Canada’s Music Incubator (CMI) is a not-for-profit incubator based in Toronto with a mandate to help artists and artist managers evolve from starter companies into sustainable businesses through hands-on networking, mentoring and collaboration.
Originally founded by Coalition Music in 2012, CMI established itself in November 2014. CMI programs consist of Artist Entrepreneur, Artist Manager (delivered in Toronto), AE West (delivered in Calgary), CMI Custom Projects and Bootcamps.
Artist Entrepreneur and Artist Management reside at Coalition Music, which allows direct access to an active music business environment, a community of like-minded artists across all genres of music, touring professionals, artist managers, industry experts and decades of experience and expertise.
CMI partners and sponsors include: The Canada Arts Training Fund, Ontario Music Fund, The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, The JUNO Awards, Canadian Country Music Association, Bell Media, City of Toronto, TD Bank Group, Newcap Radio, Stingray Music, Warner Music Canada, Sony Music Canada, and Music Canada.
As an award-winning artist management company Coalition Music represents: Simple Plan, USS, Our Lady Peace, Tom Cochrane, The Tea Party, Finger Eleven, Justin Nozuka, Andee, and Incura. Collectively, this roster has sold over 15 million albums globally.