Searchlight: Are you Canada's Best New Artist?

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CBC Music and CBC Radio One's On The Coast are partnering up to find the best local music acts to compete for the crown for this year's Searchlight contest. Whether you're a new band, a solo act, a duo, a combo, or a returning contender, make sure to submit your song on CBC Music before March 23

The winner will receive $20,000 in gear from Yamaha Canada Music, a gig at a major festival and more!

Not a musician but still want to participate? 
Help us select the winner by voting for your favourite artist in your region! This year you can vote for up to 10 acts a day in each region. That means you and your friends in bands can work together to help promote the local music scene and support each other, and can carry that support on to the national round. 

New this year: A panel of celebrity judges will help judge the national round, so we can balance the voice of the fans with an impartial jury of music experts.

For more information visit CBC Music. If you have any questions, email

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