Canada's Music Incubator (CMI) Mission Statement

Developing Artists, Building Businesses, Empowering People

Canada’s Music Incubator (CMI) is a not-for-profit enterprise dedicated to providing hands-on, creative entrepreneurship development for emerging artists, tour managers, stage technicians and artist managers in an active and creative music industry environment.

Our programs are built on three guiding pillars: Mentoring, Collaboration and Networking

We recognize there are no short cuts to success and that a commitment to ongoing support is essential in helping to build sustainable businesses and careers for artists and music industry professionals.

CMI Programs

Artist Entrepreneur

AE Program

Artist Manager

AM Program

CMI Bootcamps

Bootcamps
Incubated since 2012

385

Mentorship Hours

4,332

Unique Industry Guest Mentors

175

Performance Opportunities Created

202

Funding Generated (Artists/Managers)

$324,770

Bootcamps Delivered

14

Distance Traveled (km)

289,506

CMI Testimonials

This place and what you’re doing here and the support that you’re giving new artists, I think it’s right at the top…it’s fantastic.

Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario

The Artist Entrepreneur program has been a significant help in my career. It has helped me build a network of musicians and professionals in the music industry who have been able to guide me through important decisions. It taught me the importance of establishing my mission and finding who I am as an artist.

Andee, Universal Music Artist

You guys are providing a much needed service to those in the industry looking to become financially sustainable/profitable while pursuing their dreams.  Amazing work and visionary on the part of Canada’s Music Incubator at Coalition Music.

Kyle Grooms, Financial Advisor, Penmore Financial Group

You can’t be in a band without being an entrepreneur now.

Dante Berardi Jr., CAIRO

“As City Hall pursues its own vigorous agenda in increasing support for and collaboration with Toronto’s music sector, we look to leading organizations like CMI who continue their invaluable work in helping Toronto artists navigate the music industry.”

Toronto Mayor John Tory

“CMI really empowered me to think big, always trusting my inner self; it also gave me real knowledge to expand my professional career beyond borders.”

Bruno Capinan, Artist Entrepreneur

“My participation in the AM program has been absolutely invaluable. Not only did it force me to re-evaluate my business structure and make crucial changes, it opened doors for both myself and my artists. I’m now in the very enviable position of working with some of the music industry’s top professionals and A-list talent. Even

Laurie Brown, Artist Manager