The hunt for Canada’s undiscovered musical talent has returned for another year. The entry phase of CBC Music’s Searchlight contest runs from January 14th until January 28th. Musicians from across the country can enter an original song for a chance to win the title of Searchlight 2020. The winner is chosen through a combination of public votes, a Canadian music industry panel, and celebrity judges and will be announced on March 5th, 2020.
Enter here: https://www.cbc.ca/1.
As part of the grand prize, the 2020 winner will take part in Canada’s premiere artist development program: the Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class. This includes a performance spot at the 2020 JUNO Master Class music industry showcase in Toronto and a trip to the 2021 JUNO Awards in Toronto where the winner will perform at JUNOfest.
The winner will also complete a five-day residency at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, with access to recording studios, professionals, and a historic instrument collection that spans more than 450 years of technology and innovation, in addition to a performance slot at this year’s CBC Music Festival at Toronto’s RBC Echo Beach.
For more information on how to enter, the prizing, key dates to remember and FAQ, please visit: CBCMusic.ca/searchlight
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.