Stationbreak Newsletter

                                                                 MARCH 2018

CBC Music begins 2018 by championing the best in new Canadian music with our annual Searchlight competition and the return home of The Juno Awards. But first, some interesting news which you may have already noticed on the airwaves.
CBC Radio 2 has been re-branded as CBC Music.
All CBC music content whether created for radio, TV or digital, as well as events, partnerships, cross-platform specials, and more, will now come under the brand of 'CBC Music'. ‎Early indications are that our audiences appreciate and support this change. In fact, the research that we have conducted indicates a preference for the name 'CBC Music' to replace 'CBC Radio 2'.

CBC Radio One remains unchanged. 
CBC Radio 3 remains one of our 100+ music streams - the home of 100% Canadian independent music.

If you have questions, please check out the FAQ that we have prepared for our audiences.
Searchlight, CBC Music’s long-running annual hunt for Canada’s next undiscovered talent, has begun for 2018. Emerging Canadian artists enter their best original song on and through a combination of audience voting and votes from our celebrity judges, the top song will be crowned the 2018 Searchlight winner. Thousands of submissions have been distilled down to the Top 100 and voting begins February 29th on!

Contestants could be showcased on CBC Radio One, CBC Music and Radio 3 in addition to our prizes - this year are our best ever. Check them out:

Allan Slaight Juno Master Class and Juno Awards experience
By winning Searchlight, you will have earned your spot in Canada’s premiere talent development program — the Allan Slaight Juno Master Class — for a week in Toronto surrounded by the music industry’s best, culminating in a live showcase. Then it’s off to the 2019 Juno Awards to perform at JunoFest and take in all the Juno festivities, including the awards!

National Music Centre residency in Calgary
You’ll spend a week in Calgary at the National Music Centre’s new building, Studio Bell, where you will be given access to more than 300 musical instruments, a recording studio and a recording engineer to create your next masterpiece.

CBC Music Festival performance
You’ll also receive another trip to Toronto to perform alongside Canada’s best artists in front of thousands of fans at the 2018 CBC Music Festival at Echo Beach on Saturday, May 26, 2018.

On Sunday March 25th, 2018 the Juno Awards return to CBC.
Join CBC Music on Sunday, March 25th for a full Music Day on CBC. Starting at 6:00am, radio celebrates the best in Canadian music from Classical to Pop with a full day dedicated to the Juno Awards.  
@ 9:00am Tom Allen hosts a live wrap-up of the Saturday gala - playing the award-winning artists from the Saturday gala. 
@11:00am- In Concert begins with an hour of the Classical showcase from Vancouver
@12:00pmPT Broadcasting live from Vancouver, its the Juno Songwriters Circle. Hear Canada's most talented singer/songwriters performing their songs and sharing the stories behind them. With your hosts the ever-entertaining Jann Arden and producing legend Bob Rock.
@2:00pmPT CBC Music brings you highlights from the Juno Jazz showcase recorded in Vancouver
@3:00pm PT We take a Deep Dive into Gordon, the legendary classic album from this year's inductees of the Canadian Music Hall Of Fame, The Barenaked Ladies.
@4:00pmPT The Juno 356 Sessions series, hosted by Raina Douris, explores past singles of the year as covered by Canada's current favourite artists.
@5:00pmPT - The main event! CBC Music broadcasts, live from Vancouver, the 2018 Juno Awards!
@7:00pmPT-  George Stroumboulopoulos looks back on this year's Juno Awards. 

Mark Macarthur
Executive Producer
CBC Music

Posted Thursday March 15,  2018.

The next Insider Newsletter, CBC Music and other departmental updates will be posted early in April.