Entries Open for Slaight Music's 'It's Your Shot' Songwriting & Artist Development Competition

13 Indie weekSlaight Music has announced the launch of the It’s Your Shot songwriting and artist development competition. The contest, which is open to all musical genres, encourages Canadian artists to submit a song/and or video to for a chance to win a grand prize valued at $100,000 in total. The It’s Your Shot competition is one of the many initiatives put forth by Slaight Music, a company focused on discovering, developing, inspiring, and supporting Canadian recording artists.

Each year, Slaight Music partners with one of Canada’s record labels to support this initiative via a multi-platform digital EP release. The winning artist this year will receive recording, distribution,  radio promotion, publicity, and marketing support via Hidden Pony/Universal Music Canada, along with a professionally produced photo shoot, artist biography, and two music videos. Additionally, the winner will receive business mentoring, personalized development of their own artist brand, including website and social media platform and opportunities to perform live in 2018, including a show at Indie Week Canada in November 2018.

Past winners of It’s Your Shot include Indie Week alumni Liteyears and Jillea as well as Sam Drysdale, Kayla Diamond and 2016 winner Notifi.

The competition is open until March 15, 2018 with the winner being announced in May 2018.

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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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