Manitoba Music Programs Overview

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 MusicWorks series is a leading source of information and training for musicians and music industry in Manitoba. In addition, Manitoba Music offers members career consultations.

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

Indigenous Music Development Program

The Indigenous Music Development Program (IMDP) at Manitoba Music was launched in 2004 to support First Nation, Inuit, and Métis artists and music companies as they build sustainable careers in Manitoba’s music industry. The program delivers projects and services that respond to the needs of the industry as identified by a steering committee.

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BPM | Black Professionals in Music

The Black community has an immeasurable impact on music and culture across the globe and here in Manitoba. Everyday, we listen to music created, produced, and inspired by Black artists yet they still face discrimination and barriers within the industry. Dismantling these barriers begins with recognizing the need for Black music professionals to have their own specific spaces within the industry.

Launched in February 2021 and facilitated originally by Andrew Sannie and now Tomiwa Omolayo, BPM | Black Professionals in Music is a program via Manitoba Music that supports Black music professionals in Manitoba. BPM presents quarterly mixers for participants to meet and build their community and networks, followed by live performances. Participants can bring ideas, share their professional needs and barriers, and influence the future direction of the program. 

Black music makers and industry professionals from Manitoba are welcome.mTo get involved, please email

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Export Market Development Program

The Export 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 Export Market Development page for more information.

Market Access Fund

This program aims to support Manitoban artists and music industry professionals in expanding their network and team to export markets across Canada and around the world.  These market access opportunities can include hiring a market consultants, attending virtual conferences, and promotional tools for developing new markets. With physical limitations on touring and showcasing due to COVID-19, Market Access Fund support is aimed at assisting artists and industry develop necessary assets, skills and connection to enter new markets.

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