MusicOntario is revving up to launch the Canadian Songwriter Challenge, in partnership with the Bell Media National Songwriting Initiative. This event will be hosted by Canada’s Music Incubator at Coalition Music Studios, and will take place between August 4-7, 2015. The Challenge will facilitate collaboration sessions between 5 emerging songwriters and 5 established songwriting professionals in order to co-write and demo a song in one day. Each demo will be assessed by our panel of industry experts, and each participant will receive one-on-one business and creative mentorship in relation to their own current projects.
Accepted participants will be assigned a mentor based on their application, and a day between August 4-7 will be assigned to you. All co-writing, recording, and mentoring sessions will take place at Coalition Music Studios in Toronto, 1731 Lawrence Ave East.
The Canadian Songwriter Challenge is MusicOntario’s first songwriting development initiative in a multi-year partnership with the Canadian Council of Music Industry Associations (CCMIA) and Bell Media. The CCMIA will be holding similar events in partnership with other Music Industry Associations across Canada this year.
Applications open July 7, 2015 and the deadline for submissions is at 5PM EST on July 20, 2015. Applications can be found by clicking the link here: http://fluidsurveys.com/s/canadian-songwriter-challenge-2015/