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Radio Star National Talent Search Underway

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Radio Star National Talent Search (formerly the Radio Star National Songwriting Competition) is now underway. Through December 16th, Canada’s emerging new artists can submit their songs at for a chance to win $10,000 in cash plus thousands worth in music equipment, services and more.

For more than 18 years, the competition – sponsored by Astral Radio and presented in association with Canadian Music Week – has been providing an exceptional opportunity to Canadian artists to be discovered by radio programmers, music publishers, industry executives, and audiences alike across Canada.  The contest expands this year to include performing musicians in all genres while giving the public the opportunity to listen to and cast a vote for every single entry at along the way. The top 50 bands will then move on to the finals, where the Grand Prize winner will take the title of Radio Star and collect their rewards.

Interested participants should tune into the following radio stations for further information:

Virgin Radio 95.3 FM - Vancouver, BC
CJAY 92 FM - Calgary, AB
100.3 FM The Bear - Edmonton, AB
Big Dog 92.7 FM - Regina, SK
HOT 103 FM - Winnipeg, MB
Virgin Radio 99.9 FM -  Toronto, ON
The Bear 106.9 FM - Ottawa, ON
Virgin Radio 96 FM  - Montréal, QC
Q104 FM - Halifax, NS
Big John 98.9 FM - Saint John, NB
Hits 99.1 FM  - St. John’s, NL

Full contest details, including prizes, entry process, etc. are available at

Canadian Radio Star would not be possible without the following sponsors: Astral Radio; Canadian Music Week; Canadian Musician; Canadian Music Publishers Association; D’Addario; dB Promotions & Publicity Inc.; DMDS; Epiphone Guitars, Fairmont Royal York; Levy’s Leathers Limited; Metalworks; Music NL; Music Nova Scotia; Neumann; Planet Waves; RDR Music Group; SOCAN; Songwriters Association of Canada; Sennheiser; The SOCAN Foundation; Tascam; UDRUM, Yamaha.