12 RBC Launchpad Music Entrepreneurship Program participants perform in First Up by RBCxMusic starting June 25, 2020 and running for four weeks on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 7 pm until July 19, 2020 through @RBCxMusic on Instagram.

To support the Canadian music community during these challenging times, RBC introduced First Up with RBCxMusic, a series of 30-minute, recorded performances submitted from selected emerging artists across Canada. RBC is providing each selected individual participant with a $1000 reward, promotional support and mentorship opportunities.

“With live events and paid performances currently on pause, the creative community is in need of support now more than ever,” said Matt McGlynn, Vice-President, Brand Marketing, RBC. “First Up with RBCxMusic hopes to help fill that void, so emerging musicians and recording artists can continue to hone their craft, perform for fans and ultimately, progress their young careers.”

Here is a look at the schedule of performances by RBC Launchpad Music Entrepreneurship Program participants:

Week 1 

Thursday, June 25 – Atileo (Artist)
Friday, June 26 – Kibra (Singer)
Saturday, June 27 – Dominique Grant (Singer/ Songwriter) + Borelson (Rapper-Singer/Musician) – Read this profile on him! 

Week 2

Thursday, July 2 – Nicole Chambers (Singer/Artist)

Week 3

Thursday, July 9 – Earlybird (Singer-Songwriter/Artist) + Quincy Black (Artist/Rapper)
Saturday, July 11 – Joyia (Artist)

Week 4

Friday, July 17 – Erez Zobary. (Artist)
Saturday, July 18 – Shanaaz (Singer/Artist)
Sunday, July 19 – Arianna Mae (Singer-Songwriter) + Antos B (Singer/Artist)

All 12 artists are recent graduates of the RBC Launchpad Music Entrepreneurship Program, which combined in-depth educational programs, expert panels, focused mentorship and challenge-based opportunities, all supported by Artscape Daniels Launchpad’s in-house music experts, industry connections, and state-of-the-art facilities. 64 music entrepreneurs took part in the inaugural year of the program, with specializations ranging from behind-the-scenes talent like music producers and sound engineers to original artists showcased in RBC Live Sessions at Launchpad.

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