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Music Industry Initiatives: Global Market Development for Music Managers provides eligible music management companies with funding to participate in national and international activities that correspond to a strategy for company growth. These activities must produce measurable business and market development results for the participating company (sales, financing, licensing and/or publishing deals, audience awareness, media coverage, partnership development, etc.). Primary activities supported are market event attendance and targeted activities that support the market development strategy.

Funding is provided in the form of direct grants towards the costs of eligible activities. The OMIF Music Industry Initiatives: Global Market Development for Music Managers stream requires applicants to provide a matching contribution to ensure that maximum ROI is achieved from provincial investment. Applicants must demonstrate clear, measurable outcomes which align with the stream objectives.

Deadlines

Eligible Applicants can apply to ONE of the following two deadlines:

  • Thursday, August 6, 2020 5:00 PM ET
    for activities taking place from August 1, 2020 to July 31, 2021

  • OR

  • Tuesday, October 6, 2020 5:00 PM ET
    for activities taking place from October 1, 2020 to July 31, 2021

In light of COVID-19, Ontario Creates understands that future planning is challenging at this time. Flexibility and leniency will be provided to the extent possible. Additionally, there are two application deadlines for the 2020-21 program cycle. Applicants are encouraged to only apply to the first deadline if they are able to clearly articulate activities that they think have a reasonable chance of being executed within the eligible activity time frame. We strongly recommend applying to the second deadline if additional time is needed to confirm plans. 

Eligible Applicants

This program is open to music management companies that are primarily engaged in representing or managing musicians and musical groups.

Note: Full eligibility requirements can be found in the Global Market Development for Music Managers Guidelines.

Funding

  • Up to 50% towards the cost of eligible activities.
  • The maximum funding request is $10,000.

Application Process

IMPORTANT: First-time applicants must contact the OMO at least three weeks ahead of the application deadline to discuss eligibility. Email inquiries to OMO@ontariocreates.ca.

  • Applicants must submit their applications electronically through the Ontario Creates Online Application Portal (OAP) at https://apply.ontariocreates.ca.
  • Applicants that do not have a user account on OAP should go to https://apply.ontariocreates.ca/ and click on “Register.” For assistance, please see Ontario Creates’ website for the “OAP Quick Start Guide”.
  • For technical assistance, please contact the OAP Helpdesk at applyhelp@ontariocreates.ca.
  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to begin the application process early to allow ample time to compile and complete the necessary information. The application can be worked on over time and save information as it is entered. Once saved, you can go back to edit and/or add information up until the time when the application is actually submitted.

Late applications will not be considered for funding.

Prior discussion with Ontario Creates regarding the eligibility of an activity does not guarantee funding.

Information Session

Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to attend the Ontario Creates Information Session. Please complete the online registration form by 5:00 pm ET on the day prior to the Information Session. Unregistered guests will only be accepted if space permits.

Webinar 

Date:  Wednesday, July 8, 2020 REGISTRATION CLOSED
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST

Guidelines and Applications Forms

OMIF MII: Global Market Development for Music Managers Guidelines

OMIF  MII: Global Market Development for Music Managers Activity Budget Template

OMIF Online Application Portal

OMIF Frequently Asked Questions

Inquiries
Program Coordinator, MII
416-572-0436
OMO@ontariocreates.ca

Inquiries regarding the Online Application Portal (OAP) should be directed to applyhelp@ontariocreates.ca

To receive notification of upcoming deadlines and program updates, please register with your complete contact information, including your full name, company name and telephone number, as well as the name of the program that you are interested in.

Online Application Portal

Learn More

Online Application Portal

Funding Deadlines

Film Fund - Development
Friday, January 29, 2021 5:00 PM ET

Export Fund (Book)
Deadline 2: Monday, August 31, 2020 5:00 PM ET

IDM Fund: Global Market Development
Deadline 2: August 31, 2020 5:00 pm ET

Film Fund - Production
CYCLE 2: July 7, 2020, 5:00 PM EST
CYCLE 3: November 17, 2020, 5:00 PM EST

Music Creation
Thursday, July 23, 2020 5:00 PM ET
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 5:PM ET

Export Fund (Film And Television)
Deadline 2: Monday, August 31, 2020 5:00 PM ET

Global Market Development for Music Managers
CYCLE 1: August 6, 2020, 5:00 PM EST
CYCLE 2: October 6, 2020, 5:00 PM EST

Music Industry Initiatives
Thursday, October 29, 2020 5:00 PM ET

Contact Us

Program Coordinator
OMO@ontariocreates.ca

Phone: 416-642-6696
OR
Phone: 416-572-0436