New Emerging Artist Contest For December 2018

Contest Details


December 6th, 2018 | 4:00 PM AST


  • Emerging artists (Solo & Duo’s – any age) who have never released a full-length recording. A full-length recording is defined as having a minimum of thirty (30) minutes of play time.
  • Applicants must be residents of Cape Breton Island.
  • Applicants 18 years and younger will be required to have a guardian to accompany them, should they be selected. Under age performance permits will be provided.


  • Provide a video or audio recording of at least one original song (do not worry about production quality, as long the jurors can hear what is important);
  • Lyrics (if applicable);
  • Your CV or biography;
  • A short narrative on how this project will help the applicant’s career;


  • Email submission files to Subject: Tipsy2018
  • With large files, please email shared links to email above.
  • Hard copy submissions can be dropped off at our office: Suite 101, 37 Nepean Street at New Dawn Centre for Social Innovation or Mail to PO Box 122 Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 6G9


  • A short list of finalists will be selected to perform at an event at Governor’s Pub. Dec 13th where selection process of the final three will take place.
  • Top 3 finalists – 20-minute Spotlight Showcase at C200 for Tipsy Eve with Slowcoaster, Carmen Townsend and Pretty Archie on December 23rd, 2018.
  • 1st – 3 days in studio at Smashbox Studio, live performance video, 15min Tipsy Eve slot, $200 payment.
  • 2nd – 100$ L&M gift card, live performance video, 15min Tipsy Eve slot, $200 payment.
  • 3rd – live performance video, 15min Tipsy Eve slot, $200 payment.


For more information, please contact Duane, operations manager:  902.577.2547 or by email at

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