In 2014, Slaight Music and The JUNO Awards teamed up to create a premier artist development program in Canada: The Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class.

Now in its sixth year, The Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class program serves as a bridge between two key pillars of The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS); Educate through our music education charity, MusiCounts and Celebrate through the annual JUNO Awards. This program opens the JUNO door to emerging artists so they can get exclusive access to tools to prepare themselves for the next step in their career. 

The Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class is a transformational and unique experience:

  • Your music is reviewed by JUNO Award-winning artists, producers and music industry professionals
  • Industry leaders and artists take part as mentors
  • Ten artists and/or groups, alongside the winner of CBC Music’s Searchlight contest, will be longlisted to participate in part one of The Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class virtual mentorship week,  developed in partnership with Canada’s Music Incubator (CMI)
  • Following part one of mentorship week, three artists will be selected to participate in part two of mentorship week, taking place during The JUNO Awards 2021.

This program is the foundation for emerging artists who aspire to be JUNO Award nominees and winners in the years to come.