JIM BEAM AND CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK
MAKE HISTORY WITH NATIONAL TALENT SEARCH
TO DISCOVER MOST PROMISING INDIE & EMERGING ARTISTS OF 2018
Jim Beam Make History Talent Search in association with Canadian Music Week, will support indie and emerging artists through a national showcase of undiscovered talent.
The radio-driven competition will take place in ten (10) cities across Canada Vancouver (102. The Peak), Calgary (X92), Edmonton (100.3 The Bear), Winnipeg (92.1 CITI), London (FM 96), Hamilton/ St Catharines (97.7 HTZ-FM, ( Toronto (Indie 88), Ottawa (Live 88.5), Montreal (CHOM 97.7) and Halifax (Live 105).
Commencing OCTOBER 16, 2017, independent and emerging artists (not signed to a major record label), were invited to submit an original song or video and bio to the radio stations’ websites or indies.ca, where a music industry panel at Canadian Music Week will select up to 5 artists as regional finalists in each market (50 artists in total).
The regional finalists will be invited to play a live showcase before a panel of judges from the radio station, print publications and other local celebrities. Each winner will receive an invite to play at Canadian Music Week Festival in Toronto.
The five finalists in Winnipeg are: BAD PANTS, DISRAELI DREAMERS, ENCORE, EX OMERTA & LISA WINDSOR BAND.
The winning bands from each city will be entered into the National Poll, where the general public can have a say along with a music industry panel from Canadian Music Week to select one grand prize winner. The selected artist will win travel, accommodation and be invited to perform live during Canadian Music Week Festival at the 2017 INDIES AWARDS at the Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto on MAY 12, 2018
Rob Tucker, Brand Manager for Jim Beam Canada, says “Jim Beam is proud to again sponsor Canadian Music Week and the INDIES. Based on the success of last year’s events in four cities, we have extended the programs to 10 cities this year to get a spectrum of the national new talent across Canada. The Jim Beam Make History Talent Search will enable new artists to make their own history.”
Neill Dixon, President Canadian Music Week “We are excited to work with our partners Jim Beam on this year’s national Jim Beam Make History Talent Search. Along with our radio and print partners, we are able to shine a spotlight on some of Canada’s most promising new artists across the country.”
Jim Beam venue reps will support the live showcases with marketing and brand experience in each of the cities. The live music club venues and dates will be announced prior to the Jim Beam Talent Search showcases to take place from December to March on a national tour seeking the best in new artists across Canada,
About Jim Beam
Beam Suntory Inc. is the third largest spirits provider in the world, and it comes as no surprise that it would have at its helm the world’s no. 1 selling bourbon: Jim Beam®.
Since 1795, we’ve remained true to the Beam family recipe, passed on from seven generations. Today we carry on the legacy of the legendary Beam Master Distillers and Make History® in every bottle.
We’ve made our history, and now make yours.
For more information, visit www.jimbeam.com
About Canadian Music Week
Canadian Music Week, now in its 36th year, is Canada’s leading annual entertainment event dedicated to the expression and growth of the country’s music, media and entertainment industries. Combining three information-intensive conferences; a trade exposition; a film festival; a comedy festival; four awards shows and the nation’s largest new music festival, CMW spans a six-day period from May 7 -13, 2018 at the Sheraton Centre Hotel, and in more than 40 downtown Toronto venues, attracting participants from across the globe. For more information, visit www.cmw.net.