The names are in, now it's time to get your votes in... The first round of Searchlight voting has begun!
Discover new artists in your community, and help one lucky act win career-boosting prizes. The winning artist will be featured in a CBC Music video session, paid to perform at a high-profile music showcase in Toronto, and will receive $20,000 in music equipment courtesy of Yamaha Canada Music.
You can vote for your favourite artist once per day. Round one of voting ends Feb. 24, 2013 at 9:59 p.m. PT. The Top 20 acts will be revealed on Feb. 25, 2013 at 6pm PT.*
Once you've voted, why not reward yourself, too? Enter for a chance to win $1000 in gear for yourself at cbcmusic.ca/gear