Canada’s Music Incubator’s Artist Entrepreneur Program open for applicants


The Artist Entrepreneur Program is specifically designed to help emerging artists and bands from all genres build their businesses and careers. Canada’s Music Incubator’s main focus during the program includes mentoring, networking, and collaboration.

In addition to working hands-on with the Canada’s Music Incubator’s and Coalition Music’s team of social media, marketing, management, promotion, publicity, funding, touring, producing, sound and songwriting experts, artists will get a chance to meet active industry professionals in music law, accounting, publishing, booking, talent buying, music supervision, radio, performing rights organizations, funding bodies, and technical production, among others. Artists will also have ongoing access to Canada’s Music Incubator and Coalition Music’s resources and expertise after the program ends.

Program Highlights Include:

• Performance Workshops
• Vocal Workshops
• Producer Consultation
• Live Technical Workshops
• Social Media Workshops
• Marketing Workshops
• Content Creation Workshops
• Style Consultation
• “Chapel Sessions” Live Performance Video & Audio
• Digital Media Kit Development
• Studio Consultation
• Media Training
• 40-50 Industry Guest Speakers/Mentors per session

Next session start dates: March 5 – April 29, 2019 – Toronto

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, January 11, 2019

Duration: Full time, 8-weeks, Tuesday-Friday, 10am-4pm, 200-Hour Program

Location: Program takes place at Coalition Music, 1731 Lawrence Ave E, Toronto, ON M1R 2X7


The cost of this program per artist is $7,500 with 66% being subsidized by CMI’s generous sponsors. Each artist is required to pay the remaining $2,500 of their fee. A 50% payment is required at the start of the program to reserve your spot when you are invited into the program, with the balance due by the last day. CMI reserves the right to customize payment plans based on the circumstances of the artist involved.

For bands that are applying, the fee is $2,500 per band. When band’s attend Artist Entrepreneur we ask that they elect one member to attend the program (as our space is limited). Bands also have the option to rotate members.

Additionally, there are a few funding bodies who currently provide financial support for professional development programs like Artist Entrepreneur program including:

Canada Council For The Arts
Professional Development for Artists

SOCAN Foundation
Professional Development Assistance

For more information regarding this program or the application process, please contact