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CBC Music’s Toyota Searchlight Competition 2022

Team Play MPE

April 20, 2022

Canadian music fans!

We are delighted to once again join forces with CBC Music’s premier new music discovery competition – Toyota Searchlight! Canada’s national broadcaster runs this contest to uncover the top new talent bubbling up across the country, but bound for international glory! Toyota Searchlight 2022 will introduce new names and undeniable artists that we know you’re going to love. 

If you’re an artist in Canada trying to eke out a name for yourself on the scene, take note! Previous winners include JUNO nominees Shawnee Kish and isKwé, an earlier incarnation of Caveboy, Skye Wallace, Hillsburn, and our soon-to-be-profiled interviewee, 2021 grand prize winner Jhyve. His most recent single topped the Canadian downloads in Player last week, FYI!

So what are you waiting for?! Get your songs up to snuff and your social media followers primed! If you get top marks, you could win a music promotion distribution prize package totaling $4000 CAD (grand prize) or the runners-up distribution prize at a cool $1k. Plus, for the first time, this year’s top 3 Fan Choice voting winners will also receive prizes worth $1K CAD apiece! For all the exciting prize details head here

Toyota Searchlight’s panel of distinguished judges will be sifting through the submissions, so make sure you’re in top form!

Submissions are OPEN NOW! 

*Submissions are open from Wednesday, April 20th @ 2:59 ET until Thursday, May 5th, 2:59 ET.

Of course, if you’re not jostling to enter the Toyota Searchlight competition queue, you can still use Play MPE to release new music, at any time of year! Our lists put you right under the nose of key decision-makers and tastemakers across the globe, in radio, media, music supervision, retail music curation, A&R, and more! We are here to help, whenever you are ready. 

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