Submissions Now Open for CBC Music's 2022 Searchlight Contest

Michael Raine
July 12, 2022

CBC Music's Toyota Searchlight contest has returned, with submissions opening for Canadian artists today at

The long-standing hunt for Canada's next undiscovered talent will again feature a large number of prizes aimed at kickstarting the finalists' music careers, including; a spot in the Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class, a recording residency at the National Music Centre in Calgary, a Play MPE distribution deal, a performance slot at the next CBC Music Festival, and more.

Artists can submit their song and application until May 5, the top 10 will be revealed on June 21 and the grand prize winner and runners up will be announced on June 28.

More information on this year's Searchlight contest and artist eligibility can be found HERE.

The full 2022 prizing details can be found here:

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.