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Vel Omazic

Executive Director, Canada’s Music Incubator,
Canada’s Music Incubator at Coalition Music
Toronto, ON, Canada
Vel Omazic has been Canada’s Music Incubator’s executive director since co-founding the not-for-profit organization in 2011. CMI’s mandate is to provide customized and ongoing creative entrepreneurial mentorship to artists and managers across all genres of music. He is also the executive director of the TEMPO Educates Foundation, a registered charity he also helped to found in 2011 dedicated to music business education, creative entrepreneurship and financial literacy at the high school level, including aboriginal communities. Vel has worked in the Canadian music industry for over two 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 music industry in the national promotion/publicity department at PolyGram Records. Prior to joining CMI, Vel was VP marketing & communications at Green Living Enterprises, an environmental marketing, consulting, publishing and events agency.