CBC Music’s annual Searchlight competition officially open for submissions as of today and will remain open until January 29. Musicians of all genres are encouraged to enter at CBC.ca/searchlight.
The SEARCHLIGHT winner will earn a place in Canada’s premiere artist development program: the Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class which includes a performance spot at the 2019 JUNO Master Class music industry showcase in Toronto, a trip to the 2020 JUNO Awards and a performance during JUNO Week. The grand prize winner will also take part in a one week residency at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, in Calgary with access to recording studios, professionals, and a historic instrument collection that spans over 450 years of technology and innovation, as well as a performance slot at this year’s CBC Music Festival at Toronto’s Echo Beach.
Searchlight 2019 Key Dates:
The Submission Period starts on Tuesday Jan. 15 at 12:01am ET and ends Tuesday Jan. 29 at 2:59pm ET.
Round 1: Voting begins on all eligible songs on Tuesday February 5 at 3:00pm ET and ends Thursday, February 14 at 2:59pm ET.
Round 2: Voting begins on Top 100 on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 3:00pm ET and ends on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 2:59pm ET.
Round 3: Judges vote on the Top 10 begins on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 3:00pm ET and ends on Tuesday, March 5 at 2:59pm ET.
FINAL: the Grand Prize Winner announced on q Thursday March 7 at 10:00am ET
I’m Tara and I’m a graphic designer from Newfoundland. I am very fortunate to live in a city where there is a ton of amazing musicians. I’ve grown very fond of the local music scene in St. John’s and some of my favorite bands are ones I’ve met through going to local shows.