The JUNO Awards and Slaight Music team up to create Canada's premier artist development opportunity

- Submissions for the 'Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class' accepted until July 27 -

- JUNO Award winners Sam Roberts, Max Kerman and Gavin Brown amongst 'Super Jury' -

- Program features customized mentorship with Canada's Music Incubator at Coalition Music -

TORONTO, June 30, 2015 /CNW/ - The JUNO Awards and Slaight Music announce the launch of the premier artist development opportunity in Canada, The Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class. This new initiative provides the crucial tools to help three finalists develop their careers, build their own sustainable business and become 'JUNO ready'. The deadline for submissions is Thursday, July 27, 2015 at 5:00 pm ET.

The inaugural 'master class' includes a week-long customized artist development program co-developed with Canada's Music Incubator at Coalition Music. This development program provides hands-on mentoring, networking and collaboration opportunities.

The Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class brings together the two key mandates of CARAS and The JUNO Awards: music education through MusiCounts and the celebration and promotion of excellence through the JUNO Awards. The program aims to foster the growth of Canadian musicians through mentorship, education, skills training, development and deal-making opportunities. With no submission fee needed to apply, the program requires that an active CARAS Academy Delegate endorse each applicant's entry.

Submissions will go through two rounds of judging. Canadian music industry heavyweights, including representatives from major and independent music labels, publishers, agents, managers, and media partners will narrow down the submissions to the top 10. A Super Jury made up of JUNO alumni will facilitate the second round of judging to narrow down the field to three finalists. JUNO Award winners Sam Roberts of the Sam Roberts Band, Max Kerman of  Arkells, producer Gavin Brown, and A&R representative Ali Slaight from Slaight Music are amongst the Super Jury. Additional jurors and key partners from the music and media ecosystem to be announced.

For more information including eligibility and prizing visit: www.junomasterclass.ca or click here to watch our Master Class video.

SOURCE JUNO Awards

For further information: For more information on CARAS and the 2016 JUNO Awards, contact: Adrienne Kakoullis, Holmes PR, 416.628.5610, akakoullis@holmespr.com

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