You have questions. We have answers (or we know where to find them). Need an extra set of eyes on your EPK? Not sure where to find a recording studio that fits your sound? We can help.
On Wednesdays from 11:30am - 1:30pm at Youth Ottawa Nik and/or Martyna will be on hand to provide one-on-one support and advice.
Nik can handle business development, grant writing, design, and 'how the industry works' questions, while our resident communications whiz Martyna can help you navigate social media, newsletters, and branding.
On the third Monday of the month, join your fellow OMIC members for a catch-up, discussion on a key issue of the day and a performance from one of Ottawa's hottest emerging talents.
This monthly event is FREE!
Monday, February 25th @ 7pm, Youth Ottawa (Fifth + Bank)
Making the Most of the Cover Circuit
Featured Artist: Kimberly Sunstrum
Panelists: Chris Zimmerman, Alanna Sterling, Kristen Bradley Moderator: Colin Mills
past events | événements passés
Music Monday (on a Friday) presented in collaboration with HAUTES VIBRATIONS and QVBIA
Podcasting and Music
Eddie Quotez^, From Breakdown to Lowdown
(@ Innovation Pod 2.0, Landsdowne | 6pm / 18,00hrs)
Music & Mental Health
w/ Steve St. Pierre^, Akeem Ouellet
Funding for Recording
w/ Lake Urmia^, Marlène Barré (City of Ottawa), Ian Boyd (Compact Music)
Community Music Venues
w/ Étoile Noire, Kim Lymburner (Folkrum)
Noise By-law & You
w/ Christine Jakel^, Jerrod Riley (City of Ottawa)
Franco & Anglo Music Communities in Perfect Harmony
w/ Kimya^, Zoe Heggarty-Leblanc^, Natalie Bernardin (APCM), Matias Muñoz (Ottawa Showbox), Patrick Harrison (Agence PRH)
^ performing artist | artiste performant
from emerging to export
The pilot edition of the From Emerging to Export Program took place in June/July 2018. Over the course of six intense weeks, ten local artists and managers were put through their paces with a series of 10 workshops, four mentoring sessions, three work-jams, one legal consultation and showcases in Ottawa and beyond.
Applications for Round Two are now open!
Have a closer look at the FETE curriculum here.
This program was generously funded by the Ontario Media Development Corporation and benefited greatly from our partnership with the Sparks St BIA.
No Mistakes in Space
The Ebb & Flow
Throne Seekers (management)
Brodie Conley (Future States)
Matt Sobb (MonkeyJunk)
Brodie Conley (Future States)
Byron Pascoe (Edwards PC Creative Law)
Kaitlin Milroy (Moonfruits)
Independent music business
The Independent Music Business Series is a monthly free seminar and lecture series aiming to enrich the knowledge and expertise of artists, musicians and music service providers in the National Capital region.
Join the IMB mailing list!
Gérer votre carrière musicale et d'autres artistes
w/ YAO et Guillaume Decouflet (A Tribe Called Red)
Creating a Financial Plan
w/ Chris Ferrante (BandBiz)
Make the Most of Your Festival Slot
w/ Kelly Symes (Festival of Small Halls) & Emma Francis (RBC Ottawa Bluesfest)