Canada’s Walk of Fame
2021 RBC Emerging Musician Program

Submissions for the 2021 Canada’s Walk of Fame RBC Emerging Musician Program are now closed. Winners will be announced later this fall. Thank you for entering!


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.

For the past 10 years, the program has been dedicated to discovering and nurturing the next generation of music stars. This year, we are seeking out the best of the best – solo artists and groups who possess a passion for music and a drive to succeed.

Five exceptional winners will be selected to receive an unparalleled package of resources and experiences designed to elevate their music and careers in a meaningful and sustainable way. This includes mentorship from industry experts, showcase opportunities, video creation services, travel allowances and more.

This program is open to all Canadians between the ages of 15-35 who are committed to pursuing a career in music. Don’t miss this chance to be part of a select group of artists who have been given the opportunity to turn their dreams into reality. Apply this summer and let us help you take your music to the next level.


  • Cash Prizes (One $20K Grand Prize, One $6k Second Prize, Three Finalist Prizes of $4k)
  • Music Industry Mentorship
  • Virtual Mentorship with 2012 Canada’s Walk of Fame Inductee Sarah McLachlan
  • One Creative Workshop at ARTHAUS in Toronto
  • One Showcase Opportunity and one Festival Access Pass to Canadian Music Week 2022
  • One Showcase Opportunity at Festival du Voyageur in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Up to $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, visit the contest page 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.


As a winner of the Canada’s Walk of Fame RBC Emerging Musician Program, you will receive countless opportunities to push you in the right direction in your musical career. Whether it’s receiving that extra money you’ve been needing to reach your dreams, taking the stage at fun events or receiving important advice from music industry executives and veterans, you will be receiving all the help you need to achieve your goals.

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2020 Winners


Grand Prize Winner


Breagh Isabel

Second Prize Winner


Bold as Lions



Elijah Bekk



Maya Malkin