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2015 CCMA Spotlight Performance Contest

Calling all Manitoba Country Music Artists!

The Manitoba Country Music Association (“MCMA”) and the CCMA are partnering once again for the CCMA Spotlight Performance Contest

Country Music Week® 2015, being held this year in Halifax, Nova Scotia from September 10-13 is just around the corner – and we want to help you get there.

The MCMA is once again running a contest in tandem with the Canadian Country Music Association ® (CCMA®) for your chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play alongside Canada’s brightest country music stars and most cherished legends during the Canadian country music industry’s largest annual event.

How it works:

Each province has been asked to select one country music act/artist (Act) to represent their province in the annual “CCMA Spotlight Performance Contest” (National Contest).

When all the participating provincial Acts from across Canada are chosen for the National Contest, the selected Acts will be highlighted on an online poll, set to go live on June 19, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. ET. Each voter can only place one (1) vote for who they would like to see perform during Country Music Week.

The National Contest will run for 10 days, and will close on June 29, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. ET. The Act that receives the most votes on the poll by the time the National Contest closes will win a performance spot at a public, official CCMA-sanctioned event during Country Music Week 2015. The winner of the CCMA Spotlight Performance Contest will be announced at 9:00 a.m. ET on July 8, 2015.

Acts that are interested in representing Manitoba on this National Contest are required to email their submission (requirement details below) to the MCAM at by May 31st,2015

Submission Requirements (to be emailed to the MCMA -

  • Two Songs (MP3 format or links)
  • Artist Bio
  • One Promotional Photo (JPEG Print quality)
  • Social Media Platforms (please include links to social media outlets you use (i.e., link to Facebook artist page, twitter account, website etc)

All Manitoba submissions will be juried by the MCMA, and one successful Act will be selected to move on to the National Contest for their chance to win a performance spot during Country Music Week® in Halifax, Nova Scotia, at a public, official CCMA-sanctioned event. You must be a resident of Manitoba to be eligible for the MCMA portion of this contest.

What the National Contest winner receives:

There is only one (1) prize awarded, which goes to the Winner. The prize consists of:

  • One (1) performance spot at a public, official CCMA-sanctioned event during Country Music Week 2015
  • One (1) CCMA membership (one-year duration)
  • One (1) MIA membership to the association the Winner qualified through (one-year duration)
  • One (1) complimentary All-Access Delegate Pass to Country Music Week 2015 (non-transferable)
  • One (1) hotel room for four (4) nights of accommodation during Country Music Week 2015 (the evenings of September 10-13) at the Delta Halifax in Halifax
  • Transportation (economy class) to and from the Winner’s hometown to Halifax (up to a maximum of $1,000 CDN).

    Note: In the case that the winner is a duo or band, the CCMA will review the prize package on a case by case basis

MCMA Awards Fall 2015

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