Music Business Resources

Professional Development Initiatives


Manitoba Music frequently teams up with music industry experts from across the country to provide informative and timely professional development seminars for the local industry. The Manitoba Music professional development workshop series, MusicWorks, strives to be the leading source of information and training for musicians and the music industry in Manitoba, and a model for industry training nation-wide. See the workshops page for more information on upcoming workshops. Many of our past workshops and panels are available on our Facebook and YouTube.

Career Consultations

Manitoba Music members can access our experienced and knowledgeable staff and colleagues for career consultations on a variety of music business topics, including grants and funding, marketing and promotion, digital strategies and advertising, touring and showcasing, export-readiness, building a team, strategic planning, rights and royalties, and more. Consultations are intended for general information and direction. Fill out the form at consult booking form to make an appointment or contact us at Your answers will help us connect you with the person to talk to you about your key topics.

Grant Writing Incubators

For those looking for dedicated support through the process of writing and applying for funding, with the guidance of experienced mentors, we periodically open spots for grant writing incubators for FACTOR and Manitoba Film & Music programs. The incubators will often cover business registration, application forms, budget, and marketing/project plans. There are no incubators currently planned but please keep an eye on and our socials for opportunities.

BPM | Black Professionals in Music

BPM is a new program via Manitoba Music focused on supporting Black music professionals in Manitoba. Each month  BPM will offer participants a chance to meet and network, join discussion groups, and learn from other Black industry pros from across the globe. Bring your ideas to the table, share about your professional needs and any barriers you’re facing to advancing your career, and influence the direction of this program as it develops. Visit to get involved.

Youth Outreach & Mentorship

Manitoba Music is involved in several outreach activities aimed especially at youth with an interest in the music industry. Participating in these events raises awareness of the career options in the music industry in Manitoba, and promotes Manitoba Music’s services and programs to potential new members.

Manitoba Music partners with Creative  Manitoba to offer the Youth Mentorship Program in music management, marketing, and promotion. This unique program provides participants between the ages of 16 and 21 with a well-rounded and realistic look at working in the music industry. Through the program’s two concurrent streams – mentor sessions with industry professionals and a hands-on music project – the youth participants gain a unique understanding of the music business.

Visit Creative Manitoba for more information, deadlines, and application forms.

Music Industry Funding

Manitoba Music assists member artists and music industry companies to find funding that can help them build their careers. Manitoba Music is the Regional Education Coordinator for FACTOR.

See the Funding page for more information on grants and loans available to artists and music companies in Canada.

Studies and Reports

For information on Manitoba Music and the state of the music industry, see the Studies and Reports page.

Industry Links

Links to other music organizations, funding bodies, conferences and award shows, music business resources, and more, are available on the Links page.