Thursday, June 1, 2023

Broadcast Dialogue – The Podcast: CIMA President Andrew Cash on the Canadian music scene’s uncertain future, Bill C-10 & more

It’s like Andrew Cash’s whole life has led up to his new role as the president of the Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA). With roots in the Toronto punk scene before going on to a successful solo career and eventually getting elected as the Member of Parliament for Toronto Davenport, Cash has long been an advocate not just for independent musicians, but anyone trying to make a living in the arts.

On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue – The Podcast, we welcome Cash to talk about taking the helm of CIMA as the Canadian music scene faces an uncertain future, the organization’s push for a more flexible CanCon definition, and his take on controversial amendments to Bill C-10.

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Connie Thiessen
Connie Thiessen
Connie has worked coast-to-coast as a reporter, editor, anchor and host at CKNW and News 1130 in Vancouver, News 95.7 and CBC in Halifax, and CFCW Edmonton, among other stations. With a passion for music, film and community service, she led News 95.7 to a 2013 Atlantic Journalism Award and regional RTDNA award for Best Radio Newscast. More recently, she was nominated for Music Journalist of the Year at Canadian Music Week 2019. To report a typo or error please email -

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