CBC Music, CBC Radio One and CBC Hamilton have partnered to bring you Searchlight: the hunt for Canada's best new artist.
The premise is simple: we're looking to showcase Canada's best musical talent, regardless of genre.
Here's how it works: from Feb. 4 to Feb. 14, musicians (including solo artists, duos and groups of any genre) can head to cbcmusic.ca/searchlight and enter the contest by creating an artist profile on CBC Music, selecting one original song to represent them in the contest and agreeing to the contest rules and regulations/consent form.
Then from Feb. 4 to March 8, people who enter the competition will compete for online votes for their song against other artists from Hamilton. From March 11 to April 12, finalists from all over Canada will go on to compete in a national vote for the grand prize winner of the contest.
The national grand prize winner will receive $20,000 in music equipment from Yamaha, an opening act slot on a high-profile music showcase in Toronto (including transportation and accommodations) and an audio/video session that will be featured on CBC Music.
For more information, head over to cbcmusic.ca/searchlight. Good Luck!