THUNDER BAY – ENTERTAINMENT – Hwy 11 Records from Atikokan will be awarding a prize package to one of the CBC Searchlight Northern Ontario Region contestants. Hwy 11 Records just launching out of the region consists of Rennie Frattura aka Reno Jack, a veteran Queen Street legend touring artist and producer, who has teamed up with Sunday Wilde to work on a number of recordings and projects including a fall recording with a roster of artists from the area and a networking session for women blues artists in Memphis in May.
A regional award is among their many planned projects. This award will be given to the the most original and most passionate CBC Searchlight contestant in the NWO region, it will not be based on voting by CBC fans but awarded to the most artistic in delivery, instrumentation and lyrics. The prizes are sponsored by Hwy 11 Records and the Musicians Atlas .
Prizes are valued at $500 worth of goods and services that will assist an artist to keep pursuing their musical endeavour, and so far include:
- A yearly PRO subscription to the Musicians Atlas. Valued at $349. The Musician’s Atlas is regarded as the industry’s most qualified & comprehensive directory. Every listing is updated on a regular basis. In addition to names, phone numbers, email & web addresses, entries include details such as styles of music, when to contact, submission policies, stage size, broadcast coverage, audience demographics, credits & other category specifics.Whether you’re looking to book a single gig or a whole tour, gain radio airplay, promote in the press, or connect with the right companies, The Musician’s Atlas has you covered! Your Musician’s Atlas Pro Account comes with exclusive tools like Bulk Email, Bookmarked Listings, Fan List Management, and Exporting Mailing Addresses for labels. ($349 value!), Sponsored by Musicians Atlas
- A 3 month subscription to Jam Box, a variety of supplies for musicians mailed to winners door. ($59.97 value!), sponsored by Hwy 11 Records
- And a $100 Gas card, sponsored by Hwy 11 Records
“The Searchlight Contest is great and there are so many great artists in the area and in Canada and we felt that a regional award would give an artist in our area a hand up in furthering their career” says Sunday wilde. All of the prizes will assist with that.