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NMC Rough Cuts presented by Bell is an artist development program and podcast series. The program provides free access to NMC’s famed recording environment to produce a new single of original music, and reach new online audiences.

Applications are currently closed. 

About the Program:

During the first season of NMC Rough Cuts, five selected artists — Celeigh Cardinal, Joanna Borromeo, Pat Clifton, Pierre Sabourin, and Kate Stevens — were each awarded a one-day recording session at Studio Bell to produce a single of original material. Each song was mixed and mastered by NMC’s in-house engineer, Graham Lessard (Basia Bulat, Kevin Drew, Reuben and the Dark, Stars, Timber Timbre), whose recordings have earned multiple JUNO Award nominations. The artists also participated in a podcast-style interview hosted by Lessard and an in-studio music video distributed on NMC Amplify, social media channels, and several podcast and video streaming platforms.

Watch the first five episodes of NMC Rough Cuts

    NMC Rough Cuts: Celeigh Cardinal

    NMC Rough Cuts: Pat Clifton

    NMC Rough Cuts: Kate Stevens

    NMC Rough Cuts: Pierre Sabourin

    NMC Rough Cuts: Joanna Borromeo

    The National Music Centre’s Rough Cuts program is supported and presented by Bell.