Call for submissions: SoundClash Music Award, Harbourfront Centre

Harbourfront Centre is looking for the GTA’s hottest independent artists and bands to take centre stage this summer and compete for the fourth annual SoundClash Music Award. Designed to showcase Toronto’s talented, creative and forward-thinking independent musicians, the SoundClash Music Award is an opportunity for independent artists or bands to play on Harbourfront Centre’s WestJet Stage and compete for $10,000 cash and other prizes including vocal coaching, artist development, a promotional photo shoot, two return flights valid for anywhere in the WestJet network (courtesy of WestJet * restrictions apply) and more.

SoundClash Music Award monetary prizing

  • 1st Prize: $5,000
  • 2nd Prize: $3,000
  • 3rd Prize: $2,000

While other music competitions focus on specific genres, SoundClash Music Award is open to musicians from a wide variety of genres. Artists from diverse, contemporary and cutting-edge music forms including (but not limited to) rock, pop, hip hop, country, reggae, Latin and other global music forms are encouraged to apply.

A panel of music critics, bloggers, artists and music industry leaders will create a short list from the submissions received. The winner of the SoundClash Music Award will be determined by a combination of jury selections and public votes.

To enter the competition, artists must be Greater Toronto Area residents (including the municipalities of Durham, Halton, Peel and York). Each artist or band must be independent with no attachment or affiliation to major record labels in order to be eligible for the contest. Participants must also be available to perform at Harbourfront Centre’ s Canada Day Extravaganza and the winner will perform at the Hot & Spicy Food Festival.

Submissions can be through from April 1-May 1, 2014 or made via email at Applicants are asked not to attach MP3s or other digital files to their submission. Full submission details can be found at

Harbourfront Centre is a Canadian charity operating the 10 prime acres of Toronto’s central waterfront as a free and open public site. We celebrate the multiplicities of cultures that comprise Canada and enliven the city through the creative imaginations of artists from across the country and around the globe.