The SOCAN Foundation has announced the participants for the third edition of the TD Incubator for Creative Entrepreneurship. The incubator program provides emerging music creators with seed funding, mentorship, and the opportunity to participate in the Creative Entrepreneur Summit, and exclusive webinars that will hone their skills of entrepreneurship, while providing them with the tools and resources needed to turn their talent into a sustainable career. The incubator is made possible with the generous support of TD Bank Group, through the TD Ready Commitment.

“The program is designed to identify, celebrate, and support the next generation of music creators that have demonstrated extraordinary potential,” said Charlie Wall-Andrews, Executive Director of the SOCAN Foundation.

After reviewing nearly 1,000 submissions, the Foundation was pleased to announce that the following music creators have been accepted into the 2021 edition of the program:

  • Aaron Pollock (Alberta)
  • Amir Brandon (Ontario)
  • Andrea An (Saskatchewan)
  • Anna Katarina (British Columbia)
  • Aryss (Ontario)
  • Azalyne (Ontario)
  • BAYLA (Québec)
  • Blair Lee (Ontario)
  • Bryn (Ontario)
  • Dani Saldo (Ontario)
  • Davey Badiuk (British Columbia)
  • Denise Valle (Alberta)
  • Estyr (Ontario)
  • Hanorah (Québec)
  • Hua Li 化力 (Québec)
  • Idris Lawal (Ontario)
  • Justin Fancy (Newfoundland)
  • Karli June (Ontario)
  • LITTLE REDFOX (Ontario)
  • mokina (Québec)
  • Neela (British Columbia)
  • Niki Kennedy (British Columbia)
  • OBLYVN (Alberta)
  • Sage Harris (Ontario)
  • THE LYONZ (Québec)
  • Troy Junker (Ontario)
  • TRP.P (Ontario)
  • Vot (British Columbia)

Click here to meet the participants.

Each participant in the program will receive:

  • A cash grant of up to $3,000, intended to defray start-up costs (such as those spent on marketing, business development, branding, etc.);
  • Mentorship by an industry professional; and
  • Access to the Creative Entrepreneur Summit, and exclusive webinars led by industry professionals and experts, to fuel the entrepreneurial spirit of the participants.