CBC Music's 2020 Searchlight Competition Now Open to Submissions

Starting today until January 28, Canadian musicians from coast-to-coast-to-coast can enter CBC Music's Searchlight competition. By entering an original song, they have a chance to win the title of Searchlight 2020, decided through a combination of public votes, a Canadian music industry panel, and CBC Music's 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 the Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class career development program. 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, go to

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Michael Raine is the Editor-in-Chief at Canadian Musician and Canadian Music Trade magazines. He also hosts the Canadian Musician Podcast.
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