RBC Emerging Artist Music Mentorship Prize

Canada’s Walk of Fame and National Premier Partner RBC launch the inaugural RBC Emerging Artist Music Mentorship Prize, as part of the Canada’s Walk of Fame Emerging Artists Programs. This new initiative aims to inspire and support the next generation of gifted Canadian superstars, giving them the opportunities to showcase their talent and be inspired along the way.

This year’s first annual RBC Emerging Artist Music Mentorship Prize will focus on the world of music, calling on all aspiring and talented musical superstars to sign up below and submit a video or audio file of a musical or vocal performance.

The Grand Prize Winner of the 2013 RBC Emerging Artist Music Mentorship Prize will receive:

  • $25,000 CDN Cash Prize
  • Introduction to agents, managers, music executives as well as entertainment lawyers
  • Performance opportunities at major venues and to be the opening act for an established artist
  • Twenty (20) hours of private studio time at Metalworks Studio with an appointed producer, periodically mentored by the talented Rik Emmett and Gil Moore from Triumph 
  • Ten (10) hours of studio time in The Tragically Hip’s private studio mentored by Gord Sinclair

Six additional prizes will be awarded:

  • A Second Place cash prize of $5,000 CDN
  • Five additional finalist cash prizes of $1,000 CDN
  • Performance opportunities to play at Canada’s Walk of Fame events

The approximate value of the Prizing in total is $100,000.00 CDN.

Deadline for submissions is April 30, 2013. To be eligible for this year’s RBC Emerging Artist Music Mentorship Prize, an accredited school or institution must sponsor the candidate.

To qualify:

  • Candidates must be currently enrolled in an accredited school or institution within Canada
  • The nomination must come from an administrator at the school in which the candidate is currently enrolled
  • Candidates must submit a maximum 60-second video or audio file, of a musical or vocal performance via YouTube in one of the following formats: WebM files,. MPEG4, 3GPP, MOV files, .AVI,. MPEGPS, .WMV, .FLV.
  • Anyone under the age of 18 must have consent by a parent or legal guardian in order to participate, should they be selected.

Click for the submission form

Click for the official competition rules



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