CBC MUSIC’S ANNUAL HUNT FOR CANADA’S NEXT UNDISCOVERED TALENT IS BACK FOR 2021!

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    ARE YOU THE NEXT SEARCHLIGHT WINNER?

    CBC MUSIC’S ANNUAL HUNT FOR CANADA’S NEXT UNDISCOVERED TALENT IS BACK FOR 2021!

    If you’re an ambitious Canadian musician with a great original song, our Toyota Searchlight 2021 prize package will provide you with incredible opportunities to take your career to the next level of songwriting, album production, marketing, networking and live performance.

    Check your incredible list of prizes below.

    Are you a Canadian musician waiting to be discovered? CBC Music’s Toyota Searchlight is back and on the hunt for Canada’s undiscovered musical talent.

    PRIZES

    THE GRAND PRIZE
    ALLAN SLAIGHT JUNO MASTER CLASS:
    As the Grand prize Winner, you will have earned your spot in Canada’s premier talent development program — the Allan Slaight Juno Master Class in the fall of 2021 — for a week in Toronto or virtual equivalent, surrounded by the music industry’s best plus a trip to Canada’s national music awards in 2022.

    This prize includes:
    – Return airfare for up to four band members to Toronto to attend the Master Class, hotel accommodations, and a per diem. All travel and accommodation will be pending government COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions.
    – A performance spot at a music industry showcase night in Toronto. Dates and location TBA, pending government COVID19 guidelines and restrictions.
    – A trip to the biggest award show in the canadian music industry in 2022 (dates TBA), including accommodation and return airfare pending government COVID19 guidelines and restrictions.

    A RECORDING RESIDENCY AT THE NATIONAL MUSIC CENTRE IN CALGARY:
    Studio time is expensive, but if you win Toyota Searchlight, you’ll spend five days in Calgary at the National Music Centre’s Studio Bell, where you will be given access to more than 300 musical instruments, a recording studio and a recording engineer to create your next album.

    This prize includes:
    – A five-day residency at National Music Centre (NMC) in Calgary, Alberta for one artist / a group of up to four musicians.
    – Access to the NMC’s recording facilities for up to 10 hours each day, including access to an engineer, a technical assistant, and to the NMC’s vast collection of musical instruments.
    – Return airfare and accommodation.
    – Residency must be initiated by Nov. 30, 2021.

    PLAY MPE GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION PACKAGE
    – The Grand Prize winner of Toyota Searchlight will receive a curated full-service global music promotion distribution campaign for one release (single or album) by the most widely used secure digital distribution system in the music industry.

    This prize includes:
    – Single or album distribution across all territories to radio programmers, music curators, media, bloggers, music supervisors, and more.
    – A dedicated email blast to Play MPE’s global marketing email lists sent to over 39,000 music industry professionals (record labels, music promoters, radio programmers, music curators etc.)
    – A feature blog post on Play MPE Book.
    – An interview with David G. on Play MPE’s YouTube channel.
    – A post across all Play MPE social media channels promoting the winner and their release.

    CBC TV / RADIO / DIGITAL FEATURE ON YOUR SONG / BAND:
    Your winning song and your story will be turned into a dynamic Toyota Searchlight feature hosted by CBC Music Top 20 host music Grant Lawrence which will air nationally on CBC Television, CBC Radio One, CBC Music, and on digital platforms.

    TOYOTA SEARCHLIGHT PRIZE PACK COURTESY OF TOYOTA CANADA:
    – $2,500 worth of recording studio time at the studio of the performer’s choice provided by Toyota.
    – $2,500 worth of musical equipment/instruments provided by Toyota in partnership with Yamaha Music.

    FOUR RUNNERS UP WILL EACH WIN
    PLAY MPE GLOBAL MUSIC PROMOTION DISTRIBUTION PACKAGE:
    Two promo distribution packages for each runner-up to promote your single to be used within 1 year of winning.

    TOYOTA SEARCHLIGHT PRIZE PACK COURTESY OF TOYOTA CANADA:
    – $1,000 worth of recording studio time at the studio of the performer’s choice provided by Toyota.
    – $500 worth of musical equipment/instruments provided by Toyota in partnership with Yamaha Music.
    – $500 Sync Licensing Fee for a 1-year license for Searchlight promotion across CBC and Sponsor channels provided by Toyota.

    The Submission Period starts on Monday, April 19 at 9:00 am ET and ends Tuesday, May 3 at 3:00 pm ET.

    Round 1:
    Voting begins on all eligible songs on Tuesday, May 11 at 3:00 pm ET and ends Thursday, May 20 at 3:00 pm ET.

    Round 2:
    Top 100 revealed and voting begins on Top 100 Tuesday, June 1, 3:00 pm ET and ends on Tuesday, June 8 at 3:00 pm ET.

    Round 3:
    Top Ten revealed on Tuesday, June 15 at 3:00 pm ET.

    FINAL: Judges reveal Grand Prize Winner and four Runners-Up on Tuesday, June 22 at 9:00 am ET.

    ENTER NOW

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    NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE
    We sincerely thank everyone for their submissions
    but only those talent selected for an audition will be contacted.

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