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CM’s Andrew King Among the Industry Judges for CBC Searchlight 2017

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Searchlight-Promo-FB or TwitterCBC Music has announced the industry panel for Searchlight 2017 and it include none other than Canadian Musician’s own Editor-in-Chief, Andrew King, alongside a host of prominent personalities from around the Canadian music scene and industry. Through the Searchlight contest, CBC Music is searching for “Canada’s next great music act,” and submissions are currently being accepted until Feb. 7, 2017.

The industry panel for Searchlight 2017 is comprised of top artists, music producers and radio hosts, as well as other music industry professionals in A&R, artist management, music publishing, concert promotion, music journalism, publicity and music festival production. Our panelists will be grading the submissions that make it to the regional finals to help determine the 23 winners who will advance to the national round. Meet the judges who are on this year’s panel, listed below in alphabetical order according to their first names.


CCMA Discovery Program Submissions Deadline Extended to Jan. 31

Friday, January 20th, 2017

CCMA_Discovery_Logo_2014_CS_3The deadline for submissions for the 2017 CCMA Discovery Program has been EXTENDED to Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. ET.

The 2017 CCMA Discovery Program will see six jury-selected finalists flown to Toronto for Music Industry Discovery Week this spring, where they’ll learn in-depth about the music business, meet key players in the industry, perform at an exclusive showcase, and so much more. Each finalist will also be paired with an established Canadian country artist for a mentorship opportunity, in addition to performing at the CCMA Discovery Showcase, an official PotashCorp Country Music Week event. One finalist will be presented with the 2017 CCMA Discovery Award at the CCMA Gala Dinner & Awards, as part of PotashCorp Country Music Week 2017 in Saskatoon.


CBC Music’s Searchlight 2017 Contest Submissions Open Today

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

2016 Searchlight winner Desiree Dawson performing on CBC TV [Screengrab: YouTube/CBC Music]

2016 Searchlight winner Desiree Dawson performing on CBC TV [Screengrab: YouTube/CBC Music]

CBC Music’s annual contest to find Canada’s next big music act kicks-off today, Jan. 17, 2017. Submissions for Searchlight 2017 are officially open, with the deadline for entry being Feb. 7, 2017. Musicians of all types, including solo artists, duos, and groups from all genres are encouraged to enter via

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.


Submissions Open for 2017 CCMA Discovery Program

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

CCMA_Discovery_Logo_2014_CS_3Submissions are now open for The 2017 Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Discovery Program. The program was formed to provide Canadian country music artists with career opportunities and build music industry connections.

The 2017 initiative includes the following opportunities:


Win a Trip to the 2017 JUNO Week & Awards with the ‘Yamaha Keys to the JUNOs’ Contest

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

2017_junos_banner_enternowEnter to win a trip to the 2017 JUNO  Awards Broadcast in Ottawa

Are you a performer or in a band, and have a cool new song that you want to share with the world? If your answer is yes, you could win a trip to the 2017 JUNO Awards Broadcast in Ottawa, Ontario!

What can you win?

Yamaha Keys to the Junos 2017 is finally here! Enter to win $20,000 in gear, a trip to Ottawa to see the Junos live broadcast, and much more.


Register for CM’s Free ‘Demystifying Music Publishing’ Webinar

Friday, January 6th, 2017

Demystifying2The latest in Canadian Musician’s series of free, career-building webinars for musicians and music industry professionals has been scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 26 from 7-8 p.m. EST and the topic will be Demystifying Music Publishing.

What is a music publisher? How do songwriters land publishing deals? What kinds of opportunities and revenue streams can music publishing open up for you?


Nominations Welcome for 2017 Live Music Industry Awards

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016
The Swears perform at the 2016 LMIAs

The Swears perform at the 2016 LMIAs

Canadian Music Week (CMW) 2017 and Music Canada Live have announced details for the second annual Live Music Industry Awards and are currently welcoming nominations.

The event will take place from 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19 during CMW 2017 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel and celebrate the best of the live music business sector.


IMSTA Launches Anonymous Survey on Music Software Piracy

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

IMSTA bannerThe International Music Software Trade Association (IMSTA) has launched an anonymous Piracy Survey, which is conducted each year with just 16 questions – it has been taken every year since 2008. This survey helps to evaluate the changes in behavior and attitudes with regards to Piracy and illegal downloading of music software. Piracy is a significant problem for the software industry. IMSTA is asking musicians and audio professionals, semi-pros, and hobbyists to take five minutes to help the music making industry by taking this survey.

Click to take survey.

Take survey by December 30th, 2016 and you could win an essential tool for your studio.

Enter CM’s SUM 41 ’13 Voices’ Sweepstakes to Win Autographed CD & More

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Sum 41 sweeps bannerHere’s your chance to win an AUTOGRAPHED copy of 13 Voices, the latest release from SUM 41. Enter to win their CD and a copy of Canadian Musician magazine in which our cover boys sat down with Adam Kovac to chat about “Making the Most out of Second Chances”.

We’re excited about our latest issue of Canadian Musician magazine and very excited about the prize we have for SUM 41 fans


Enter CM’s Ultimate Yamaha Guitar Gear Giveaway for Chance to Win a New Guitar & Amp

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Yamaha guitar sweeps banner

Canadian Musician magazine has partnered with Yamaha Canada Music for the Ultimate Guitar Gear Giveaway. That’s Right! We’re giving away three (3) Yamaha Revstar Guitars and three (3) Yamaha THR amps to three (3) lucky winners!


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