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Submissions for CBC Music’s 2020 Searchlight Contest are Now Open

CBC Music’s Searchlight contest, the hunt for Canada’s undiscovered musical talent has returned.

Anytime until January 28, Canadians from coast-to-coast-to-coast can enter an original song for a chance to win the title of Searchlight 2020, decided through a combination of public votes, a Canadian music industry panel and our celebrity judges. The winner will be announced on March 5, 2020.

Enter here:

As part of the grand prize, the 2020 winner will take part in Canada’s premiere artist development program: the Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class. This includes a performance spot at the 2020 JUNO Master Class music industry showcase in Toronto, and a trip to the 2021 JUNO Awards in Toronto where the winner will perform at JUNOfest.  

The winner will also complete a five day residency at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, with access to recording studios, professionals, and a historic instrument collection that spans more than 450 years of technology and innovation, in addition to a performance slot at this year’s CBC Music Festival at Toronto’s RBC Echo Beach.  

For more information on how to enter, the prizing, key dates to remember and FAQ, please visit:

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