The competition has been steep and exciting for me as I campaign to be named Canada's Best New Artist for CBC Searchlight. What I really like about this competition is that its introduced me to a number of great artists across the country and its also motivated me to up my social media game like never before. After three weeks of solid campaigning, I'm happy to have made it to the Top Ten Regional Finals, which means I'm one of ten artists in Calgary who have been voted by the public to compete against only 22 other artists in the National Semi-Finals next week. I'm doing everything that I can to show my city that, as a recent JUNO Award nominee, I am Calgary's Best New Artist. My Searchlight campaign has been fairly time-consuming, but worth it. Its given me a nation-wide platform to tell people about my plans to release a new single, to go on tour, and share YouTube videos (something I've typically been shy to do). I'd love to win the grand prize, which is $20,000 in musical equipment from Yamaha Music Canada and a high-profile showcase in Vancouver with Tegan and Sara and Spoon. That would just put my year over the top, considering all that I want to accomplish this year.
My Searchlight campaign is well-documented on Facebook. Go ahead and check it out if you like, but here are some of the videos I've been sharing lately, related to this competition. I hope you enjoy!
Love and light,