Afternoon Drive | Feb 4, 2013 | 6:26

C-B-C Music is looking for the best new artist in Canada. We'll get all the contest details.

Whether you rock the mic... or are king of the banjo... listen up! Today, we're launching a new music contest in cooperation with C-B-C Music. It's called "Searchlight: the hunt for Canada's best new artist." The competition begins with a regional round hosted by The Bridge. And C-B-C Music's Grant Lawrence is here to tell us more.

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