Programs Overview

Manitoba Music Professional Development Program

Manitoba Music's Professional Development Program is the only dedicated training opportunity that focuses specifically on skills development for established and emerging music industry professionals and artistic entrepreneurs.

Manitoba Music teams up with music industry experts to provide informative professional development seminars for the music industry. The Music Works series is a leading source of information and training for musicians and music industry in Manitoba. In addition, Manitoba Music maintains a Music Industry Resource Centre and offers members career consultations.

See the Professional Development Program page and the Workshops page for more information.

Market Development Program

The Market Development Program connects the Manitoba music industry to artists, tastemakers, decision makers, and brokers in the broader national and international music industry by raising awareness of Manitoba and the music made here, and creating opportunities for Manitobans to build relationships in new markets. The Market Development Program includes pan-industry promotion and targeted market development support through trade missions, industry showcases, marketing events, online marketing, and public events.

See the Industry Development page for more information.

Market Access Program

The Market Access Program supports Manitoba artists and music industry professionals in attending and enhancing their presence at professionally organized music industry conferences and showcases, in significantly enhancing their access to new markets, and in developing new business relationships through purposely organized showcases.

See the Market Access Program page for more information, deadlines, and application forms.

Music Industry Internship Program

The Music Industry Internship Program supports paid internships in the music industry in Manitoba. The purpose of the Program is to create new jobs in Manitoba’s music industry, to provide mentorship and work experience for new workers in the music industry, and to increase the capacity of music companies in Manitoba.

See the Industry Development page for more information, deadlines, and application forms.

Artist Management Internship Program 

The Artist Management Internship Program supports a paid internship in the music industry in Manitoba. The purpose of the Program is to create new jobs in Manitoba’s music industry, to provide mentorship and work experience for new artist managers, and to increase the capacity of export-ready artist entrepreneurs in Manitoba. The program will select an artist management intern and up to three artists. The management intern will work directly for the artists and will have access to industry mentors provided by Manitoba Music.

See the Industry Development page for more information, deadlines, and application forms.

Aboriginal Music Program

The Aboriginal Music Program (AMP) helps Aboriginal people develop their understanding of the music industry along their ability to succeed in it. The program is a first for Canada’s music industry and has been in existence since April 1, 2004.

The goals of the program are to:

Visit aboriginalmusic.ca for more information.

Francophone Music Program

The Francophone Music Program (FMP) is a Manitoba Music initiative that exists to strengthen the Francophone music industry in western Canada through professional, business, and market development opportunities. The Francophone Music Program aims to creates diverse networking and community-building opportunities within the Francophone music industry and promote Francophone music from western Canada to new markets. By leveraging the strengths, knowledge, and commitment of the western Canadian Francophone music community, FMP will foster new partnerships and create growth across the country and beyond.

See the Francophone Music Program page for more information.