Slow Leaves got a bit of nice news this week. The emerging singer/songwriter has landed one of the winning spots in the inaugural Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class, a new and coveted artist development program. The three winners, selected by a JUNO Award-winning ‘Super Jury’, will receive critical tools to develop their careers, build their own sustainable business, and become ‘JUNO ready’ before heading to the 2016 JUNO Awards in Calgary. Watch the Super Jury behind-the-scenes
The top three will receive will also receive a showcase opportunity during JUNOfest, a chance to perform at the JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards, a $10,000 MuchFACT Online Music Video Award, studio time at Slaight Music Recording Studios, a cash investment in their music career, and more.
The Super Jury made up of JUNO alumni – including JUNO Award winners Sam Roberts, Arkells' Max Kerman, Kardinal Offishall, and producer Gavin Brown, along with A&R rep Ali Slaight from Slaight Music, and Allan Reid, President & CEO, CARAS/The JUNO Awards and MusiCounts – facilitated the second round of judging to select the three winners.
The Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class brings together the two key mandates of CARAS and The JUNO Awards: music education through MusiCounts and the celebration and promotion of excellence through the JUNO Awards. The program aims to foster the growth of Canadian musicians through mentorship, education, skills training, development and deal-making opportunities.