Introducing the Canadian Radio Awards FYI Music Emerging Artist Award

As part of the 2021 Broadcast Dialogue Canadian Radio Awards, presented by HD Radio, we’re pleased to partner with FYI Music News to present the inaugural Emerging Artist of the Year prize.

Voted on by Canadian radio programmers and music directors, the award recognizes a deserving emerging Canadian artist or group who has charted in the top 50 but has yet to break into the top 40 in any format, between Oct. 31, 2020 and Oct. 1, 2021.

Tabulated using Mediabase data, this year’s nominees are:

PROGRAMMERS AND MUSIC DIRECTORS:  Your task is to vote for the Emerging Artist you believe has the most potential and is most deserving of the following prize package provided by FYI Music News:

  • $1,000 cash
  • Studio time at Metalworks Studios
  • Free Yangaroo DMDS servicing to deliver singles and videos for broadcast consideration
  • FYI Music banner ads
  • Artwork and design
  • ½ page ad in NEXT Magazine

If you’re already subscribed to Broadcast Dialogue as a programmer or music director, we’ve sent you a link to cast your vote. If you’re not subscribed and would like to cast a ballot, drop us an email at Voting closes Monday, Nov. 15 at noon ET.

The winner will be revealed with Tuesday, Nov. 16 online via Broadcast Dialogue social media channels and at, along with our other winners across 22 categories.

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