YANGAROO Inc., a Canadian secure digital media distribution company, has announced that it will be co-sponsoring, along with RDR Music, "Street Idol 2015" at Canadian Music Week (CMW), which takes place in Toronto May 1 through May 9.
"Street Idol 2015" is a search for the most "radio friendly" Canadian recording. This search is open to all Canadian Independent / Emerging Artists and record labels in every genre including, Rock, Country, Pop, Adult Contemporary, Top 40, R&B, Hip-hop and Hot A/C. You must be 16 years of age or older and have a radio ready master that qualifies as a Canadian Content (Cancon) recording. A full set of rules can be found at streetidol.dmds.com.
This year's prize has a value of over $10,000.00. It includes a year's worth of deliveries to Canadian and U.S. radio stations, Canadian radio tracking for each song, video distribution to Canadian and U.S. outlets and two tickets to the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs).
"The Indie music scene in Canada is strong and continues to grow," said Cliff Hunt, Vice Chairman and COO, YANGAROO Inc. "We are involved with Street Idol to help support the development of exciting new artists. We are looking for the next Metric, Arcade Fire or Kiesza, and we know they're out there."
"This is a great chance to give back to our customers," said Joe Wood, President, RDR Music. "It's our way of saying THANKS for your continued support."
Entries from those not attending CMW must be received prior to April 30. Winners will be announced during Canadian Music Week on Saturday, May 9, at the Street Idol Workshop from 11:30am - 1:00pm Sheraton Hall E.
For more information and to apply, visit streetidol.dmds.com.