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imagineNATIVE Announces 10 Finalists for the Inaugural Bull’s Eye Music Contest

Bull’s Eye is a contest in search of Canada’s next emerging Indigenous musical talent. With the support of Slaight Music, imagineNATIVE will award this year’s winner $10,000 cash towards unprecedented opportunities to turn their talent into a career.

Leading up to the imagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival in October, contest finalists will be promoted through imagineNATIVE social networks with the final nominee announcement being made the week of the 17th annual event. The contest winner will be announced and awarded at imagineNATIVE’s annual music showcase, The Beat.

After the festival, the contest winner will access $10,000 to create a professionally recorded demo of up to three original songs and to produce their first music video. The video will then be promoted through imagineNATIVE with the opportunity to travel on the 2017 imagineNATIVE Film + Video Tour to Indigenous communities across Canada.

This is a new, rare, and impactful opportunity for supporting new Indigenous music talent in Canada that is sure to build and make for an annual celebration.

The 2016 Bull’s Eye jury includes Wolf Saga and Julian Taylor.

The Bull’s Eye Music Contest Top 10 Finalists are:

Ansley Simpson
Bebe Buckskin
Celeigh Cardinal
Cody Coyote
Giant Rabbits
Jordan Rueben
Luke Issac
Stone Mathers
Teagan Littlechief
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LISTEN: imagineNATIVE’s Bull’s Eye Music on SoundCloud: