JL Music Award

June 25, 2024
$3,000 (in-kind services)

The award is for emerging Fredericton resident singer/songwriters to assist them in the recording and mastering of one of their original songs.

If the music jury selects you, you will receive:
• Full assistance with recording and mastering (Colin Fowlie).
• 1 to 2 session musicians (we pick), if needed, for the professional studio recording.
•One-year membership with Music•Musique NB, and the Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick.
• One-on-one professional development session with Kate Butler of She Said Feck! Records and Colin Fowlie of Colin Fowlie Music.
• One-on-one consultation with award-winning singer/songwriters Laurie LeBlanc, Rose Cousins, and Lennie Gallant.
• One-on-one consultation with artist manager & record label owner Nigel Jenkins.
• Mentorship with Canada’s Music Incubator (CMI).
• Complimentary pass to the ECMA's and potential showcase opportunity.

  • Submit one draft recording of your best song for consideration.
  • Please send us a self-tape (on your iPhone) talking about your creative hopes and dreams and what your songwriting/singing means to you, and what you want to do career-wise. Please tell us something about your background in music up to this point.


This in-kind award is for any emerging singer/songwriter who has never had the opportunity to work with a studio.

All submissions can be emailed to catmaryleblanc@gmail.com.