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Apply Now for ‘Breaking Bands,’ A One-of-a-Kind Contest

Thursday, June 5th, 2014
The Wallflowers performing at Big Music Fest 2013.

The Wallflowers performing at Big Music Fest 2013.

Submissions are now being accepted for Breaking Bands, an Ontario-wide band search dedicated to finding and breaking the best emerging talent in the province. The winning band’s prize will culminate in a performance at Big Music Fest 2015 in Kitchener, ON, but there is much more than that in the year prior to the festival.

Mark Higgins, president and owner of Big Music Fest (whose headliners this year include Aerosmith, Bryan Adams, Slash, Moist, Styx, Big Wreck, and more), says he knew that the opportunity to perform with the biggest recording acts in the world could be the vehicle to break a bands career. Higgins wanted something different for the winning band, so along with mentorship, touring opportunities, and other prizes, the winning band will be filmed for a year leading up to their main stage performance at Big Music Fest 2015. The filming will cover rehearsals, studio time, and live performances with a lot of “life in a band” thrown in. The finished documentary will be used as a promotional tool for the band to shop to industry professionals.

The Breaking Bands auditions will take place on the opening night of Big Music Fest 2014 in front of a live audience and admission is free. The deadline to apply is midnight of June 20, 2014.

For more information on prizes, criteria, and how to apply, go to Canadian Musician magazine is a proud sponsor of Breaking Bands.

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