When you apply for a Curator account you can create a profile that includes:
- organizational details
- links to where people can find out more about your organization
- playlists of the music you think other OIMA users should check out
- a blog to highlight the work your organization is doing
- a place to upload music made by musicians you work with for the public to download
- a Creative Commons licence the artists sign-off on to protect their rights to their music
OIMA is a place to let people know more about the work you already do to support independent musicians in Ontario. Tell them in your profile and regular blog entries, and let them hear it for themselves by preserving recordings of live performances and artist interviews.
Click here to apply for a curator account. You will need to create a profile first on this site if you haven't already done so.
What counts as music from Ontario?
A song is considered Ontarian, and suitable for OIMA, if it meets any one of the follow criteria:
- the artist or majority of artists comprising the group that created the song were born in Ontario
- the artist or group are currently based in Ontario (and have been for at least six months) and the song was recorded during their time in Ontario
- the artist or group previously lived in Ontario for at least five years and the song to be archived was recorded during that time
What counts as independent music?