As a national not-for-profit trade association, the mandate of the Canadian Country Music Association is: To promote and recognize Canadian country talent, both domestically and internationally. The three Strategic Pillars “EDUCATE, ELEVATE, and CELEBRATE” are three focus points that support their mandate. All of their programs and activities fall under these three pillars. As they continue to grow, they will be adding and enhancing our annual program offering.

For more information on any of their current program, please refer to the list below:



Membership Information

If you’re looking to further your career or involvement in the country music industry, or even if you’re looking to just begin it, membership with the CCMA will help you make all the right connections, keep you informed on developments within the industry, and provide you with the knowledge and opportunities necessary for success.

Becoming a member of the CCMA is an integral step in the career of anyone involved in Canadian country music. Simply fill out the CCMA Membership application to apply for a membership.

CCMA Membership Policy

Industry Member
An individual who is directly and substantially involved in the country music industry and is a member of at least one or more of the 25 of the categories listed below. These members receive one (1) voting right.


  • Artist
  • Artist Manager
  • Association
  • Booking Agent
  • Consultant
  • Distributor
  • Festival
  • Media List
  • Music Publisher
  • Musician
  • Producer
  • Production Company
  • Public Relations
  • Publication
  • Publicity/Media
  • Radio (full-time)
  • Radio (part-time)
  • Record Company
  • Recording Studio
  • Retailer
  • Services
  • Songwriter
  • Talent Buyer/Promoter
  • Television/Video
  • Venue


(plus applicable taxes based on member’s province of residence)

Membership Category 1 Year 2 Year 5 Year
Associate NA NA NA
Industry $75
Lifetime NA


The Membership year begins on May 1 and concludes on April 30 of the following calendar year. A membership purchased before April 30 (January-April) is valid until April 30 of the following calendar year. A membership purchased after April 30 is valid until April 30 of the year after the following calendar year.


In order for Industry or Corporate members to exercise their voting rights, their membership must be purchased or renewed by April 30th of the voting year.


As part of the application process, anyone applying for a new membership must provide the CCMA with two (2) Industry references. New members are admitted to the membership by resolution of and approval of the CCMA Membership Committee.


Employees of any one organization may not hold more than 4%of the total membership of the CCMA. This number is calculated annually and is based on total membership as of December 31.


*** Discloser note: The host of this website is a member of the Board of Directors of CCMA