Attention Young Canadian Artists: There’s a New Competition That Could Mean $$$

I’ll just quote the highlights from the press release:

Canada’s Walk of Fame and National Premier Partner RBC today announced the launch of the inaugural Emerging Artist Mentorship Prize as part of the Canada’s Walk of Fame Emerging Artists Programs.  Inspired by last year’s hugely successful A Song for Canada Competition, the new initiative aims to inspire and support the next generation of gifted Canadian superstars. 


This year’s first annual Emerging Artist Mentorship Prize will focus on the world of music, calling all aspiring and talented musical superstars to visit for details on eligibility and submission requirements. 


Chosen by a selection committee and announced late spring 2013, the winner will receive: 
  • A cash prize of $25,000
  • Performance opportunities offering the winner the chance to perform at major venues and open for established artists
  • Twenty (20) hours of private studio time at Metalworks Studio with an appointed producer, periodically mentored by Rik Emmett and Gil Moore from Triumph
  • Ten (10) hours of studio time in The Tragically Hip’s private studio, mentored by Gord Sinclair
  • Introductions to agents, managers, music executives as well as entertainment lawyers
  • Value of the prize approximately $100,000.00 CAD

There’s more.  Get it all here.


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

2 thoughts on “Attention Young Canadian Artists: There’s a New Competition That Could Mean $$$

  • October 17, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    So sad to see Canadian artists following the direction of the Americans to express their art by having to compete in a fame competition. I don't recall Triumph, Tragically Hip, Rush, Bryan Adams, Nickelback and countless other respected musicians having to enter a fame competition in order to kickstart their careers.
    Instead of promoting live music venues as the ideal place to see emerging artists it has become the trend to put up prize money for fame seekers looking for a short cut in the music industry and if it looks good on tv then couch potatoes will buy your music and support your concerts.
    Its no wonder mainstream music has become a generation of recycled sound a-likes forgotten shortly afterwards.
    Long Live Die Antwoord.

  • October 17, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    Liked your comment until you mentioned the zef crew…


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