“It’s Your Shot” Song and Video Competition Begins

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2017 "It's Your Shot" Competition

RELEASE — Slaight Music, champion and prime supporter of the Canadian music industry, announce the December 15th launch of “It’s Your Shot 2017”, Canada’s premiere songwriting and artist development competition.

The contest, which is open to all musical genres, encourages artists to submit a song and/or video to www.itsyourshot.ca for a chance to win a Grand Prize valued at $100,000 in total.

The “It’s Your Shot 2017” competition is one of the many initiatives put forth by Slaight Music—a company focused on discovering, developing, inspiring and supporting Canadian recording artists.

Each year, Slaight Music partners with one of Canada’s record labels to support this initiative via a multiplatform digital EP release.

The winning artist this year will receive recording, distribution, radio promotion, publicity, and marketing support via Hidden Pony/Universal Music Canada, along with a professionally produced photo shoot, artist biography and two music videos.

Additionally the winner will receive business mentoring, personalized development of their own artist brand, including website and social media platforms and opportunites to perform live in 2018.

Past winners of the “It’s Your Shot” competition include: Liz Coyles (2011/Maple Music), 2012 winner, Hamilton’s Thought Beneath Film (Maple Music), Jillea (2013/Universal Music Canada), 2014 winner Sam Drysdale (Warner) who recently finished recording with Tawgs Salter, Kayla Diamond(2015/Cadence), who had a Top 40 hit with “Carnival Hearts” in 2017 and will release a brand new single, “What Your Made Of” in January 2018 and 2016 winner Notifi (Sony Music Canada).

The competition will run from December 15th, 2017 to March 15th, 2018 with the winning submission announced in May, 2018.

For more information, please visit:

slaightmusic.com | @slaightmusic | itsyourshot.ca | facebook.com


Slaight Music started in 2011, with a mandate to support the Canadian music community through a variety of initiatives, and to develop Canadian talent via strategic partnerships with industry peers. Slaight Music works with artists from across the country and across the musical spectrum, helping to further careers and get great music heard. Slaight Music is also invested in the technology sphere, helping Canadian music entrepreneurs develop the next generation of digital platforms and services. And they support a variety of music-related events, causes and charities.


Initially conceived in 2007, Hidden Pony Records & Management has established itself as one of the premiere talent-development labels in Canada. A partnership between noted A&R guru “Parkside” Mike Renaud and his legendary mentor Donald Tarlton (aka Donald K Donald), Hidden Pony was launched in an effort to have all the tools and resources necessary to help find and develop some of today’s most promising up and coming Canadian artists. Hidden Pony currently handles management for The Dirty Nil, Said The Whale, Jeremy Fisher, Odds, and The JB’s.

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