As it does every year, APEM (Association des professionnels de l’édition musicale) is offering a variety of training sessions – starting with its music publishing training program, which deals with the main areas of expertise required in that field. To help develop the competent workforce required to promote best practices, since 2005 APEM has been providing a training program about the legal and business practices of music publishing. It’s a 43-hour series of sessions, spread over 10 weeks, and addressing such topics such as legal foundations, contracts and licenses, the organization and artistic direction of a publishing house, as well as a number of other professional music publishing matters. These will be explored by experts in the field, such as Daniel Lafrance, senior lawyer Claude Brunet, David Murphy, Valérie Gauthier, Marie-Laurence Asselin, and Carmel Scurti-Belley.

Please note that this will be an in-person, French-language APEM program, offered on Sept. 12-14, 2023, at the Grande Bibliothèque de Montréal. Registration is open, and space is limited. To find out how to register, please visit

APEM is also presenting the third edition of its programme de perfectionnement en édition musicale pour personnes issues de la diversité, which aims to help participants to broaden their music publishing knowledge, and obtain the tools they need to develop their activities and join the APEM network.

More specifically, this opportunity offers the following:

  • Registration in an APEM music publishing program (43 hours of training spread over 10 sessions);
  • Mentoring by music publishing professionals;
  • One-year APEM membership for those who are not yet APEM members;
  • Participation in such events as the APEM Music Tech Summit, the Quand la musique rencontre l’imagefilm music session, the presentation ceremony of the Christopher-J.-Reed Award, and more.

Applicants must:

  • Be interested in, or already work in, music publishing;
  • Identify as being a person from a diverse background;
  • Send a résumé;
  • Write a one-page letter describing their career plan, and explaining why they’re interested in this program.

Please send all applications to before August 9, 2023.

The music publishing training and development programs for people from a diversity of backgrounds are made possible by the financial participation of Musicaction, the Government of Québec, SOCAN Foundation, and SODEC (Société de développement des entreprises culturelles).