About the Indigenous Music Development Program
The Indigenous Music Development Program (IMDP) at Manitoba Music was launched in 2004 to support First Nation, Métis, and Inuit artists and music companies as they build sustainable careers in Manitoba’s music industry. The program delivers projects and services that respond to the needs of the industry as identified by a steering committee.
IMDP is recognized both at home and abroad as the driving force behind a vibrant Indigenous music community in Manitoba.
To assist people in the Indigenous community in Manitoba to develop sustainable careers in music by connecting them with opportunities within Manitoba Music and beyond.
IMDP Projects and Services
- Workshops about the business side of the music industry
- Career consultations
- Industry showcases highlighting Indigenous artists from Manitoba
- Online Indigenous artist and music company directory
- Export market development opportunities
- Indigenous Music website and social media
- Streaming playlist
INDIGENOUS MUSIC DEVELOPMENT STEERING COMMITTEE
The IMDP Steering Committee includes Indigenous people involved in Manitoba’s music industry. The committee receives reports about the program and ensures that it responds to the needs of Indigenous artists and industry. The committee advises staff on project delivery and on the industry itself, foregrounding trends and key issues as they arise. The Indigenous Music Development Program Steering Committee members are
David McLeod, NCI FM
MJ Dandeneau, MJ Entertainment Canada Inc.
Ruth Shead, University of Manitoba
We are between coordinators at this time. For immediate assistance, please contact email@example.com, 204.942.8650