1035 The Eagle and Soundpark Studios are teaming up once again, giving the undiscovered musical talent of Cape Breton the chance to kick-start to their career like superstars Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert did. It’s the Eagle Talent Search 2011 and submissions are being accepted now.
“The Eagle Talent Search is about more than winning the big prize,” explains Jay Bedford, music director for 1035 The Eagle. “It’s also a chance for singers and bands to get their music online and promoted to an audience that might one day become their fans.”
Bedford continues, “I mean look at what online support did for Justin Beiber. And neither George Caynon or Miranda Lambert won the talent competitions they were in and both are now hugely successful artists. The contest got them started.”
Jamie Foulds, owner of Soundpark Studios, is an 8-time winner of the ECMA Recording Engineer of the Year, and will be working one on one with the winner. It’s something he says he enjoys.
“Working with such amazing talents like last year’s winner, Crowdis Bridge, is rewarding because you know these people always talk about getting into studio but don’t always have the resources to make it.”
Once the submission deadline passes, people can go to the Eagle website (www.eagle1035.com) to vote for their favourites and the band or singer with the highest votes wins.
A music lover through and through, Bedford’s anticipation for this year’s Eagle Talent Search is barely contained. “Not only are we the number 1 island in North America, Cape Breton has some of the best musicians I have heard over my 40 years in broadcasting.”
Submissions are being accepted now for this year’s Eagle Talent Search. Bands and singers wishing to enter should email or drop off their submission in MP3 format. It is recommended to include a short bio and a picture as well as all contact information Deadline for submissions is Saturday, July 30 at midnight.