Speaker - Jamie Purpora
President of Music Publishing Administration, TuneCore
Speaker - Ivan "Orthodox" Barias
Grammy-nominated producer & The Recording Academy Philadelphia Chapter president
Speaker - Thom Russo
16x GRAMMY Winner; Producer/Mixer/ Engineer/Songwriter
51Oakland Fiscal Sponsor
The new CMIS Fiscal Sponsor!
Speaker - Shannon Curtis
Dreampop singer/songwriter and the author of "No Booker, No Bouncer, No Bartender: a guide for indie artists"


CMIS 2014 Sponsorship Program & Awards Gala June 14, 2014

CMIS has a new Scholarship Program and Awards Gala we are putting on this year!!! We need your help to make it a success...

About the Scholarship Program

The CMIS Scholarship Program will mainly target Northern California Youth and Artist/Bands—locally and abroad—who are unable to afford the summit and travel due to significant financial hardships. The intention for the program is to support these individuals’ goals of being a success in the entertainment industry. In addition, the program offers opportunities and exposure to professionals in the industry who can provide genuine feedback and guidance on their career aspirations.

  • The Scholarship Application Period will run from January 1, 2014 to May 16, 2014 at 11:59 p.m./PST
  • All Winners will be featured in the CMIS 2014 Program
  • All applicants must meet strict eligibility guidelines or risk disqualifications
  • Award Letters to be sent by May 30, 2014
  • Download the CMIS Scholarship Program description here

About 30 Scholarship Recipients will be awarded during our 1st CMIS Awards Gala & Silent Auction on June 14, 2014 at 8:00pm. For more information on the Scholarship Eligibility, Requirements and to download the appropriate Application [click here]

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California Music Industry Summit (CMIS) is proud to announce our Fiscal Sponsor, 51OAKLAND,” a charitable non-profit 501(c)(3) whose mission “is to inspire Student learning, creativity, hard work, and self-esteem by strengthening the role of Music and Arts Education in Oakland Public Schools” Co-founded by Yoshi Akiba, owner of Yoshi’s and Jason Hofmann who has partnership with Elevate Oakland, Co-founded by Sheila E. and business partner Lynn Mabry.


Get Ready To Launch!

The CMIS Speaker Lineup is out of this world! See why CMIS Summit is the DON’T-MISS EVENT OF THE SEASON.

A Few Subjects You’ll learn from:

  • The Chairman & CEO of Frasernet, Inc., George Fraser
    “The Art & Science of Networking, Entrepreneurship & Wealth Creation”
  • Indy Musician, Shannon Curtis
    “How I earned $25,000 in 2 months from HOUSE CONCERT TOURS …
    … and How You Can Too!”
  • Grammy-Nominated Producer & The Recording Academy Philadelphia Chapter President, Ivan “Orthodox” Barias
    “10 Tips on Getting Produced”

and many more!

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