Submissions for the 2024 Canada’s Walk of Fame RBC Emerging Musician Program open June 3!

Submissions for the 2023 Canada’s Walk of Fame RBC Emerging Musician Program are now closed. Winners will be announced later this fall.
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Winners have been announced for the 2022 Canada’s Walk of Fame RBC Emerging Musician Program!

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About The Contest

Are you ready to take the stage and make your mark on the music industry? Canada’s Walk of Fame presents the RBC Emerging Musician Program, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for young and talented musicians across the country.

Now in its 12th year, the program seeks talented solo artists and groups who are eager to advance their careers. Five winners will be selected to receive a comprehensive support package that includes mentorship from industry experts, performance opportunities, video production services, and travel allowances.

Eligible candidates are Canadian artists aged 15-35 who are committed to pursuing a music career. Don’t miss your chance to be part of this exceptional group of artists and take your musical aspirations to the next level!

2024 Prizes

  • Cash Prizes (Grand Prize Winner: $20k, Second Prize Winner: $10k, Third Prize Winners (x3): $5k each)
  • In-Person or Virtual Mentorship with Canada’s Walk of Fame Inductee or Honouree (To be announced)
  • Mentorship opportunities with Music Industry Professionals
  • One Creative Workshop at ARTHAUS in Toronto
  • One Showcase Opportunity and one Festival Access Pass to Canadian Music Week 2025
  • One Showcase Opportunity at Festival du Voyageur 2025 in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • $2,000 of Financial Support for a Performance Video Produced in the Winner’s Hometown
  • Private Studio Recording Time at Metalworks Studios
  • Dedicated Artist Page on Canada’s Walk of Fame RBC Emerging Musician Program Website

How To Enter

It’s easy to enter! If you’re between 15 and 35 years old and you are an aspiring Canadian musician, visit the contest page between June 3 and July 14, 2024 and submit a video or audio file for your chance to win!

Please make sure to read the rules and regulations and to complete the whole contest form prior to submitting.

THE WINNER EXPERIENCE

As a winner of the Canada’s Walk of Fame RBC Emerging Musician Program, you will be given the keys to unlock your full potential and embark on an incredible journey towards realizing your musical dreams. Imagine receiving that extra financial boost to help you take your music to the next level, having the opportunity to perform on the different stages and receive valuable mentorship from industry leaders. These are just some of the countless opportunities that await you as a winner of this prestigious program.

With the support of the program, you will gain access to resources and experiences that will help you achieve your goals and build a sustainable career in music. You will be surrounded by a community of like-minded individuals who are all working towards a common goal: to make a meaningful impact in the music industry.

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THE WINNER EXPERIENCE

As a winner of the Canada’s Walk of Fame RBC Emerging Musician Program, you will be given the keys to unlock your full potential and embark on an incredible journey towards realizing your musical dreams. Imagine receiving that extra financial boost to help you take your music to the next level, having the opportunity to perform on different national stages and receiving valuable mentorship from industry leaders. These are just some of the countless opportunities that await you as a winner of this prestigious program.

With the support of the program, you will gain access to resources and experiences that will help you achieve your goals and build a sustainable music career. You will be surrounded by a community of like-minded individuals who are all working towards a common goal: to make a meaningful impact in the music industry.

2023 Winners

Josh Alexander

Grand Prize Winner

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Talltale

Second Prize Winner

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J3M

Finalist

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Murphy

Finalist

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Rachel Cousins

Finalist

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