Are you an active part of Ottawa's music industry? Whether you're a musician, music business or serving the music industry is part of your core business membership in the national capital region (Ottawa, Gatineau and outlying communities) OMIC membership is for you!

OMIC is the largest (and only) membership organisation dedicated to industry and audience development, building industry connectivity, export development (through showcasing provincially, nationally and internationally) and advocacy in the National Capital Region.

The Ottawa Music Industry Coalition is an incorporated non-profit organisation. That means your membership fees are used to directly support industry development, export and advocacy.

Membership Requirements

The only requirements are:

  • you (whether you're filling out the form for yourself or on behalf of your business) are over 18 years of age
  • you, your band your business is actively in the music industry in the national capital region (Ottawa, Gatineau and outlying communities)
  • you, your band or business have a valid postal address in the national capital region

Member Benefits

Member benefits include:

  • Free entry to monthly Music Monday industry networking events
  • Free entry to monthly Independent Music Business series workshops
  • Free / discounted entry to other industry-focused OMIC-run events
  • 10% off LOVE LOCAL MUSIC merchandise
  • Advertising discount in Ottawa Beat
  • 20% off your first year of premium membership with Bandbiz (email for details)
  • $20 rental coupon from Long & McQuade upon sign-up or renewal
  • Ability to apply for From Emerging to Export professional development program (artists and artist-serving businesses)
  • Ability to apply for our local and out-of town showcasing opportunities (including at Folk Music Ontario and Canadian Music Week)*

* All showcasing artists are paid for their performances in OMIC-sponsored showcases

Membership Fees

Our fees operate on a sliding scale based on annual revenue so that we can ensure that all those involved in the music industry are able to participate.

Individuals & Microenterprise (less than $50k in revenue) - $75.00
Small Business & Organisations ($50k - $125k in revenue) - $150.00
Medium / Large Businesses & Organisations ($125k+ in revenue) - $300.00

If you would like to be an OMIC member, but the membership fees would cause financial hardship, please get in touch directly with OMIC ( and we'll work something out.

Becoming an OMIC Member

Becoming an OMIC member is easy! Memberships can be purchased online in our merch shop here. Just select your organisation type from the dropdown box in the order menu.

After we've received your order we'll be in touch to ask you to complete an official membership form so that we can reach you with vital information, get to know you a little better and prepare your entry on our member directory (to be launched September 2017).

* If you're unable to make an online please email and we'll get you set up manually.