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The Music Futures stream of the Ontario Music Fund is aimed at stimulating entrepreneurship and providing support to develop Ontario’s diverse and emerging music industry, including artist entrepreneurs which have the potential to grow professionally if provided with business mentoring, skills development and working capital to expand their recording, touring or A&R (artist and repertoire) capacity.

April 19, 2018, by 5 pm
For Domestic Record Labels, Artist-Entrepreneurs, Music Managers and Music Publishers

October 4, 2018, by 5 pm
For Domestic Music Promoters/Presenters and Booking Agents

Funding Available 

Successful applicants with annual eligible revenues between $30,000 and $100,000 are eligible to receive up to $50,000 per funding cycle.

NOTE: Full eligibility requirements and details can be found in the Music Futures Guidelines.  

Application Process

  • Applications must be submitted via the OMDC Online Application Portal (OAP). Applications submitted by any other method will not be accepted.
  • Before beginning an application, your company’s corporate information must be registered with the OAP. If you do not have a user account on OAP, please go to https://apply.omdc.on.ca and click on “Register”.
  • If your company is registered, the OMDC Music Fund deadline will appear in your dashboard. To start the application, click on “Start new application” and follow the onscreen directions to access the application form.
  • Applicants are encouraged to start the application process well in advance of the deadline in case technical support is required.
  • If you encounter problems setting up your company’s corporate information, you can email applyhelp@omdc.on.ca for assistance. This email address can also be used for any technical questions you have about the OAP.
Information Sessions

Information Session dates for the second deadline (for Domestic Music Promoters/ Presenter and Booking Agents) will be made available in the summer. 

Interested Domestic Record Labels, Artist-Entrepreneurs, Music Managers and Music Publishers are strongly encouraged to attend an upcoming Information Session.

Registration is required. Please complete online registration form by 5:00pm on the day prior to the Information Session. Unregistered guests will only be accepted if space permits.

Date:  March 21, 2018 (REGISTRATION IS CLOSED)
Time: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:  Conference Centre, Main Floor, North Tower, 175 Bloor Street East, Toronto, M4W 3R8 (Map)


Date:  March 28, 2018 (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)
Time:  2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

*Note: Access to these webinars is limited. Priority will be given to persons with accessibility challenges and registrants outside of the GTA. Webinar participants will receive an invitation via email with a link and password to login and will be able to call in via conference call during the session. 

Guidelines and Application Form 

OMF Music Futures - Activity Budget Template

OMF Music Futures - Revenue Breakdown Template 

Application Form/Online Application Portal

OMF Final Cost Report Guidelines

Applicants are encouraged to thoroughly review the guidelines and if necessary, register your company’s corporate information with the OAP.

Program Coordinator, OMO


Enquiries regarding the Online Application Portal (OAP) should be directed to applyhelp@omdc.on.ca

To receive notification of upcoming deadlines and program updates, please email OMF@omdc.on.ca 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.

For Domestic Music Promoters/Presenters and Booking Agents
For Domestic Music Promoters/Presenters and Booking Agents
For Domestic Music Promoters/Presenters and Booking Agents

Funding Deadlines

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April 18, 2018
OMF – Music Company Development

April 19, 2018
OMF – Music Futures

April 23, 2018
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October 4, 2018
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October 22, 2018
OMDC Business Intelligence Program

October 25, 2018
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Program Coordinator

Phone: 416-572-0436
Phone: 416-642-6696