Canada’s rising stars in the spotlight

(NC) Talented young musicians from across Canada take a chance on nation-wide artist searches for the opportunity to shine and perform at live music events. Up-and-coming artists get the opportunity to see their names in lights as they bring their music to communities across the country. Connor Ross, a 16 year-old singer-songwriter, composes and records his own music and fronts the band North of Nowhere. Ross was the winner of the first-ever Music Monday Anthem Search, hosted by the Coalition of Music Education. His unifying anthem “We Are One” was selected out of 200 submissions to help inspire Canadians to come together in song. Ross performed at the TD Music Green Room during JUNO Week in 2015.

Like Ross, many up-and-coming artists garner the support of Canadian organizations and community partners. Through their music programs, TD supports emerging artists and has worked with the likes of Scott Helman since he first appeared at the TD Music Café in 2014.

TD also premiered Meaghan Smith’s “Mirror” video for her single from her fourth studio album Have a Heart. The deeply personal song has a strong message for Canadian youth, reminding them to stay true to themselves.

“We’re committed to creating opportunities for young people to discover a love of music. Music moves us, teaches us, and adds colour to each day,” says Theresa McLaughlin, incoming chief marketing officer, TD Bank Group. “TD is extremely proud to support artists in our communities from coast-to-coast.”

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