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Grab Your Contest Badge

Throw it up on your FaceBook page. Post it on your blog. Add it to your band web site. Let everyone know that you’re battling for a shot to be discovered by thousands at the CanadianMusicians – Claim Your Fame Original Song Contest. Get it Now!

It's the contest that will open the right doors, make the right connections and get your songs heard!
Enter. Vote. Win!
The CanadianMusicians Claim Your Fame – Original Song Contest is an annual song competition to give recognition to some of the best emerging Canadian songwriters, Canadian original solo artists, and Canadian bands everywhere around the world, help develop their talent, and provide useful tools for developing the success of the Canadian artist. Winners are selected by a committee of music industry and media professionals including record label presidents, professional artists, journalists, publishers and producers. This is your chance to be discovered by the biggest names in the Canadian music business!


Who Can Enter?
The aspiring or proficient songwriters - self-published or unpublished - who are looking for a chance to get their material professionally recorded and/or published.


How to Enter?
1. Upload Your Tracks
Submit your most successful track. Any genre. Contest Starts Feb 26, 2016

2. Get the Votes
Rally your fans to vote. The top three bands in each region continue on to the regional shows. Get Your Contest Badge

3. Win!
Winners will be chosen by a select panel of judges comprised of noted songwriters, producers, and music industry professionals. Songs will be judged based on public response, composition, originality, quality of performance and production.


Important Dates:
Thursday, Feb 26th: Competition officially starts!

Tuesday, March 31st (12:00 a.m. PST): Submission Deadline! We will stop accepting submissions on this date/time.

From there, the judges will select 25 semi-finalists to compete in the online, public opinion vote. (During this time, the semi-finalists will be featured on CanadianMusicians – contest page and in heavy rotation on CMR-online Live Radio.)

Friday, April 10th: Public/Fan Votes starts.

Saturday, April 25th: The judges will review the songs, once again, taking into account the public’s response, composition, originality, quality of performance and production. The judges will select the final three songs that will move on to Claim Their Fame!

Thursday, April 30th: Top 3 winners will be announced.

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This fun and inspiring competition will let solo artists and bands from coast to coast, show off their musical talents for the chance to win a professionally recorded CD, an interview with a record label, radio air play, and a great deal of exposure. Our mission is to open doors for the music powerhouses of tomorrow… today.