2021 Jim Beam® Virtual National Talent Search

Artist/Band Registration

Canadian Music Week (CMW) is pleased to produce the Jim Beam® National Talent Search Tour which will take place virtually June 14-30, 2021. Each of the resulting regional webisodes will be streamed via Indies.ca.

CMW and the Jim Beam® Virtual Talent Search Tour will provide 18 of Canada’s best new bands with their own virtual stage, ownership of their own recordings, and starring roles in this musical event that has rewritten the way homegrown independent talent is discovered. Each episode will focus on one Province and feature  performances from three local bands, as well as feedback commentary from three Canadian Industry Mentors.




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See full list of Rules & Guidelines

  1. 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 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. Three (3) Artist submissions per province will receive an email from CMW inviting them to participate as the Provincial Finalists between February 21 to March 7, 2021.

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

Perks of applying

  • Each provincial finalist (18 in total) will be automatically entered into the 2021 Jim Beam® Virtual National Talent Search competition, and receive a final mixed audio and video file from their recording session, to use at their discretion
  • Each applicant will automatically receive a complimentary delegation registration for the virtual 2021 Canadian Music Week, including Festival.
  • Grand Prize winner to be selected by a panel of music industry judges and online public vote. The winning artist will be chosen to perform live at Indies Awards at Canadian Music Week 2022 in Toronto.
  • Jim Beam® Virtual National Talent Search grand prize includes return travel (if applicable, from recording studio market listed above); accommodation based on double occupancy; complimentary passes to Canadian Music Week Festival; and per diems; a shopping spree at Long & McQuade; one (1) Canadian Musician Success Kit; and one (1) single professionally produced; recorded, mixed and mastered courtesy of Metalworks Studios, (in addition to the song recorded for your local contest market).





Artist/Band Registration

Jim Beam® Virtual National Talent Search Registration

The Jim Beam National Talent Search competition is open to emerging artists and bands who compose and perform original material. Entrants may be either individuals or a group comprised of 2 or more individual members. The entrants must not be signed to a major record label. The competition is not open to directors or employees of the sponsoring stations or competition judges. Entrants must be 19 years or older to be eligible to participate.