Cape Breton-based musicians will benefit from a new music export fund thanks to an investment from the Government of Canada, through Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation (ECBC).
The Cape Breton International Music Export Program (CBIMEP) will provide financial support to artists who are developing new markets outside of Canada. Cape Breton has numerous artists who are poised to break into international markets. This program aims to increase the success of such endeavors by providing support for various developmental costs. The CBIMEP will be administered by the Cape Breton Music Industry Cooperative (CBMIC).
The total cost of this project is $67,500 and ECBC has provided an investment of $52,500.
“The program has proven to be instrumental in creating new success stories in the music industry in Cape Breton,” said Jennifer Currie, Chair of the Board of Directors of CBMIC. “This program will provide support for artists to take advantage of opportunities that arise from industry conferences and showcases like the ECMA International Program, Nova Scotia Music Week, Celtic Colours International Buyers and Media Program and many others. For 2012-2013 we’re also pleased to announce support for artists traveling domestically to attend conferences and showcases with an international development focus.”
The CBMIC is a local industry association mandated to further develop the music industry in Cape Breton. Its goal is to bridge the gap between local musicians and the music industry as a whole. CBMIC wants to assure this industry continues to strengthen and grow within Cape Breton and more importantly, expand on a national and international scale.
For information on the Cape Breton International Music Export Fund, please visit cbmic.ca or email firstname.lastname@example.org.