The deadline for submissions for the third annual Allan Slaight Juno Master Class is June 30. The artist development program will provide three emerging Canadian artists the tools needed to amplify their careers, potentially leading them to the Juno Awards stage.
The Master Class includes a week-long customized artist development program co-developed with Canada’s Music Incubator at Coalition Music in Toronto, followed by a music industry showcase. The three winners also receive a trip to the 2018 Juno Awards in Vancouver with a gig during Junofest; a docu-series capturing their journey, to run on JunoTV; and studio time at Slaight Music Recording Studios.
There are no fees associated with submissions; however, applications require a CARAS Academy Delegate endorsement. Apply at Junomasterclass.ca by June 30, 2017.
Canadian music industry notables leaders vote to determine the Top 10 artists. The three winners are then selected by a jury, which includes Award-winning artists Lights, Max Kerman (of Arkells), and Kardinal Offishall, producer Gavin Brown, Slaight Music’s Talent Development Coordinator, Ali Slaight, and CARAS/Juno Awards President and CEO Allan Reid. The winners are to be announced in August.
The 2018 Allan Slaight Juno Master Class is the third. The 2016 winners were Vancouver synth-rockers Derrival, Newfoundland pop-folk duo Fortunate Ones, and Winnipeg roots songsmith Slow Leaves (Grant Davidson). The 2017 victors were Vancouver indie-rockers Youngblood, Nova Scotia’s pop-electronic group Neon Dreams, and Winnipeg hip-hop ensemble The Lytics.