Canada's Music Incubator (CMI) Mission Statement

Canada’s Music Incubator (CMI) is a not-for-profit enterprise dedicated to providing hands-on, professional 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, Collaborating 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

Tour & Tech

TT Program


Incubated since 2012


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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

The more I learned at Canada’s Music Incubator, the more comfortable I felt navigating the ocean that is the music industry.

Ben Caplan

I took this program because I wanted to increase my production skills and obtain a job in Toronto. Before the program even finished, Canada’s Music Incubator was able to connect me with a full-time job at the Sound Academy.

Matt Breese, Production Assistant, Sound Academy

Not only did the CMI’s Artist Entrepreneur program expand my horizons and the scale of my goals, it equipped me with insights, strategies and habits that have significantly improved my career path.

Trophy Kid Diz

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

Dante Berardi Jr., CAIRO

Coming straight out of the program I was hired on a Justin Nozuka North American tour, and Canada’s Music Incubator helped me secure a paying job working the NXNE festivals main stage at Yonge-Dundas Square. I’m now working at the Oshawa Music Hall.

Scott Duquette, Sound & Lighting Tech, Oshawa Music Hall

The Tour & Tech program exceeded my expectations. The program gave me the confidence to pursue the position I currently hold as a lighting designer for CCR Solutions.

Sally Roberts, Lighting Designer, CCR Solutions / The Canadian Tenors