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Business Education, Strategy, Professional Opportunities, Knowledge and Elevation


BESPOKE is a music management mentorship program for managers, self-managed artists, music entrepreneurs, and emerging music professionals. WHY? To help create opportunities for advancing the professional development efforts of Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour who wish to work in this sector of the Canadian music landscape. HOW? The focus will be on core competencies that guide a manager's work such as business acumen, strategy, funding, publishing + more, through webinars and mentorship. WHAT? Twelve month program with ten mentees from across Canada.


  • 12 monthly meetings with your mentor based on your current development needs 

  • Exclusive music business workshops with industry professionals tailored to the group’s needs (approx. 8 over 12 months)

  • Group meetups with other mentees and mentors (approx. 4 over the 12 month program)

  • 2-year single membership to MMF Canada (includes voting rights) ($300 value) including free access to monthly webinars and workshop recording archives

  • $1500.00 as a bursary to help you reach your career goals



  • Commit to fully immersing yourself in the program. We understand that conflicts come up from time to time, however, we expect that mentees will aim to arrange their schedules to take advantage of all meetings and workshops where possible.

  • Check in with the Mentorship Manager quarterly (every four months). You can reach out more if you have feedback or concerns.

  • Minimum 1 hr per month in mentor meetings

  • Complete a survey at the end of the program


SELECTION PROCESS The selection committee will be made up of music management professionals who identify as Black, Indigenous, or People of Colour. They will review and score each application based on past & present projects, goals, commitment, and passion. Interviews may be held to make a final decision collectively to select the ten successful applicants.


ELIGIBILITY Must be a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident to apply for this mentorship program. Must self-identify as being Black, Indigenous or as a Person of Color. All genres of music. We welcome all genders, non-binary and 2SLGBTQAI+ communities and anyone with disabilities or accessibility requirements Must be 18+. If you have accessibility requirements, please contact the program lead, Gabrielle Rubaine, at


Sunday, August 29th, 11:59 PM | EST
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