b. 1984 - Columbus, OH. Incentive is the recording name for James Osborne, an electronic music producer from Canton, Ohio. His music is typically described by listeners as post-industrial, technoid, and idm. Osborne started releasing music online as Incentive in 2003 via social media sites at the time. His first official release, the digital hardcore/noise inspired “no justice, no peace,” was released on his own netlabel Dystopiaq in 2009. He has since transitioned into more minimalist territory, yet retains the dark and heavy sound of his original material.