About The RBC Launchpad Music Entrepreneurship Program

About The RBC Launchpad Music Entrepreneurship Program

The RBC Launchpad Music Entrepreneurship program is dedicated to supporting and empowering emerging artists, music creators and entrepreneurs in Canada. The objective of the program is to support participants through an educational and networking platform that equips participants with entrepreneurial tools required to establish and accelerate a thriving music project or initiative.


+ A vibrant, collaborative community of fellow emerging creators, artists and music makers and industry professionals

+ Up to 20 workshops topics such as grant writing, creative direction, marketing strategies, legal literacy, and more

+ One-on-one mentorship with music industry leaders and professionals

+ Coaching and assessment on your own personal projects

+ Artscape Daniels Launchpad membership and credits toward professional studio use



To be eligible to apply for the RBC Launchpad Music Entrepreneurship program, applicants must:+ Be between the ages of 18 and 35+ Be an emerging and/or practicing artist, music creator or entrepreneur+ Be based in Canada as either a citizen or legal resident


Successful applicants for the RBC Launchpad Music Entrepreneurship program are selected on the following criteria:

LEADERSHIP POTENTIAL & ENTREPRENEURIAL VISIONDemonstrate that you have the potential to inspire others with a passionate, innovative approach, and a strong commitment for the music industry in which you plan to work. RESILIENCE AND GROWTHShow us that you are receptive to feedback and can learn from past experiences. ABILITY TO COLLABORATEDo you have the ability to resolve conflict and bring together the necessary people, money and resources to create your venture? DESIRE TO PARTICIPATE IN A COHORT EXPERIENCEShow us how you will both gain from, and contribute to the cohort learning experience.

Through the program, participants will gain:

  • Increased capacity to achieve financial and professional goals
  • Community of seasoned practitioners and mentors for ongoing support
  • Opportunities to collaborate with peers in music and other creative sectors
  • Meaningful projects structured for rapid learning and feedback
  • Supportive environment to test ideas and assess revenue generation strategies
  • Access to professional recording studio
  • Industry connections
 DIVERSITY AND PRIORITIZATION CRITERIA:Applicants that self-identify as low-income, people of colour, LGBTQ+, Indigenous, women, or gender non-conforming will be prioritized for selection.


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To apply for the RBC Launchpad Music Entrepreneurship program, please click on the apply now button below to complete and submit application by Sunday, February 6th, 11:59p.m.

Application Deadline:

Sunday, February 6th, 11:59p.m EST
Applications are now closed.

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