2020 Jim Beam Talent Search Finalists
Canadian Music Week (CMW) was pleased to be a part of the Jim Beam® National Talent Search tour that took place virtually October 13 – 20, 2020, with 30-minute episodes spotlighting five bands from eight Canadian cities. Hosted by Josie Dye of Indie88 Radio, each of the resulting regional webisodes streamed via Indies.ca and Facebook to millions of eyeballs.
CMW and the Jim Beam® Virtual Talent Search provided 40 of Canada’s best new bands with their own virtual stage, ownership of their own recordings, and starring roles in this musical event that rewrote a part of history in a way homegrown independent talent is discovered. Each episode focused on one city and featured interviews and performances from five local bands.