Winners Announced for Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class
The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and Slaight Music today announced the winners of this year's Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class: Haviah Mighty, Port Cities and smrtdeath. The winners, selected by a "super jury" of music industry leaders, will receive support from Canada's premier artist development program allowing them to transform their careers with crucial tools and invaluable experiences.
2018/2019 Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class winners:
- Haviah Mighty - Brampton, Ont.
- Port Cities - Cape Breton, N.S.
- smrtdeath - Winnipeg, Man.
This year's winners were selected by a super jury, including industry leaders Derrick Ross (President, Slaight Music), Erik Hoffman (President - Toronto, Live Nation), Gavin Brown (Producer, Golden Goes Platinum), Jordan Evans (Producer, Golden Child Recordings), Meg Symsyk, (Vice President, International Marketing & Management, Entertainment One) and Allan Reid (President & CEO, CARAS/The JUNO Awards & MusiCounts).
"We are excited to announce this diverse group of winners as the next generation of Canadian musical talent," said Derrick Ross, President, Slaight Music. "We look forward to watching the growth of these talented artists and the opportunities the Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class has in store."
"CARAS is extremely proud to be in its fourth year of the Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class and continue to support Canadian music through this valuable mentorship program," said Allan Reid, President and CEO, CARAS/The JUNO Awards & MusiCounts. "It has been an incredible experience to see the success of graduates of the program in previous years and I look forward to seeing the development of the careers of this year's group of artists."
The winning acts will receive an all-inclusive trip to Toronto for an intensive mentorship week hosted by Canada's Music Incubator at Coalition Music with industry leaders and Canadian artists. This will conclude with a music industry showcase night in Toronto. Additionally, the winners will receive a trip to the 2019 JUNO Awards in London, Ont., that includes transportation, hotel, complete access to JUNO Week events, and a performance slot at JUNOfest Presented by CBC Music; a two-day music festival during JUNO Week. One artist will be selected to perform in front of over 1,200 music industry elite at the JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards. The winners will be featured in exclusive content that will run on JUNOTV.ca, as well as receive studio time at Slaight Music Recording Studios.
Partners of the 2018/2019 Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class are Slaight Music, and Canada's Music Incubator at Coalition Music.