Contest Info

The Canada’s Walk of Fame RBC Emerging Musician Program offers a unique opportunity for up-and-coming musicians to advance their careers. For 12 years, this program has supported five talented solo artists or groups from across the country annually.

Winners receive a comprehensive package that includes cash awards, industry mentorship, performance slots, video production support, and travel assistance, all designed to enhance their music and career development. Above and beyond its prizing, this program provides a platform for young musicians to gain exposure, showcase their talent, and connect with industry professionals who can guide their career paths.

Participants also benefit from being part of a community that continues to support its alumni with ongoing opportunities beyond their winning year. This engagement includes additional performance opportunities and continued access to a network of industry contacts.

The program is open to Canadian artists aged 15 to 35 who are driven to establish themselves in the music industry. Whether you are a solo performer or part of a group, if you possess the talent and determination, this program could be pivotal. Don’t miss your chance to elevate your musical career. Apply now for the Canada’s Walk of Fame RBC Emerging Musician Program and start making your mark in the music industry!


  • Cash Prizes (Grand Prize Winner: $20k, Second Prize Winner: $10k, Third Prize Winners (x3): $5,000 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 Live-Off-the-Floor 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, 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.


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Festival du Voyageur

Perform at Winnipeg’s Festival du Voyageur! This renowned festival, known for its celebration of Manitoba’s Francophone heritage and winter spirit, offers a dynamic platform for emerging artists to shine. It’s a fantastic opportunity for you to connect with new audiences and play your part in one of Canada’s most spirited cultural experiences.

Canadian Music Week

Fly to Toronto for Canadian Music Week where you’ll engage in industry seminars and perform at an iconic venue. This is your ticket to connect with music professionals and showcase your talents!

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Experience ArtHaus in Toronto, a dynamic hub where emerging and established artists, along with music industry professionals, collaborate. ArtHaus is committed to nurturing new talent by providing access to the resources and networks necessary for building sustainable careers. Your prize includes immersive mentorship and studio time at this vibrant creative space alongside your fellow winners.

Performance Video

This opportunity offers up to $2,000 to enhance your portfolio by capturing your performance on video. With this funding assistance, you can create a compelling video that showcases your music and engages your audience. You can then share this asset across your social channels, giving you a powerful tool to connect with fans and stand out.

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Metalworks Studios

If you’re selected as the Grand Prize Winner, get ready to record at the legendary Metalworks Studios! It’s a chance to create music where some of the greatest artists have made history.