The 2018 Canada’s Walk of Fame RBC Emerging Musician Program Is Open for Submissions

Provides musicians with the tools needed to take their careers to the next level

Now in its sixth year, the Canada’s Walk of Fame RBC Emerging Musician Program (formerly the Emerging Artist Music Mentorship Program) aims to give aspiring musicians the support required to take their careers to the next level. With an estimated value at over $100,000, this initiative is one of the country’s premiere support programs for up-and-coming artists.

Since launching in 2013, the RBC Emerging Musician Program has provided prize winners with private studio recording time at the prestigious Metalworks Studios, introductions to renowned artists, access to music industry influencers, exposure to audiences and media, as well as artist development and funding.

The program is now open for submissions. The deadline to apply is Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 11:59 pm E.T.

“We’re so proud of the RBC Emerging Musician Program and the impact it’s already had on the Canadian songwriters and musicians who have participated over the last five years,” said Jeffrey Latimer, CEO, Canada’s Walk of Fame in a release. “We’ve seen a steady increase in submissions year-over-year and in 2018 we’re especially excited to open the program up to residents of Quebec for the first time! Canada’s Walk of Fame is undergoing a transformation to build a broader national platform that allows Canadians across the country to benefit from programs such as the RBC Emerging Musician Program.”

Past Grand Prize winners include Ivory Hours, NEFE, and Taylor Kurta. 2017 winner Jaryd Stanley spoke about the impact the program had on his career.

“The money I received from the 2017 Grand Prize has allowed me to record and distribute music at major label quality studios, opportunities to perform live at top venues, and most importantly, time to create new music,” Stanley said.

Prizing Details

One Grand Prize consisting of:

  • A Twenty Thousand Dollar ($20,000 CAD) cash prize
  • Private studio recording time at Metalworks Studios
  • CWOF introduction to a minimum of one (1) established music artist
  • CWOF introductions to a minimum of two (2) music industry executives, which may include agents, managers, recording contract executives, and/or entertainment lawyers
  • Performance opportunities at CWOF events (to be determined by CWOF)
  • Music Industry Mentorship Sessions with:
    – A&R executives
    – An established recording artist
    – An experienced music industry agent or lawyer
  • Album cover artwork design
  • Invitation to attend the 2018 Inductee Press Conference (pending live Press Conference vs. Media Day)
  • 2 tickets to the 2018 20th Anniversary Celebration Event (includes Red Carpet, Pre-Show Reception, Broadcast Gala, Post-Show Reception)
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    Four additional Winners will also be chosen. Their prizes consist of:

  • A $6,000 CAD cash prize for one Second Prize Winner
  • A $4,000 CAD cash prize each for three Finalists
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    Each of the four additional Winners will also receive:

  • A performance opportunity at a CWOF event
  • Music Industry Mentorship Sessions with:
    – A&R executives
    – An established recording artist
    – An experienced music industry agent or lawyer