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Women in the Studio National Accelerator: Call for SubmissionsMar 09 2021

Music Publishers Canada is now accepting applications for our 2021 Women in the Studio National Accelerator. Now in its third year, this program proudly offers a series of curated production-related opportunities and networking experiences to women-identifying producer-songwriters from across the country. 

We welcome applications from individuals who have been historically underrepresented in these spaces and who remain so today, including women, gender fluid, non-binary and gender non-conforming people. 

Some of the benefits of participating in the program are:

  • Access to industry mentors
  • Involvement in various Music Publishers Canada events and programs
  • A song camp experience
  • Other curated training & networking opportunities

To qualify, the candidate must be a mid-level working producer-songwriter able to provide discography and a streaming link to 3 examples of their work, and must also be a Canadian resident (and able to provide proof of residency).

Applications will be accepted online until Friday, March 26, 2021, and can be submitted either by the candidate directly, or on behalf of a candidate (as long as you’ve confirmed that the candidate is interested and able to participate in all aspects of the program). Candidates must also be able to provide a short bio, streaming link(s) to 3 examples of their production work, discography as well as provide a sense of how this experience will be beneficial to the candidate.

Applications are reviewed by an external committee, and selected candidates will be invited to proceed to an interview. Only successful candidates will be contacted by Music Publishers Canada. 

Application deadline: Friday March 26, 2021.

2021 COVID-19 update: The safety and security of our participants, members, staff, and broader public is our primary concern, so we will be conducting the program virtually until it is safe to proceed with scheduled in-person events. This means that we will be conducting the program primarily through online/digital platforms for workshops and webinars. We will continue to keep ourselves up-to-date on the latest public health guidelines, and we anticipate being able to resume and/or reschedule our planned in-person activities when it is safe to do so.

Want to know more? Check out our 2019 recap video here: