2023 Jim Beam® National Talent Search

Artist/Band Registration

Canadian Music Week (CMW) is pleased to welcome back and produce the 2023 Jim Beam® National Talent Search  LIVE this year!  Online submissions are open to all Canadian residents until April 7, 2023. The finalist showdown is back LIVE this year!

CMW and the Jim Beam® National Talent Search will provide 5 of Canada’s best new bands with their chance to win to perform at Canadian Music Week in front of thousands of industry insiders from Canada and around the world. Talent buyers, booking agents, festival programmers, music publishers, A&R reps, managers, music supervisors, and more are all at your fingertips, looking for the next big thing.  Wait…there’s more!!!  Prize information below.

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See full list of Rules & Guidelines

  1. Band/Artist registration by creating a login. Login above if you already have an account. If you do not have an account, you can complete the Jim Beam® National Talent Search Registration form to your right side to become registered.
  2. Log into your Artist account, which will bring you to the “My Submissions” page (*Note: One Login per Artist submission)
  3. Complete all required fields and upload files on the “My Submissions” page.
  4. Five (5) Band/Artists will receive an email from CMW inviting them to participate as a National Finalist by April 30th, 2023, all of whom will be selected soley from virtual submissions via this portal.

We know we have amazingly talented Artists across Canada, so a big ‘Thank you’ to all Bands/Artists that submit themselves. As we receive thousands of submissions, only the selected five (5) National finalists will be contacted.

 Perks of applying

  • Each National finalist (5 in total) will be offered return airfare and hotel accommodations (for up to 5 people per band) June 5-6, 2023; arranged, managed and paid in full by CMW.
  • Each National Finalist band member will automatically receive a complimentary Music Summit Conference delegation registration for the live 2023 Canadian Music Week, including Festival wristband.
  • Grand prize winner to be selected LIVE at the Jim Beam® National Talent Search showcase on June 6th, 2023 by a panel of music industry judges.
  • The named grand prize winning band/artist will be chosen to perform live at the 2023 Jim Beam® INDIES at HISTORY Toronto during Canadian Music Week 2023.
  • Jim Beam® National Talent Search grand prize includes:
    • Extended accommodation based on double occupancy (check out date: June 10, 2023), paid for by CMW;
    • One (1) Live Performance Masterclass with Tom Jackson (Taylor Swift, Magic!, Shawn Mendes, LeCrae);
    • One (1) original song writing session (using original piece already written to re-work or currently in the works) with Shaun Frank (composer for hit song “Closer” by The Chainsmokers and Halsey) at Noble Street Studios; 
    • One (1) recording session of original song (same song re-worked/written with Shaun Frank on June 7, 2023) at Noble Street Studios with studio engineer David Mohacsi (Alyssa Reid, Three Days Grace, Shaggy, Barenaked Ladies, Summer Walker, etc);
    • One (1) feature article in CMW’s ‘Making Noise’ series, interviewed and written by Karen Bliss (Billboard, Rolling stone);
    • Long & McQuade prize;
    • Canadian Musician prize; and
    • One (1) Professional  ‘journey’ highlight video to be produced by CMW; capturing all live related CMW/INDIES event content while in Toronto.




Artist/Band Registration

The Jim Beam® Virtual Talent Search registration is now closed. Please stay tuned for next year's band submissions.

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