Contest Info

The Canada’s Walk of Fame RBC Emerging Musician Program is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for up-and-coming musicians to take their talents to the next level. For 11 years, this successful program has been supporting and nurturing the careers of 5 talented solo artists or groups from across the country each year.

The program is designed to provide the winners with a range of experiences that will elevate their music and careers in a meaningful and sustainable way. From cash prizes to mentorship, showcase opportunities, video creation, travel and more, the program offers a wealth of resources to help the winners take their music to new heights.

It’s not just about winning prizes, it’s about providing a platform for young musicians to showcase their talents and gain exposure to industry professionals who can help them build their careers. The program’s mentorship opportunities will give the winners access to some of the most experienced and respected musicians and industry professionals, who will provide guidance and support, helping them navigate the industry and achieve their goals. The program’s showcase opportunities will give the winners the chance to perform in front of live audiences and gain recognition, while video creation and travel opportunities will help them create and share their music with a wider audience.

Being a part of the Canada’s Walk of Fame RBC Emerging Musician Program is not just a winning opportunity, it’s a life-changing opportunity. It’s a chance to be part of a community of musicians who are committed to excellence, a chance to learn and grow, and a chance to achieve your dreams.

The program is open to artists aged 15 to 35, who are looking to make a name for themselves in the music industry. Whether you’re a singer/songwriter or a band, if you have the talent and drive, this program is for you. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to take your music career to the next level! Apply for the Canada’s Walk of Fame RBC Emerging Musician Program and let your talent shine!



  • 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 2024
  • One Showcase Opportunity at Festival du Voyageur 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.


Showcase Opportunities

Step onto the grand stage and share your music with Canada! The Canada’s Walk of Fame RBC Emerging Musician Program is offering you the opportunity to perform in front of a live audience in two of Canada’s most music-loving cities – Toronto and Winnipeg. Imagine standing under the spotlight, feeling the energy of the crowd as they dance along to your songs.

This is your chance to showcase your talents to a wider audience and make an unforgettable impact on the music industry. The feeling of performing live is indescribable, and these showcase opportunities will give you a chance to connect with your fans, get feedback, and grow as an artist.


Imagine having access to some of the most experienced and successful musicians in the country, who have achieved the pinnacle of success and have been inducted into or honoured by Canada’s Walk of Fame. They are here to guide you, mentor you and provide you with valuable insights and advice on every aspect of the music industry. This is your chance to learn from the best and gain a wealth of knowledge that will help you navigate the industry and achieve your goals.

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Performance Video

This is the opportunity to elevate your portfolio and capture the magic of your live performance on film. With up to $2,000 in funding, you’ll have the resources to create a stunning video that will showcase your music and captivate your audience.

Imagine having a high-quality video that showcases your talents and can be shared across all your social channels. This is your chance to make a lasting impression on the music industry and stand out from the crowd.