Mentoring, networking and collaboration.

Tel: 416.755.0025

1731 Lawrence Ave E, Toronto, ON, M1R 2X7


Empower creative entrepreneur. Develop artists of all musical genres.Build sustainable small businesses. Create and connect to an inclusive national community. Support music sector infrastructure development Advocate for creative entrepreneurship education in high schools. Canada’s Music Incubator (CMI) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing customized, hands-on creative and entrepreneurial development for emerging artists, artist managers and industry professionals. In doing so, we recognize that being accessible for ongoing mentorship is critical in helping creative entrepreneurs successfully build sustainable businesses and careers.



Vel Omazic

Co-Founder & Executive Director

Vel runs the business; leads by example; engages CMI’s Board, partners, sponsors and funders. He puts his heart into developing artists, managers and building CMI.

Jesse Mitchell

Director of Live Events & Artist Curation

Jesse spearheads CMI’s Live Events division, connecting artists across Canada with paid performance opportunities. He also leads curation efforts for CMI’s core professional development programs.

Ryan Warner

Programs Director

Ryan oversees the development of all programming ensuring that what CMI delivers truly satisfies the needs of the individual artist or manager.

Kate Buote

Programs Manager

Kate ensures that all CMI’s programs run smoothly and are providing impactful development opportunities to any artist or manager that comes through our doors.

Kyle Martin

Live Events Coordinator

Kyle assists in the planning and execution of all activities connected to CMI’s Live Event division and all other logistical needs of the organization

Taija Grey

Digital Marketing Coordinator

Taija's role of Digital Marketing Coordinator tasks her with assisting the team in the development and maintenance of our marketing initiatives, social spaces and online communities.


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