The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and Slaight Music have announced the winners of this year’s Allan Slaight Juno Master Class: Haviah Mighty, Port Cities and smrtdeath. The winners, selected by a “super-jury” of music industry leaders, will receive support from Canada’s premier artist development program allowing them to transform their careers with crucial tools and invaluable experiences.
2018/2019 Allan Slaight Juno Master Class winners:
- Haviah Mighty – Brampton, Ont.
- Port Cities – Cape Breton, N.S.
- smrtdeath – Winnipeg, Man.
This year’s winners were selected by a super-jury, including industry leaders Derrick Ross (President, Slaight Music), Erik Hoffman (President - Toronto, Live Nation), Gavin Brown (Producer, Golden Goes Platinum), Jordan Evans (Producer, Golden Child Recordings), Meg Symsyk, (Vice President, International Marketing & Management, Entertainment One) and Allan Reid (President & CEO, CARAS/The Juno Awards & MusiCounts).
“We are excited to announce this diverse group of winners as the next generation of Canadian musical talent,” said Derrick Ross. “We look forward to watching the growth of these talented artists and the opportunities the Allan Slaight Juno Master Class has in store.”
The winning acts receive an all-inclusive trip to Toronto for an intensive mentorship week hosted by Canada’s Music Incubator at Coalition Music with industry leaders and Canadian artists. This will conclude with a music industry showcase night in Toronto. Additionally, the winners will receive a trip to the 2019 Juno Awards in London, Ont., that includes transportation, hotel, complete access to Juno Week events, and a performance slot at Junofest Presented by CBC Music; a two-day music festival during Juno Week. One artist will be selected to perform in front of over 1,200 music industry elite at the Juno Gala Dinner & Awards. The winners will be featured in exclusive content that will run on JunoTV.ca, as well as receiving studio time at Slaight Music Recording Studios.
Partners of the 2018/2019 Allan Slaight Juno Master Class are Slaight Music, and Canada’s Music Incubator at Coalition Music.