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OMIF – Music Creation


Music :

Music Creation


September 23, 2020
5:00 PM EST

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The OMIF Music Creation (MC) stream supports the development of competitive, sustainable music companies in Ontario that take risks discovering and developing talent – particularly emerging artists – and bringing it to market.

MC will provide funding to eligible domestic record labels, multinational record labels and domestic music publishers to support business activities that are focused on: expanding artist rosters; investing in professional recording and production; facilitating job creation; undertaking export market development; enhancing business capacity; and increasing and strengthening diversity within Ontario's music industry.

Funding is provided in the form of direct grants towards the costs of eligible activities. The OMIF Music Creation 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 objectives of the Music Creation stream.


The 2021-22 Music Creation program will launch in late April 2021, with a mid-July 2021 deadline.

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Eligible Applicants

Domestic Record Labels, Multinational Record Labels, and Domestic Music Publishers.


Funding is available in the form of a direct grant.

  • Up to 50% towards the cost of eligible activities
  • The maximum funding is 40% of the company’s two-year average of total revenue to a maximum cap of $350,000. The minimum funding request is $10,000.
  • Applicants must have minimum annual revenues of $25,000 from core business activities as a record label or music publisher.


Program Coordinator, Music Creation

Enquiries regarding the Online Application Portal (OAP) should be directed to

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.