The ottawa music industry coalition (OMIC) is dedicated to making ottawa a great place to play music, work in the music industry, and be a music fan.

We are a member-based non-profit organization that works to grow the local music industry for the benefit of our members and the city as a whole. We are committed to bringing together artists, music businesses, venues, festivals and local businesses together to work towards common goals. 

We do this through: 

  • Engaging in advocacy and research on behalf of the local music industry
  • Supporting the growth and development of our artists, entrepreneurs and music professionals
  • Building industry networks within and outside of Ottawa
  • Shining a spotlight on, and building new audiences for, Ottawa music 


2018 - 2019

Mark Monahan, RBC Ottawa Bluesfest / CityFolk (President)

Steve Foley, Audio Valley Recording Studios (Vice-President)

Alka Sharma, Folk Music Ontario (Secretary)

Colin Mills, Algonquin College Music Industry Arts (Treasurer)

Anne-Marie Brugger, Hop the Fence on CHUO

Joel Elliott, Jumpin' Joel Flash & The Magic Machine

Heather Gibson, National Arts Centre

Patrick Harrison, Agence PRH

Melissa Kaestener, mhk Consulting Services

Tara Shannon, Willow Sound