"Before joining this program, I thought I knew everything I needed to know about the music industry. After being a part of the program for two months, I realized I know very little about the music industry.”

Summer 2018 Emerging Artist Participant

"The Musicians co-op has helped me discover knowledge about the industry and steps you need to take to build your career up in stages. I have learned things I couldn’t learn in bars about setting yourself up for monetizing every show and opportunity, which has helped make me a better business-minded artist."

Rob Watts - Professional Creator


"My daughter was given the opportunity to work with the Ontario Music Co-operative summer 2018. I observed an amazing organization that helped individuals follow their dreams and flourish in something they loved.  They had workshops where the students learned details about the music business, how to use social media skills to further their music careers as well as [how to] brand themselves."

Parent of a Summer 2018 Emerging Artist


“OMCI is by far the most valuable resource I’ve encountered to date. Their abundance of knowledge and innovation never ceases to amaze me. At times they’ve been my lifeline and trustworthy companion, which means more to me than anything else. When you’re with them, you are a TEAM. Something that I’m incredibly proud to be a part of and couldn’t be more grateful for.”

Kelsi Mayne - Professional Creator

"Thanks to the wonderful support of the OMCI [and Unison] I was able to get back on my feet following my car accident and repurchase the gear I lost. Since then my career has grown by leaps and bounds and had it not been for the swift help of OMCI I couldn’t honestly say I’d have been able to keep going as quickly as I did. Forever thankful."

Jesse Labelle - Professional Creator