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CMI Delivers New Program with Partners Women in Music Canada

In spring of 2019, CMI began a new partnership with Women in Music Canada with the goal to create a program that aided the professional development of women running their own businesses in the music sphere. The result was the Women in Music Entrepreneur Accelerator, a six-week program run on consecutive Wednesday evenings through May and June in downtown Toronto.

The businesses being run by the ten entrepreneurs in the program included: booking agencies, festival presenters, creative consultation, music education, artist management and self-managed artists.

“The Women in Music Entrepreneur Accelerator was an opportunity to connect, network and learn from both the participants and professional guests,” says program participant Nicole Rochefort, Owner & Founder, AIM Booking Agency. “It’s great to have a new support group of successful and hardworking women to call upon for future learning and morale building. A go-to resource for networking and building up.”

Based on the needs of the participants, the program focused on six key areas:

  • Psychology & Breaking Down Barriers
  • Business Leadership & Growth
  • Legal & Financial
  • Branding & Marketing
  • Pitching & Partnerships
  • Goal Setting

Each week the program hosted music industry guests to share their stories and insights with the group, including:

We were thrilled by the experience of working and learning from such a group of exceptional women and are excited to work on future programs with Women in Music Canada!