SOCAN Foundation Announces Participants for Inaugural TD Creative Entrepreneurial Incubator

The SOCAN Foundation has announced the participants for its inaugural TD Creative Entrepreneur Incubator.

"The program is designed to foster high-potential music creators, and to help them evolve their passion and talent into a sustainable career," explains Charlie Wall-Andrews, Executive Director of SOCAN Foundation.

After reviewing nearly 1,000 submissions, SOCAN Foundation has announced that the following music creators have been accepted into the TD Creative Entrepreneurial Incubator Program:

Julie Austin, Ontario
Laura Babin Rioux, Quebec
James Bailey, Ontario
Justin Boissonault, Ontario
Marvin Chan, Saskatchewan
Kassandra Clack, British Columbia
Desiree Dawson, British Columbia
Domanique Grant, Ontario
Aliah Guerra, Quebec
Madmoud Ismail, Ontario
Bella Krys, Ontario
Dante Leon, Ontario
Madeline Ritter, Ontario
Jon Saldanha, British Columbia
Dave Sampson, Nova Scotia
Connor Seidel, Quebec
Linnea Siggelkow, Ontario
Annie Sumi, Ontario
Vincent Turcotte, Quebec
Joanna Worthington, Ontario

Visit for more information about the program and the participants.

Each participant in the TD Creative Entrepreneur Incubator program will receive:

  • A cash grant of up to $3,000, intended to defray start-up costs (such as costs for marketing, business development, branding, etc.)
  • Mentorship by an industry professional, including Adrian X (Musician/Producer/Songwriter, Drake, PARTYNEXTDOOR), Amy Eligh (Arts & Crafts), Joe Ferrari (Sony Music) and Emily Smart (SixShooter Records), among many more.
  • Access to an exclusive webinar series led by industry professionals and experts, to fuel the entrepreneurial spirit of the participants.

This new SOCAN Foundation program was made possible with support from TD.

"Music has the power to strengthen communities by connecting people," says Valerie Picher, associate VP of community relations at TD Bank Group. "We're excited to partner with SOCAN Foundation to support the TD Creative Entrepreneur Incubator program, through our global corporate citizenship platform, The Ready Commitment. This program will empower music creators from all backgrounds to develop the necessary skills to enhance music creation and sharpen their entrepreneurial abilities, so music continues to enrich our lives in a sustainable way."

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Michael Raine is the Editor-in-Chief at Canadian Musician and Canadian Music Trade magazines. He also hosts the Canadian Musician Podcast.
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