Auditions for the 2022 Honey Jam Artist Development Program Taking Place on June 5

Michael Raine
July 12, 2022

Honey Jam – a national youth artist development programme founded by Ebonnie Rowe on the principle that female artists deserve equal representation and respect in the music industry – has shared details of their 2022 Artist Development program. Open to female artists ages 14-25 across all genres of music, the in-person auditions will take place on June 5 at 2 p.m. ET at the El Mocambo in Toronto. In-person applicants will need to fill out the audition form ahead of time, while those wishing to audition but unable to attend in-person can submit a virtual audition via the same form HERE.  

Applicants are asked to arrive one hour ahead of time for registration, and will each be given a one-minute audition in which they are welcome to perform to track (via their phone and an adapter OR labelled flash drive) or with minimal accompaniment (ie. guitar or keyboard). It is preferred that the artists audition with the same song they plan on performing should they be chosen for the showcase, however cover songs are also allowed with the caveat that they be arranged to the artist’s personal musical style.

Judges include Juno Award winning artist Charmaine, Warner Music Canada Publicist Chantilly Post, Universal Music Canada A&R Coordinator Abigail Tung, Owner/President of KL Management Katrina Lopes, legendary vocal coach and founder of Big Voice Studios Elaine Overholt, Warner Chapell Music GM and Music Publisher Vivian Barclay, Juno Award-winning rapper and hip-hop producer Rich Kidd, and Juno Award-winning producer Denise De’ion.

Artists chosen to take part in the 2022 Honey Jam Program will be provided with mentoring opportunities, networking assistance, the opportunity to attend workshops featuring industry professionals, vocal/performance coaching, and performance opportunities, including the annual Honey Jam Showcase which is set to take place on August 18 in Toronto.

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Michael Raine

Michael Raine is the Editor-In-Chief at NWC, publisher of Canadian Musician, Professional Sound, Professional Lighting & Production, and Canadian Music Trade magazines. He is also a co-host of the popular Canadian Musician Podcast. Michael has extensively covered nearly all aspects of the Canadian music business, as well as the pro audio, musical products, and the lighting and production industries.