CIMA Appoints Emy Stantcheva as Manager of MusicOntario

CIMA is pleased to announce Emy Stantcheva’s appointment as Manager of MusicOntario, moving from her previous role as Marketing and Events Coordinator for both CIMA and MusicOntario.

In her four and a half years at CIMA and MusicOntario, Emy has worked closely with the team to build, develop and execute various professional development and showcase programs for emerging artists and music industry professionals. Her role has included building relationships with various conferences and festivals, overseeing CIMA’s annual Gala, launching the Road Gold program, working with CMPA on the Canadian Music Café, and assisting with Music Export Canada/Canadian Blast initiatives.

“I am very pleased to announce Emy’s new appointment as Manager of our MusicOntario division,” says Stuart Johnston, President of CIMA. “Emy has long made a positive and meaningful impact on members and the industry at large, and I am more than confident that MusicOntario and its members will only benefit from Emy’s endless passion and drive to make the industry a better place for everyone.”

As Manager of MusicOntario, Emy will step back from her various roles at CIMA and focus on creating and identifying new opportunities for Ontario artists and entrepreneurs, while continuing to drive and hone the organization’s existing resources, outreach and market access programs. Emy moves into the position following the recent departure of Interim Manager Brian Hetherman.

“I’ve had the distinct pleasure of being with MusicOntario since the company’s infancy, and it has been a joy to witness its growth as it develops an instrumental role in Ontario’s independent music community,” says Emy. “It is a constant learning curve to identify what our vast constituency needs us to deliver, and to work collaboratively with this diverse community to ensure our programming is accessible, meaningful and inclusive. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to build these existing relationships, and identify new opportunities to connect with, engage, and create resources for indie musicians and entrepreneurs across the province. I’m very lucky to embark on this next chapter with the CIMA family, and could not ask for the support of a better team!”

Prior to CIMA, Emy worked in music publicity and marketing, and artist management. With over a decade in experience, we are confident that Emy’s expertise, passion and sense of humour will play vital roles in leading our program and service delivery to benefit MusicOntario’s members and our industry.