The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and Slaight Music are honoured to announce the Top 10 artists in the running to participate in Canada’s premier artist development program, the Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class. On September 20, 2018, the three winners will be announced, selected by a Super Jury of music industry influencers. For the first time, this year’s winners will be joined by the 2018 winner of CBC's Searchlight competition, Aquakultre.

The winning artists will receive mentorship and access to industry leaders, including a week-long customized program curated by Canada’s Music Incubator at Coalition Music. The artists will also get to attend Canada’s biggest night in music with a trip to the 2019 JUNO Awards in London, ON, complete with access to JUNO Week events and a performance opportunity during JUNOfest. One artist will be selected to perform in front of over 1, 200 music industry elite at the JUNO Gala Dinner and Awards.

Artists advancing to the next round of the competition include:

Dylan Menzie (@Dylan_Menzie)
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island 

Haviah Mighty (@HaviahMighty) 
Brampton, Ontario 

I M U R (@WeAreIMUR)
Vancouver, British Columbia 

Port Cities (@Port_Cities)
Cape Breton, Nova Scotia 

Sc Mira (@ScMiraMira)
Winnipeg, Manitoba 

Shay Esposito (@Shay_Espo)
Edmonton, Alberta 

smrtdeath (@sloppymakeout)
Winnipeg, Manitoba 

The Katherines (@KatherinesBand)
Vancouver, British Columbia 

The Royal Foundry (@TheRoyalFoundry)
Edmonton, Alberta 

Wolf Saga (@EnterWolfSaga)
London, Ontario 


Full prize details can be found here.  

Last year’s Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class winners included Montreal alt-pop trio Caveboy, London-bred rockers, Ivory Hours and Halifax hip-hop artist Quake Matthews.​