accurate picture of Canada's independent music industry -- one that will resonate with governments and stakeholders from coast to coast.

    Complete the survey today.


    Alan Willaert
    Vice President from Canada
    American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada
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