MusicOntario Presents: 2018 Canadian Songwriter Challenge – Hip Hop Edition!

The third annual Ontario edition of the Canadian Songwriter Challenge has been announced, in partnership with the Canadian Council of Music Industry Associations (CCMIA) and Bell Media. The Canadian Songwriter Challenge invites Music Industry Associations from each province to program unique songwriting retreats to develop local writers and their skills.

Each year, the CSC hosts a group of emerging songwriters and pairs them with experienced mentors to co-write and record demos, participate in workshops on the business of music, and network and build relationships over the course of 2-5 days.

This year’s Challenge will shine a spotlight on Ontario’s Hip Hop, Rap, Reggae, R&B, and Soul creators! If you write, produce and/or perform music within those genres or related sub-genres, this opportunity is for you!

Past mentors include Adrian X, Gavin Brown, Liz Rodrigues, Robyn Dell’Unto, Donovan Woods, Nathan Ferraro, Mike Wise, Bill Bell, Shobha, Casey Marshall and Rob Wells.

Deadline for submissions is Friday, June 29, 2018 . Applications will be reviewed and assessed by an independent talent committee, and successful applicants will be notified in July 2018. Dates, locations and mentors will be announced shortly.