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Applications Open for Stingray Rising Star Award for Female Hip-Hop, Reggae, R&B & Soul Artists

Thursday, July 26th, 2018

news_img_17645.t1532025718The Stingray Rising Stars Award is sponsored by Stingray Music and celebrates emerging Canadian artists. This prize will shine a spotlight on female Hip Hop, Rap, Reggae, R&B, and Soul creators. This opportunity is for those who write, produce and/or perform music within those genres or related sub-genres.

One winner will receive $2,000 to create and produce a music video.

Deadline for submissions is Wednesday, August 15, 2018. 

Applications will be reviewed and assessed by an independent talent committee, and successful applicants will be notified in late August 2018.


– Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada residing in Canada

– Submission must have both original lyrics and music

– Must be an emerging artist, duo, or group as defined by the following:

– Not previously nominated for any major (national or international) awards

– Must have a body of past recorded work comprising of one to three officially released independent recordings (album or EP) commercially available through iTunes, Amazon or similar distribution services

– Must not have previously been the recipient of a STINGRAY RISING STARS award

– Must plan to continue recording in the near future

– Must be a professional artist (someone who has developed skills through training and/or practice and who is recognized as such by artists working in the same artistic tradition and has a history of public presentation or publication)

– Preference is given to broadcast quality recordings

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