Canadian music champions, Slaight Music, have announced submission details for the 2018 edition of the “It’s Your Shot” songwriting competition.
Beginning in 2011, “It’s Your Shot” awards a grand prize totalling $100,000 to developing Canadian songwriters of every genre. In 2018, the winner will also receive recording, distribution, radio promotion, publicity, marketing support (through Hidden Pony/Universal Music Canada), along with a professionally produced photo shoot, artist biography and two music videos.
Past winners of “It’s Your Shot” include London, ON’s, Liz Coyles, Quispamsis, NB’s Jillea, Guelph, ON’s Sam Drysdale and Toronto’s Kayla Diamond.
Interested artists are encouraged to visit www.itsyourshot.ca starting December 15 to submit their song or video for consideration. Submissions will be accepted up to March 15, with the winner scheduled to be announced in May 2018.
Born and raised with thoughts and aspirations of becoming a famous bassist in Sarnia, ON; Emily Plunkett now lives in Gatineau, QC, and considers National Capital Region home sweet home. A product of the Beatles, MuchMusic and the Southwestern Ontario summer festival circuit (circa 2000), her interest and love in concert photography came almost completely by accident when her journalism program at Algonquin College required courses in photojournalism (and she quickly realized that photos taken at concerts using a DSLR are enormously better than ones she was taking on a point-and-shoot she bought for a trip to England). She is extremely proud of the fact she has seen Sloan in some form or another 25 times.