Canada’s Walk of Fame has launched its sixth annual RBC sponsored Emerging Musician Program (formerly the Emerging Artist Music Mentorship Program) that offers a prize purse valued at more than $100,000.
The grand winner earns $20K in cash, a performance slot at one of this year’s TBA Walk of Fame gala events, and a package of goods and services that include studio time at Metalworks Studios, professional mentorship, music distribution, professional album graphic artwork design, and media enhancements.
Submissions will be accepted starting today through to end-of-day Sunday, July 15.
Four additional winners will also be chosen. Their prizes will include a cash prize of $6,000 for the Second Prize Winner, a cash prize of $4,000 each for three additional winners and a public performance opportunity at a Canada’s Walk of Fame event later this year.
All winners will also participate in private music industry career development mentorship sessions with A&R professionals, a music agent, and an established artist.
“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. “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.”
Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, Canada’s Walk of Fame programs include the RBC Emerging Musician Program, the Cineplex-sponsored Canada’s Walk of Fame Hometown Stars, presented by Cineplex, and a nationally televised broadcast.
The program has inducted 173 Canadians to date, with their stars having a permanent place of tribute on the streets of Toronto’s Entertainment District. For a complete list of Inductees along with more information visit: www.canadaswalkoffame.com