The Cape Breton Music Industry Cooperative will host its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016. The meeting will take place in the Lounge at the New Dawn Centre for Social Innovation (the former Holy Angels High School) located at 37 Nepean Street, Sydney, at 7pm. Light refreshments will be served. New and existing members are encouraged to attend.
CBMIC will be filling seven positions on its board of directors. Nominations are currently open and will continue to be accepted from the floor at the Annual General Meeting. Nominations are accepted by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use NOMINATION as the subject line and be sure to include a short biography on yourself and why you would like to join the CBMIC board of directors.
Voting will be determined by popular vote from members in good standing in attendance at the Annual General Meeting.
A not-for-profit organization developed to grow and support Cape Breton’s music industry, CBMIC realizes that the music industry in Cape Breton is a sustainable one. Through partnerships with government agencies, private sector, media, local venues and music-related organizations within Canada and beyond, CBMIC’s goal is to bridge the gap between local musicians and the music industry as a whole. Whether through its very successful Cape Breton Music Export Programs–showcasing Cape Breton artists at festivals and events like Showcase Scotland during Celtic Connections in Glasgow and the annual East Coast Music Awards–or presenting Cape Breton artists to Cape Breton audiences with local showcase events and fundraisers, CBMIC puts its money where its mouth is, so to speak, by being active in the industry.
“CBMIC has taken a leading role in the development of the music industry within Cape Breton since its inception in 2008,” noted Chairperson Jennifer Currie in 2015. “We’ve been able to put well in excess of $500,000 into the local industry here in the past 5-years and we’ve done it on a shoestring budget. Our fundraisers help us to continue to operate the organization and offer programming vital to the success and development of our talent here in Cape Breton.”
CBMIC is run by a volunteer Board of Directors with a vast amount of knowledge and experience of the current music industry standards and what needs to occur (on both a short-term and long-term basis) to ensure this industry continues to strengthen and grow within Cape Breton–and more importantly, expand CBMIC on a national and international scale. The Board of Directors continues to work on building CBMIC to be the key organization in Cape Breton where all artists can turn to for knowledge, advice and support as they begin and continue on their musical career paths.