Here’s a chance for emerging Canadian musicians to win some paying music gigs this summer.

[An opportunity outlined by correspondent Elisa F.G. – AC]

You! Yes you, the one who wrote a thousand songs during the pandemic then got called back to the office after and forgot all about your secret stash of hits, the wad of napkin lyrics and the six hundred dollar mic you bought. Duty called, you had to ditch the creative process and heigh-ho yourself back to work. Yeah, you! Keep reading.

“What does being independent mean to you?” That’s the question to ask yourself and if you come up with a decent enough answer you may be able to catapult yourself into a record deal, bypass all shoulda-woulda-couldas and become the musician…nay indie artist, you always knew you could be.

Independent advertising agency FUSE Create and Canada’s Music Incubator (CMI) are on the hunt for two local indie musicians to perform at their summer concert series.

You! Don’t bashfully click away from this article and tell yourself to “dream on, chump.” Seriously, what does being independent mean to you? If you can answer that before August 1st, all bets are off.

Selected musicians will receive $1,000 along with three, 60-minute, one-on-one mentorship meetings with CMI professionals that will help identify their needs and set career goals.

In celebration of 20 years as an indie advertising agency FUSE wanted to give back to the indie music community by busting open a couple of doors for anyone who can answer that question. A bit of a Cinderella story sure but some of the best stories are! The deadline for artists to apply is August 1st, enough time to come up with an answer or enough time to talk yourself out of it? Either way, we support you.

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.

Alan Cross has 38536 posts and counting. See all posts by Alan Cross

Let us know what you think!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.