Artist Entrepreneur Program


Next Session Start Dates:
March 6 to April 27, 2018 – Toronto
August 7 to September 28, 2018 – Toronto

Duration: Full time, 8-weeks, Tuesday – Friday, 10am-4pm. 200-Hour Program.
Location: Program takes place at Coalition Music. 1731 Lawrence Ave E, Toronto, ON M1R 2X7

Artists Mentored


Sessions Delivered


Artists of

All Genres


The AE program is valued at $7,500 per artist. Program fee per artist has never exceeded $2,500 thanks to the generous financial contributions of our partners, sponsors and patrons. All applicants are eligible for financial awards of up to $5,000 to help offset program costs.

***Thanks to CMI’s generous sponsors and patrons, no artist has ever paid the full cost of the program.

Artist Entrepreneur Program Information:

The Artist Entrepreneur Program is specifically designed to help emerging artists and bands from all genres build their businesses and careers. Canada’s Music Incubator’s main focus during the program includes mentoring, networking, and collaboration

In addition to working hands-on with the Canada’s Music Incubator’s and Coalition Music’s team of social media, marketing, management, promotion, publicity, funding, touring, producing, sound and songwriting experts, artists will get a chance to meet active industry professionals in music law, accounting, publishing, booking, talent buying, music supervision, radio, performing rights organizations, funding bodies, and technical production, among others. Artists will also have ongoing access to Canada’s Music Incubator and Coalition Music’s resources and expertise after the program ends.

Program Highlights Include:

• Performance Workshops
• Vocal Workshops
• Producer Consultation
• Live Technical Workshops
• Social Media Workshops
• Marketing Workshops
• Content Creation Workshops
• Style Consultation
• “Chapel Sessions” Live Performance Video & Audio
• Digital Media Kit Development
• Studio Consultation
• Media Training
• 40-50 Industry Guest Speakers/Mentors per session


For more information regarding this program or the application process, please contact


“I learned a lot about the industry and how to take my music and business to the next level. Even better, I have support and guidance maneuvering my career, even two years after taking the program. Canada’s Music Incubator are good people and I can’t say enough positive things about what they are doing.”

Angela Saini

“All of the folks involved in CMI really care about helping and developing artists. I’m so thankful for the opportunity to learn from and work with these fine people. If you’re a serious independent artist you need to consider this.”

Matt Dines, RocketRocketShip

“I’m so grateful for so much in the AE program — not the least are the tangible “products” like the video, and the great relationships it forged.”

Fawn Fritzen, Artist Entrepreneur

“The Artist Entrepreneur program gave me a great deal of knowledge and confidence in pursuing my music career. Through their workshops, they helped me realize my own potential and – with that – I’ve been able to build an awesome team around me and apply my newfound confidence towards my music and music relationships.”

Lanikai (Marti Sarbit), Artist Entrepreneur

“Eye opening to many things about the music business that I didn’t realize, I didn’t know or was never taught. In fact these are things that I believe when I was in College or University they should have taught us. This is stuff that is essential for every musician.”

Benjamin Barrile, Artist Entrepreneur

“I’m three times as strong as I was prior to me coming into this program.”

Erik Flowchild, Artist Entrepreneur

“It was a challenging experience, but I feel like the growth that came out of it is really important and crucial to my career. When I went into it I had questions I was searching the answers for, and this program answered a lot of those questions for me in terms of business, confidence on

Mack Davis, Artist Entrepreneur