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Music in Motion Canada aims at providing Canadian musicians and undiscovered talent a platform for making connections, and exposure to music industry professionals, experts, and opportunities.

We believe every musician is deserving of the chance to have their music listened to and receive expert adjudicated feedback. Our goal is to ensure that Canadian musicians earn the proper advice and guidance to help them develop musically and build their careers around their passion.

The Music in Motion Canada Awards 2023 was designed with you, the musician, in mind. We want to provide you with the resources and opportunities to grow and achieve your goals. To start the process, all you need to do is bring your talent and dedication for improvement.

Individual and Personal Feedback, constructive critique, and a certificate are provided to EVERY participant. Participants will pay a fee upon entry, which will help cover the costs of adjudicators and music industry experts.

Entry to the competition is open to all legal residents of Canada.

Entry to the competition is an automatic acceptance of the Music in Motion Canada Awards rules and regulations.

Eligibility

  1. This competition is open to individuals who are aged 16 and up and who are Canadian citizens, legal residents of Canada, or Indigenous peoples.
  2. At any time, Music in Motion Canada can request contestants to provide valid proof of identification and eligibility. Failure to comply may result in disqualification from the competition.
  3. Individuals who are a parent, siblings, or children of the adjudicators are not eligible to participate.
  4. Candidates who are signed to major record labels are not eligible. These labels include but are not limited to, Sony Music, Constellation Records, Warner Music Canada, Capitol Music Group, Universal Music Canada, and more. Music in Motion Canada reserves the right to deny eligibility based on an individual’s label.

Contest/Competition Details

  1. Registration opens on October 1st, 2023 accepting entries until November 25th, 2023.
  2. To enter the competition, individuals must submit original work.
  3. All submissions must be original songs and shall not infringe any copyrights or any other rights of any third parties. Songs that have multiple co-writers, will have only one name designated as the Entrant on the entry form. All songwriters must be included and listed in the field requesting the names of the songwriters on the entry form.
  4. The individual pictured and heard in the performance must be the same as the individual who enters the competition, or the contestant represents an individual that has given permission to submit their performance.
  5. Submitted songs must not contain any sexually explicit, disparaging, discriminatory, libelous, offensive, or other inappropriate content, at the discretion of adjudicators and Music in Motion Canada.
  6. There are no substitutions allowed once a candidate enters their song.
  7. Candidates may enter more than once in the same music awards event.
  8. Candidates are required to record their own performances with their own equipment and upload them to MusicinMotionCanada.ca. The recorded performances will only be available for viewing and listening to the adjudicators.
  9. Music in Motion Canada takes no responsibility for submissions that are lost, delayed, or received after the competition deadline or any other issue that causes a disruption to an entry.
  10. Music in Motion Canada reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change the structure, timing, duration, or any other aspect of the competition, or terminate or suspend the competition at any time without prior notice and liability. In the event of a cancellation, entry fees will be refunded.
  11. In the event of a dispute concerning any element of the contest or its official rules, the decision of the adjudicators is final.

Selection Process and Prize

  1. The winner will be decided by a panel of professional adjudicators. The judges will review all the accepted entries and provide feedback for every individual who entered. The judges will choose a winner based on their discretion and the criteria of the competition.
  2. The winner will be announced on the Music in Motion Canada website (to be announced), and on our social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter). Prior to announcing the winner publicly, the individual will be contacted directly via email.
  3. Prizes will be distributed to winners when proof of eligibility is confirmed. Prizes may include but are not limited to, worth over $25,000 CDN.
  4. Prizes are not redeemable for cash and cannot be sold or otherwise bartered.
  5. Quebec residents do not qualify for any prizes, due to the complexity of their contest and competition laws.

General Terms and Conditions

  1. Each contestant retains ownership of the audio and/or video performance they submit in the competition.
  2. The contestant agrees that they have obtained permission from any individual appearing in the audio and/or visual performance.
  3.  The conestant is responsible for submitting the required file (type) format for adjudication, supplied in our instructions.
  4. Irrevocably grants Music in Motion Canada and adjudicators permission to share, but not limited to, the contestant’s name, image, audio and video competition performances, statements, biographical material, and interviews on the Music in Motion Canada website and social media platforms.
  5. Contestants are not entitled to monetary compensation. Adjudicators will choose the winners and prizes will be granted appropriately.
  6. Prizes may be subject to changes at the discretion of Music in Motion Canada.

By entering the contest, you agree to Music in Motion Canada and adjudicators to use your personal information for the purpose of administering the competition.