Music Industry

Musicians: Apply for the Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class

Musicians can now apply for the third annual Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class. Three emerging Canadian artists will be given the tools needed to amplify their careers with unique opportunities and lead them on a path to the JUNO Award stage. This Master Class includes a weeklong customized artist development program co-created by Canada’s Music Incubator at Coalition Music.

Musicians interested in participating in the 2018 Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class can apply at before June 30. There are no fees attached to applications, however submissions require a CARAS Academy Delegate endorsement.

You can check out the 2018 submissions videos here.

The Top 10 artists will be determined by a vote from a panel of Canadian music industry leaders, including representatives from major and independent music labels, publishers, agents, managers, and media partners. This panel will be announced in August.

From the top 10, three winners will be chosen by the 2018 Super Jury. Sitting on the jury is Lights, the Arkells’ Max Kerman, Kardinal Offishall, producer Gavin Brown, and President and CEO of CARAS/The JUNO Awards and MusiCounts Allan Reid.

The three winners, who will be announced in September 2017, will receive hands-on mentoring, education, and skills training, development, and networking and collaboration opportunities. These musicians will also receive a week-long all-inclusive trip to Toronto for an intensive mentorship week with Canada’s Music Incubator at Coalition Music, culminating with a music industry showcase night in Toronto. Additionally, musicians receive a trip to the 2018 JUNO Awards in Vancouver, including tickets to JUNO Week events and a showcase opportunity during JUNOfest, a documentary-series capturing their journey to run on, and studio time at Slaight Music Recording Studios.

This program acts as a bridge between two key pillars of CARAS; music education through MusiCounts and the celebration and promotion of music excellence through the JUNO Awards. Winners of the 2017 contest include Vancouver-based indie-rock group Youngblood, Nova Scotia’s pop-electronic group Neon Dreams, and Winnipeg hip hop ensemble The Lytics.

Check out here to watch the 2017 Master Class wrap up video.

For more information, check out the website.

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