Vel Omazic

Co-Founder & Executive Director, Canada's Music Incubator

Vel Omazic Co-Founder & Executive Director, Canada’s Music Incubator Vel Omazic has been CMI’s executive director since co-founding the not-for-profit organization in 2011. CMI provides customized professional development and ongoing mentorship to emerging artists, managers, and industry professionals across all genres of music. Vel has worked in the Canadian music industry for three decades, having served as Vice-President, National Promotion and Media Relations for Sony Music Canada for 10 of those years. He got his start in the National Promotion/Publicity department at PolyGram Records. Prior to launching CMI, Vel was VP Marketing & Communications at Green Living Enterprises, an environmental consulting, marketing and events agency. Vel is an active member of the Advisory Board for Ryerson University’s Music Den, a hub for music tech and next generation music companies.

Vel is speaking at

April 22, 2021
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


  • Vel Omazic (Speaker) Co-Founder & Executive Director, Canada's Music Incubator
  • Allison Shaw (Speaker) CEO, Manic Monkee
  • Darryl Hurs (Speaker) Owner / Partnerships / Programmer, Indie Week Canada


In business, the term scalability is used when describing taking a company to a higher level and being able to still operate with success. An artist's career often starts with themselves doing everything. To be able to take things to the next level you need a team. Hear about how to know when you are ready to add someone to your team and how to find the right team member that can help you on your career path.

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