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THE award goes to... CHANGES Top 10 Finalists for Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class Revealed The 10 finalists for the third annual Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class artist devel- opment program have been selected. The 10 acts that will advance through to a final round of judging are: A.Y.E. (Calgary); Caveboy (Montreal); Elise LeGrow (Toron- to); FEATURETTE (Toronto); Ivory Hours (London, ON); Nice Horse (Calgary); Nuela Charles (Edmonton); Quake Matthews (Halifax); The Katherines (Vancouver); and The Treble (Winnipeg). A “super jury” comprised of JUNO alumni – including Lights, Kardinal Offishall, Max Kerman of Arkells, producer Gavin Brown, and others – will select three win- ners to receive the tools, training, and guidance needed to elevate their careers to the next level. For more information, go to www.junomasterclass.ca. CAVEBOY Toronto-based punk band PUP (pictured) have won the 12 th annual English SOCAN Songwriting Prize for their song “DVP,” which was written by band members Stefan Babcock, Nestor Chumak, Zachary Mykula, and Steven Sladkowski. Canadian music fans voted for their favourite songs among 10 finalists nominated by a panel of music industry experts. PUP receives $10,000 from SOCAN and other prizes from Yamaha, Epiphone, and Long & McQuade. For more information, go to www.socansongwritingprize.ca. QUIQUE ESCAMILLA AT FAI Folk Alliance Inter- Folk Alliance national 2018 Ac- International 2018 cepting Showcase Accepting Showcase Applications Applications Folk Alliance International (FAI) is accepting artist showcase appli- cations until Sept. 13, 2017 for the 2018 edition of the FAI conference and showcase festival, being held in Kansas City, MO from Feb. 14-18. Artists can apply for the chance to perform for hundreds of festivals, venue bookers, agents, managers, media, and music industry represen- tatives. FAI is the largest gathering of the folk and roots music industry and attracts over 2,700 attendees from more than 25 countries each year. For more information, go to www.folkconference.org. SXSW 2017 Accepting Artist Submissions South by Southwest is accepting artist showcase submissions until Oct. 20, 2017. The 2018 edition of the SXSW music festival and conference, which is held annually in Austin, TX, will run from March 12-18. More than 100 Canadian acts perform at SXSW each year and hundreds of Canadian delegates make the trip to Texas. At the 2017 edition, new, developing, and established artists from 63 countries were represented amongst the 2,000-plus official performers. Show- cases are curated by record labels, booking agencies, management and PR firms, export offices, publishers, media outlets, lifestyle brands, festivals, and more. For more information, go to www.sxsw.com. 16 • C A N A D I A N M U S I C I A N CMW 2018 Accepting Artist Showcase Submissions Canadian Music Week is now accepting submis- sions via Sonicbids for artist showcases at its 2018 edition, which will take place from May 7-13 in Toronto. The application deadline is Jan. 7, 2018. Those who apply by Oct. 27, 2017 will receive an early bird fee of $40, which goes up to $62 after that date. Selected artists will also receive complimentary registration to CMW’s Music Summit, as well as a two-year member- ship to the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Music and reduced hotel rates. Each year, the CMW festival and conference brings together thousands of industry insiders from Canada and around the world, including talent buyers, booking agents, festival programmers, mu- sic publishers, A&R reps, managers, music supervisors, and more. For more information, go to ww.cmw.net. YOU COULD PLAY HERE... VALERIE JUNE AT SXSW 2017