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Emerging Artist Music Mentorship Program

Emerging Artist Music Mentorship Program Winner Ayaz Virani

The Canada’s Walk of Fame Emerging Artist Music Mentorship Program, supported by RBC, is one of Canada’s most successful programs supporting aspiring Canadian musical artists. Valued at more than $100,000, this program provides musicians the tools they need to grow – whether it’s private studio time, introductions to renowned artists, access to key influencers, exposure to audiences and media or funding to take their career to the next level. Submissions are currently closed but will open again in Spring 2017.

Since its inception in 2013, the Emerging Artist Music Mentorship Program, supported by RBC has ignited the careers of its grand-prize winners. The inaugural winner, Taylor Kurta performed for Canadian musical heavyweights such as Bob Ezrin, David Foster, Carly Rae Jepsen, and Hedley as part of her prizing. The following year, NEFE opened for Canadian icon Burton Cummings during his Canada’s Walk of Fame Festival performance at Massey Hall and went on to sign a recording contract with Universal Music Canada. Our 2015 recipient, Ivory Hours, embarked on a national tour in Spring 2016 following the release of their debut LP, “Morning Light” that swiftly climbed the indie radio charts on CBC Radio 2 and Indie 88. 

“This program has proven that, by bringing together our music industry connections and offering aspiring Canadian musicians opportunities for mentorship, exposure and funding, we can make a considerable difference to their careers and further influence our cultural landscape for generations to come,” says Melanie Hurley, CEO, Canada’s Walk of Fame. “We are proud that this program continues to help musicians flourish.”