Submissions Open for CBC Music's 2020 Searchlight Contest

CBC Music's annual Searchlight contest has returned for 2020. Frorm now until January 28th, Canadians 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 CBC's celebrity judges. The winner will be announced on March 5, 2020.

Enter at:

As part of the grand prize, the 2020 winner will take part in the Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class artist 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 during JUNOfest.

The winner will also complete a five-day residency at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, with access to recording studios, professional advice, 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, and an FAQ, visit:

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Andrew King is the Editor-in-Chief at Canadian Musician. He is also a co-host of Canadian Musician Radio and NWC Webinars’ series of free music and entertainment industry webinars.
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