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OMF - Music Industry Development


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The Music Industry Development stream of the Ontario Music Fund is designed to strengthen and develop the support structures and systems that contribute to economic and cultural growth of the music industry in Ontario by supporting organizations engaging in strategic initiatives with long-term impacts on the growth and sustainability of Ontario’s music industry.

Program Closure Date*
October 28, 2016, 5:00pm.

*Please note this program has a rolling deadline.  Applications may be submitted at any time from program launch, throughout the year, until October 28, 2016 by 5 pm. It is encouraged to apply prior to the Program Closure Date, as application evaluations and funding decisions occur throughout the year, from program launch through to October 28, 2016.

Funding Available

Successful applicants with eligible annual revenues of  $30,000 or more, may apply for up  $350,000 per funding cycle. A minimum request of $10,000 is required.

NOTE: Full eligibility requirements and details can be found in the Music Industry Development 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

Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to attend the upcoming OMF Music Industry Development Information Session as new information around important program refinements will be communicated. 

Date:   Tuesday May 10 2016 REGISTRATION IS CLOSED  
Time:   2:30 pm - 4:00 pm  
Conference Centre, Main Floor, North Tower, 175 Bloor Street East,Toronto (Map) 


Wednesday May 25 2016  REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
Time:  2:00 pm - 3:30 pm 

*Note: Access to this information session is limited. Priority will be given to persons with accessibility challenges, and registrants outside the GTA. Online information session 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 Industry Development Guidelines
OMF Music Industry Development - Activities Budget Template  

Application Form/Online Application Portal

OMF Final Cost Report Guidelines

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

Enquiries 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.

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Ontario Music Office

Program Coordinator

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