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2016 CCMA Discovery Program Accepting Artist Submissions

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016
2015 CCMA Discovery Program finalists

2015 CCMA Discovery Program finalists

The 2016 CCMA Discovery Program, a national initiative launched four years ago  to support Canadian country music artists, is now accepting artist submissions until. The program provides educational, mentorship, networking, and exposure opportunities within the country genre.

The 2016 CCMA Discovery Program will include the following components: Music Industry Discovery Week; mentorship; Country Music Week Discovery Showcase; and CCMA Discovery Award.

Music Industry Discovery Week: The six (6) selected acts (finalists) will be flown to Toronto for a week (April 24 – 29, 2016) to learn, in-depth, about the music business and artist development; including: industry-led information sessions, branding and media training, media interviews and the opportunity to perform at a private industry showcase.

Mentorship: The CCMA will pair each of the selected acts (finalists) with an established Canadian act for mentorship purposes. This connection will be made following Music Industry Discovery Week and prior to Country Music Week 2016 in London, ON.

Country Music Week Discovery Showcase: This three-hour showcase (formerly known as the CCMA New Artist Showcase) spotlights the six selected acts (finalists) during Canada’s largest recognized celebration of country music (Country Music Week) and is an official CCMA-sanctioned event. With full concert production, and backed by a house band, each act will have the opportunity to perform in front of the music industry and fans alike.

CCMA Discovery Award Winner: During Country Music Week, one exceptional CCMA Discovery Program act (finalist) will be selected by an industry jury to receive the CCMA Discovery Award at the CCMA Gala Dinner & Awards. The award winner will also receive industry-related prizing.

Submissions will be accepted for the 2016 CCMA Discovery Program until Friday, January 22, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. ET. Interested applicants are invited to submit a high resolution headshot, two MP3 song files and a 50-word bio.

CLICK HERE to apply.


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