Membership

By joining Folk Music Ontario, you join the largest provincial networking organization devoted to the folk, roots, and traditional music community. You become an integral part of the ever-expanding network of folk activities across Canada. Our current membership includes festivals, folk clubs, concert series, venues, songwriters, musicians, agents, managers, promoters, distributors, record retailers, record companies, studios, radio stations, associations, graphic designers, and many others.

Folk Music Ontario attends meetings and information sessions about the industry, and is called upon on a regular basis to represent the folk, roots and traditional music industry to government and industry. There are three levels of membership in Folk Music Ontario: Individual (includes Youth, Partners, Family and Lifetime memberships), Organizational (small, medium and large) and Festival.

Click below to purchase membership in Folk Music Ontario as an Individual or Organization. Ontario festivals wishing to become Festival members are asked to contact FMO Executive Director Alka Sharma, at asharma@folkmusicontario.ca.

Individual Benefits & Fees

Discounts:

  • The best rates on Folk Music Ontario products and services (conference registration, advertising, Songs From the Heart and official showcase applications, etc.)
  • Discounts on partner organizations’ products and services (Canadian Music Week, Harris Institute courses, Bandzoogle, etc.)

Communications:

  • Optional inclusion in the Folk Music Ontario membership directory
  • The ability to create a member profile to be displayed on the Individual Members page of the Folk Music Ontario website
  • Posting/sharing of Facebook announcements of benefit to the wider community
  • Retweeting of your great tweets that help other Folk Music Ontario members
  • Folk Music Ontario’s annual brochure, Ontario Folk Festivals
  • Links to Folk Music Ontario’s magazine, Folk Prints, published twice a year (in spring and as a Conference Program issue in October)
  • Access to biweekly eNews for announcements of activities to the 1000+ record Folk Music Ontario database

Benefits:

  • Discounted instrument insurance from Front Row Insurance — click here for a free quote
  • Extended free 3-month trial of Bandzoogle services and 15% discount on upgrade to paid plan — click here to get started
  • Reference letters for US visa applications
  • Voting privileges – YOU help to set Folk Music Ontario’s course by casting your vote when electing directors and approving big decisions at general meetings

Membership Rates

Individual ($44.00 +HST) $49.72 CAD/year
Youth (under 18, non-voting – $27.50 + HST) $31.08 CAD/year
Partners* ($82.50 + HST) $93.23 CAD/year
Family* (2 adults, unlimited youth – $104.50 + HST) 118.09 CAD/year
Lifetime Individual ($660.00 + HST) $745.80 CAD

* Must live at the same address.

Organizational Benefits & Fees

Discounts:

  • The best rates on Folk Music Ontario products and services (discounted conference registration for up to THREE delegates, advertising, Songs From the Heart and official showcase applications, etc.)
  • Discounts on partner organizations’ products and services (Folk Music Canada, Canadian Music Week, etc.)

Communications:

  • Optional inclusion in the Folk Music Ontario membership directory
  • The ability to create a member profile to be displayed on the Organizational Members page of the Folk Music Ontario website
  • Posting/sharing of Facebook announcements of benefit to the wider community
  • Retweeting of your great tweets that help other Folk Music Ontario members
  • Copies of Folk Music Ontario’s annual brochure, Ontario Folk Festivals
  • Links to Folk Music Ontario’s magazine, Folk Prints, published twice a year (in spring and as a Conference Program issue in October)
  • Access to biweekly eNews for announcements of activities to the 1000+ record Folk Music Ontario database

Benefits:

  • Access to employee benefits programs through Folk Music Ontario’s membership in the Ottawa Festivals network
  • Discounted instrument insurance from Front Row Insurance — click here for a free quote
  • Extended free 3-month trial of Bandzoogle services and 15% discount on upgrade to paid plan — click here to get started
  • Voting privileges – YOU help to set Folk Music Ontario’s course by casting up to THREE votes when electing directors and approving big decisions at general meetings

Membership Rates

Small/Not-For-Profit (<$50,000 gross revenues – $110.00 + HST) $124.30 CAD/year
Medium ($50,000 to $250,000 gross revenues – $137.50 + HST) $155.38 CAD/year
Large (>$250,000 gross revenues – $192.50 + HST) $217.53 CAD/year

*In accordance with Folk Music Ontario By-Laws (8.02.02), all out-of-province Organizational Members are classified as “Associate Organizational Members” and are non-voting members.

Festival Benefits & Fees

Discounts:

  • The best rates on Folk Music Ontario products and services (discounted conference registration for up to TEN delegates, advertising, etc.)
  • Discounts on partner organizations’ products and services (Folk Music Canada, Canadian Music Week, etc.)

Communications:

  • Optional inclusion in the Folk Music Ontario membership directory
  • The ability to create a member profile to be displayed on the Festival Members page of the Folk Music Ontario website
  • Inclusion in the Member Festival Listing page of the Folk Music Ontario website
  • Inclusion in the Festival Calendar on the Folk Music Ontario website
  • Posting/sharing of Facebook announcements of benefit to the wider community
  • Retweeting of your great tweets that help other Folk Music Ontario members
  • A listing in, and copies of, Folk Music Ontario’s annual brochure, Ontario Folk Festivals
  • Links to Folk Music Ontario’s magazine, Folk Prints, published twice a year (in spring and as a Conference Program issue in October)
  • Access to biweekly eNews for announcements of activities to the 1000+ record Folk Music Ontario database

Benefits:

  • Access to employee benefits programs through Folk Music Ontario’s membership in the Ottawa Festivals network
  • Discounted instrument insurance from Front Row Insurance — click here for a free quote
  • Extended free 3-month trial of Bandzoogle services and 15% discount on upgrade to paid plan — click here to get started
  • Voting privileges – YOU help to set Folk Music Ontario’s course by casting up to FIFTEEN votes when electing directors and approving big decisions at general meetings

Membership Rate

Festival* ($387.20 + HST) $437.54 CAD/year

*Must be a registered not-for-profit based in Ontario (documentation required) with a Board of Directors (list required) and have been in operation for two or more years.

Please contact Alka Sharma, Executive Director, at asharma@folkmusicontario.ca for more information about becoming a festival member of Folk Music Ontario.