Jim Beam National Talent Search Submissions Now Open


The Jim Beam National Talent Search

Presented by Canadian Music Week

Returns for 2023

Submissions are now open for the 2023 Jim Beam® National Talent Search presented by Canadian Music Week. Canadian artists and bands of any genre from coast to coast to coast are invited to apply online until April 7, 2023 at https://indies.ca/jim-beam-talent-search/
Five National finalists will be selected from their virtual submissions by a panel of handpicked Canadian industry professionals. These pre-selected National Finalists will receive a paid trip to Canadian Music Week with access to Conference and Festival events PLUS the opportunity to perform in the CMW Jim Beam® Showcase on June 6 at the Drake Underground in Toronto. One winner will be determined live at this showcase to play the 2023 Jim Beam® INDIES on June 8 at HISTORY where Charlotte Cardin will play a full concert. Tickets are available now on Ticketmaster.

Jim Beam continues to be a proud supporter of emerging Canadian music artists,” says Lisa Li, Senior Brand Manager, Bourbons portfolio, at Beam Suntory. “This year’s program will be the best yet, with prizing that includes specific coaching around stage performance and song writing plus opening the Jim Beam® INDIES at History featuring Charlotte Cardin.
CMW is proud to provide a more level playing field for all applicants by eliminating obstacles to attend the live finals event should they be selected as a finalist. The grand prize winner will be involved in multiple events within Canadian Music Week, including an exclusive song writing session, performance coach session (live at the CMW conference in front of an audience), playing the Jim Beam® INDIES, and going into a recording studio to record their original track. All of these events will be captured on video with various moments of this journey shared via CMW social media platforms.

The Jim Beam® National Talent Search winner will receive the following in the 2023 Grand Prize Package:

  • Title of the 2023 Jim Beam® National Talent Search
  • Open the Jim Beam® INDIES Concert
  • Paid trip to Toronto, Ontario during Canadian Music Week in June 2023
  • Complimentary CMW Music Summit Registrations; each includes a CMW Festival wristband
  • One Live Performance Masterclass with Tom Jackson (Taylor Swift, Magic!, Shawn Mendes, LeCrae)
  • One original song writing session with Shaun Frank (composer for hit song "Closer" by The Chainsmokers and Halsey)
  • One recording session of original song written at Noble Street Studios with studio engineer David Mohacsi who has worked with Alyssa Reid, Three Days Grace, Shaggy, Barenaked Ladies, Summer Walker and many more
  • One feature article in CMW’s ‘Making Noise’ series, interviewed and written by Karen Bliss (Billboard, Rolling stone)
  • Prize package from Long & McQuade
  • Prize package from Canadian Musician

Submissions are being accepted until April 7, 2023. Entrants must be 19+ in age and perform original music. All genres accepted. https://indies.ca/jim-beam-talent-search/


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