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Custom programs, Workshops & Webinars


One day? One week? Long-term? We do it all! We collaborate with industry organizations and all levels of government across Canada to support artist and manager development by creating and delivering Custom Programs, Bootcamps and Webinars

CMI is your one-stop professional development solution. Whether it’s one week, one day, one-hour, ongoing, small groups, one-one-one, large events, in-person or virtual, we collaborate with you to develop and deliver customized programs specific to the needs of your artists, members and music sector community. 

CMI also provides marketing support, application management, a post-program report and access to ongoing mentorship. 

If you’d like more details and a quote, please contact: Kate Buote, CMI Programs Manager: 

Some of our custom programs include:

  • The Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class
  • APTN Indigenous Music Accelerator & APTN Indigenous Day Live
  • Passport: Music Export Summit
  • Women In Music Canada Entrepreneur Accelerator
  • Music BC Artist Mentorship & Showcase (Toronto)
  • TD JUNO Green Room
  • London AMPlifers
  • City of Hamilton (Virtual One-On-One Meetings)
  • City of Mississauga Love Local Live Music


CMI Bootcamps are two-day (usually weekends) customized experiences that travel to you with a team of mentors to provide professional development for up to 15 people. Bootcamps are available in two formats: Artist Entrepreneur or Artist Manager and include group and one-on-one training.  

As an alternative to Bootcamps, CMI also offers 60-minute one-on-one meetings. Multiple CMI mentors will travel to you to conduct as many meetings as requested or as time permits over two or more days. 

CMI will also provide marketing support, application management, a post-program report and access to ongoing mentorship. 

If you’d like more details and a quote, please contact: Kate Buote, CMI Programs Manager: 

CMI Bootcamps have been co-hosted with: 

  • City of London 
  • City of Hamilton 
  • City of Barrie 
  • City of Windsor 
  • Music Ontario (Six Nations; Ottawa) 
  • GroundSwell Music (Halifax) 
  • Alberta Music (Calgary; Edmonton) 
  • Cultural Industries Ontario North/NOMFA (Sudbury) 
  • Sask Music 
  • Music Yukon 
  • Music NWT 
  • Festival 506 (Miramichi)
  • Rastafest (Toronto) 
  • CFOX Seeds (Vancouver) 
  • R.I.S.E. (Toronto) 


Program Information: CMI is regularly invited/hired to host workshops, webinars and present at in-person or virtual music industry events across Canada. CMI’s expertise covers all aspects of the music industry. So, pick the important topic(s) for your members/audience and tell us how much time we have. We’ll take care of the rest. We’re also very willing to create a presentation specific to your event/conference.   

 We especially love doing one-on-ones as an extension of events/conferences. If you don’t ask us to do any, we’re going to ask you! 

If you’d like more details please contact: Vel Omazic, CMI Co-Founder & Executive Director: 

CMI has presented, moderated or participated either in-person or virtually at/with: 

  • Alberta Music/Project Wild (2022, 2019)
  • Alberta Music Cities Convention (2022)
  • IndieWeek (2021)
  • Music Calgary Soundoff (2021)
  • Mississauga Arts Council (2021)
  • Ryerson University/Digital Music Management Internship (2021)
  • Country Music Alberta (2021)
  • AIRsessions (Indigenous youth) (2021)
  • Mississauga Music Week (2021)
  • Creative Saskatchewan (2021)
  • Music New Brunswick/Music Career Mentorship (2021)
  • Rhythm Club/Tempo (2021)
  • Virtual Electronic Summit (2020)
  • SiriusXM Top of the Country (2020, 2019)
  • Scarborough Arts/EAST Music & Healthy Relationships (2020)
  • Urban Arts (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • City of Ajax (UpNext) (2020)
  • City of Hamilton Musician Entrepreneur Conference (2019, 2018)
  • Alberta Electronic Music Conference (2019, 2018)
  • Festival 506 (2019)
  • Canadian Music Week The Mastering of a Music City Summit (2017)

Tailor-Made for your Organization

Interested in collaborating, bringing a bootcamp to your region or setting up a webinar? Let us know what you are thinking.

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Artists & Managers

I appreciated learning the language of the business while being encouraged to maintain my approach to music.

Megan Jerome Artist, Ottawa

I learned practical and useful things. None of the material was filler

Jong SL

CMI has given me a look at what a mammoth of a business the music industry truly is! Eye-opening. It was very helpful with planning, industry news/updates, important tools, and team members an artist needs to succeed.

Cornelia Luna

Everybody was so genuine and helpful in every regard, whether it was making an introduction to people I wanted to work with, answering questions I had regarding business or giving me in depth advice on how to further my career.

Quake Mathews Custom Projects - JUNO Master Class

Working with CMI during the Juno Master Class program was an experience that we’ll never forget. It was such a privilege to get dedicated and passionate support from the friendly and experienced mentors and staff. We love you CMI!

Caveboy JUNO Master Class

CMI is the best! I learned so much about myself as an artist, how to conduct myself in this industry and found another layer of confidence. The mentors were awesome, the topics were diverse, and the knowledge was priceless.

Shylo Sharity CCMA Discovery Project