Submissions For The Allan Slaight Juno Master Class Open
Canada’s leading artist development program is now accepting applications for the 2020/21 star-making class. Three artists will be selected to join 2020 CBC Music Searchlight winner, Shawnee.
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The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and Slaight Music has announced that submissions for the Allan Slaight Juno Master Class are now open. Now in its sixth year, Canada’s leading artist development program is renowned for offering emerging artists opportunities to hone their craft and further develop their music careers, including an intensive week of mentorship from notable Canadian music industry professionals and a trip to Toronto, ON to be a part of the 2021 Juno Awards.
The Allan Slaight Juno Master Class was co-developed in partnership with Canada’s Music Incubator at Coalition Music. Each year three artists are selected, and the experience aims to cultivate new talent through networking, collaboration opportunities, and curated mentorship. This year, the three artists will be joined by 2020 CBC Music Searchlight winner, Shawnee.
Interested artists can apply now at junomasterclass.ca. There are no fees associated with submissions and all eligibility requirements can be found here. To watch this year’s submissions video click here.
“We are very pleased with the feedback we are receiving from artists who have gone through the Allan Slaight Juno Master Class program,” said Gary Slaight, CEO and President, Slaight Communications. “My father Allan was a strong believer in providing mentorship and opportunities to those artists coming up in our business. This mentorship program provides the hands-on tools artists need for success in the music business today.”
“We are committed to the ongoing development of emerging talent from across our country and we are thrilled to bring back the Allan Slaight Juno Master Class for a sixth year,” said Allan Reid, President & CEO, CARAS/The Juno Awards, and MusiCounts. “It is our goal to ensure that this program delivers key mentorship opportunities that are second to none as we help these artists take their career to the next level.”
All submissions will be assessed by a panel of music industry professionals and narrowed down to ten finalists. Three artists will then be chosen by a Super Jury made up of key music industry leaders. The selected artists will be announced in Fall 2020.
All the artists will receive an all-inclusive trip to Toronto for a week of customized mentorship with Canada’s Music Incubator at Coalition Music, culminating in a music industry showcase night in Toronto. They will receive studio time at Slaight Music Recording Studios and a cash prize courtesy of Slaight Music.
Additionally, the artists will also attend the 50th Anniversary 2021 Juno Awards in Toronto, where they will participate in Juno Week events. One of the 2020/2021 artists will then be chosen to perform at the Juno Gala Dinner & Awards for the Canadian music industry.
Join CARAS and The Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) for an inside look at the program through a Zoom webinar June 16th from 1 pm - 2 pm ET with Ryan Warner from Canada’s Music Incubator, past participants Caveboy and 2020 Juno Awards nominees Neon Dreams, and moderated by Katy Venneri from CARAS. This webinar will provide an inside look at the benefits of the program, the mentorship week, and the positive impact it has had on past participants. Interested participants can register here.
The 2019/2020 Allan Slaight Juno Master Class artists included Afro-Pop and R&B artist AIZA, singer-songwriter Fintan, indie-folk singer Sam Lynch, and Afrofusion artist Shopé.