CBC Music’s Searchlight 2017 Contest Submissions Open TodayTuesday, January 17th, 2017
Similar to last year, the competition will come to life on CBC, as the top four finalists compete on a live broadcast for the Searchlight title.
New for this year, the grand prize winner will also receive an original song commission for Canada’s 150 celebration and a two-week song writing residency with a celebrity mentor from the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. The winner will have the opportunity to debut the song at the 2017 CBC Music Festival in Toronto, followed by a Searchlight concert with the other top four finalists on July 2, 2017 in Ottawa as part of the National Arts Centre’s concert series.
Additional prizing includes a Canadian Musician Magazine Career Booster package, valued at over $25,000, provided by media partner Canadian Musician magazine. For more information about what this package includes visit: www.canadianmusicia.com/careerbooster.
To enter, all applicants must submit a video of themselves performing one original song, as well as one high-quality MP3 before the deadline date. More information and contest guidelines can be found at cbcmusic.ca/searchlight. A video that highlights what entrants can expect is available at https://youtu.be/1W33OajKQHA.