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The overarching goal of the Ottawa music industry is to make Ottawa an awesome place to play music, work in the industry or be a music fan. How do we do that? By supporting our members and the music community at large in their development.

As a member-based organization, we work with our members to advocate on behalf of the local industry at all levels of government and provide the knowledge, training and network needed to help them reach their business and career goals.

Anyone who works in the music industry in Ottawa or the surrounding region (within 150km) is eligible to become an OMIC member.[1] Our current members include solo artists, bands, producers, managers, venues, festivals, recording studios, record shops and music educators.

* Members will be required to adhere to a code of conduct in order to maintain their membership. Code of conduct currently in development.






Band / Small Business or Organization (annual music income <$150,000):


Medium Business / Organization (annual music income $150,000 - $500,000) 


Large Business/ Organization (music income >$500,000)


Individual Student Rate




  • meet others working in the industry

    • FREE entry to Music Mondays (+ bring a friend!)

  • level up your career or business

    • weekly members' clinic for one-on-one advice and support

    • FREE Independent Music Business Series workshops

    • 30% off specialist skills workshops

    • advance registration and 30% off From Emerging to Export program fee (value $100)

  • access to out-of-town showcasing support

  • score sweet discounts on advertising, post-gig meals and more!

  • have your say in the direction of the organization

  • sound management support (October 2018)

    • rent a dBa/dBc sound meter reader and use one of our guides



show your card!

ottawa showbox

  • 15% off advertising

ottawa beat

  • discount on advertising (contact Ottawa Beat for more info)

Long & McQuade

  • $20 rental coupon for new and renewing members (*pick up your coupon when you pick up your card)

compact music

  • 20% off vinyl and no taxes on CDs

vertigo records

  • 10% off

Zak’s Diner, Zak’s Cantina & The Grand Pizzeria

  • 15% off food orders (not applicable on holidays, cannot be combined with any other promotion)