The Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) has announced that Andrew Cash, a former Member of Parliament, SOCAN member, and JUNO Award-winning Canadian independent artist, has been appointed as the organization’s President.
“After an exhaustive search, we’re thrilled to announce Andrew Cash as the new President of CIMA,” says Tim Potocic, Chair of CIMA’s Board of Directors and President of Sonic Unyon Records. “Andrew brings enormous strength to our organization with his unique combination of music, government, policy, and community activism experience. We’re excited for the future, with him leading the way.”
At CIMA, Cash plans to build on the relationships, skills, and experience he’s gained in his past work to help lead Canada’s independent music sector to a robust recovery when the COVID-19 pandemic ends.
“Our members are at the forefront of Canada’s new economy as home-grown generators of intellectual property, green jobs and exports,” says Cash. “I look forward to working with all parts of Canada’s music ecosystem, along with our partners in government and the private sector, to ensure our industry has what it needs for a robust post-pandemic recovery.
“As a former artist and arts entrepreneur, I’m particularly eager to help the people at the foundation of our sector – Canadian artists – get back on their feet stronger than ever. The musical talent, digital know-how, and entrepreneurial spirit needed to make this happen are in place. CIMA will play an active role in helping artists and Canada’s independent music sector bounce back to full strength.”
SOCAN congratulates Andrew Cash, and looks forward to working with him in his new capacity, for the betterment of all Canadian music creators.