CALLING ALL CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC ARTISTS!
New CCMA Discovery Program Launches
The Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) announced today the introduction of the CCMA Discovery Program.
This exciting new initiative was created by the CCMA as part of its
current mandate to educate and support Canadian country music artists in
pursuit of a career in country music.
This new CCMA Discovery Program will replace the traditional CCMA New Artist Showcase program effective immediately.
The CCMA Discovery Program includes the following opportunities in 2013 for six (6) jury-selected Canadian acts:
1. Music Industry Discovery Week
2. Mentorship Program
3. Country Music Week Discovery Showcase
4. CCMA Discovery Award Program
Music Industry Discovery Week:
The six (6) selected acts will be
flown to Toronto for a week (June 16 to 21) to discover more about the
music business and artist development through a wide range of
opportunities. Plans for these five intensive days include: industry-led
information sessions, branding and media training, media interviews,
and the opportunity to perform at a private industry showcase.
The CCMA will be linking each selected act with
an established Canadian act for mentorship purposes. This program will
officially start following the Music Industry Discovery Week and
continue through Country Music Week in Edmonton.
Country Music Week Discovery Showcase:
Taking the traditional CCMA
New Artist Showcase spot on the Thursday night schedule during Country
Music Week, this three hour show will put the spotlight on the six
selected acts. With a full concert production, backed by a house band,
each act will have the opportunity to perform in front of the music
industry and fans alike.
CCMA Discovery Award Winner:
During Country Music Week, one
exceptional CCMA Discovery Program act will be selected by an industry
jury to receive the “CCMA Discovery Award” at the CCMA Gala Dinner &
Awards. The CCMA Discovery Award winner will also receive music video
funding (courtesy of CMT), an Epiphone DR 500MCE guitar (courtesy of
Gibson), cash (courtesy of Galaxie), and other industry related prizing.
Further information regarding the CCMA Discovery Program is available online at www.ccma.org/discovery/index.cfm
The deadline for submissions to the CCMA Discovery Program 2013 is Monday, April 22, 2013 at 12:00pm EST.