Call for Submissions: Come Together | Canada’s Artist Showcase & Music Industry Development Initiative | Deadline: Aug 31

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UPDATED Deadline: Wednesday, August 31 at 10:59 CT

After successfully launching the first Come Together showcase and industry event last year in the heart of Toronto, we’re thrilled to once again be hosting this initiative for artists ready to break into Canada’s largest music market. Presented by Canada’s Music industry associations, and SODEC, and CIMA, these organizations are working together to present two days of industry showcases and meetings in Toronto this November.

Come Together is an opportunity for export-ready artists from across Canada to build business relationships with and showcase for key music industry professionals from Toronto and surrounding areas including labels, agents, managers, publishers, music supervisors, publicists, and more. Participants will work directly with their music industry association to identify key music business contacts to invite and meet with. This event has goals beyond showcasing with a push towards industry connections, team building, and business strategies for both artists and businesses. Selected artists will be provided with an honorarium. This opportunity is open to and will give priority to gender diversity and Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, and 2SLGBTQIA+ voices.

Applicants considered for this opportunity must:

  • Be an export-ready artist (able to capitalize on opportunities in Canada and internationally)
  • Be prepared to participate in the promotion of the showcase on social media
  • Have the financial capacity to undertake travel to and accommodations in Toronto (funding may be available but will not cover full costs)
  • Be 18 years or older (including all performing members if applicable)
  • Be available for meetings prior to the event via Zoom or in person leading up to and during November 14 and 15, 2022
  • Be available to perform in Toronto on any of these days: November 14 and 15, 2022
  • Have a current or upcoming release (demo / EP / full-length)

Submissions will be evaluated by a jury based on:

  • Music
  • Track record
  • Strength of team
  • Export readiness
  • Rationale for the showcase

For more information, please contact:

Claire Boning, Membership & Events Coordinator
Manitoba Music
Treaty One Territory

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