Thursday, 17 March 2016

JUNO Awards Celebrate the Best in Canadian Music!

The JUNO Awards are right around the corner! The best of the best in Canadian music will be heading to Calgary, Alberta for a week of celebration honouring the Canadian music industry!!

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and the 2016 JUNO Host Committee recently announced details for an exciting lineup of events slated for Calgary as part of the 2016 JUNO Week celebrations, on March 28 – April 3.

Click HERE to download the 2016 JUNO Week Events Guide, which includes:

  • An additional 22 Rockers and two NHL Greats added to the JUNO Cup roster
  • 151 acts and 15 venues confirmed for JUNOfest presented by
  • 13 artists confirmed to appear at JUNO Fan Fare presented by hmv Canada
  • Performers and broadcast information for JUNO Songwriters' Circle presented by SOCAN and Yamaha Canada Music
  • Details of the associated 2016 Calgary Host Committee events
  • Date, time, location and ticketing information for each event

And much more...

The CARAS also announced that eight-time JUNO Award winner and two-time SOCAN Song of the Year Award winner Paul Brandt will host and perform at the 2016 JUNO Songwriters’ Circle. Tickets went on sale on January 15 at and are available for $25.00, $37.50, and $49.50 (plus fees). Tickets can be purchased at, the Arts Commons Box Office or by phone at 403-294-9494. 

Considered “the jewel of JUNO Week,JUNO Songwriters’ Circle is a benefit concert for MusiCounts; Canada’s music education charity associated with CARAS, and features some of Canada’s most talented singer-songwriters sharing their songs and the stories behind them in an intimate concert. Taking place on Sunday, April 3rd from 12pm – 2pm MST at the Jack Singer Concert Hall at Arts Commons in Calgary, JUNO Songwriters’ Circle is co-presented by the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers (SOCAN) and Yamaha Canada Music

The select 2016 JUNO Award nominees joining Paul Brandt on stage will include Alan Doyle, Alex Cuba, Autumn Hill (Mike Robins and Tareya Green), Matthew Good, Old Man Luedecke and Ria Mae.
JUNO Songwriters’ Circle will be available for streaming through and will also be broadcast on CBC Radio at the following times:

Part 1:
Friday April 8 on CBC Radio 1 at 2 pm (2:30 in Newfoundland)
Monday April 11 on CBC Radio 2 at 7 pm (7:30 in Newfoundland)
Part 2:

Friday April 15 on CBC Radio 1 at 2 pm (2:30 in Newfoundland)
Monday April 18 on CBC Radio 2 at 7 pm (7:30 in Newfoundland)

“I’m proud to host this event on behalf of MusiCounts and CARAS,” said Paul Brandt. “It all began with a song for me, and that song would have never been written if I hadn’t had access to my school music program. This will be a unique, intimate event journeying into the stories behind the songs.”

“The all-time musical high that Canada is experiencing globally right now is in large part because of the work of this country’s brilliant songwriters and composers,” said SOCAN CEO Eric Baptiste. “SOCAN is delighted to be a co-sponsor once again of the JUNO Songwriters’ Circle; a showcase of creative magic that puts the work and art of music creation in a well-earned spotlight.”

“Yamaha Canada Music is proud to be a co-sponsor of JUNO Songwriters’ Circle,” said Omar Ales, National Sales & Marketing Manager. “Yamaha’s legacy in the creation of musical instruments started 129 years ago in Hamamatsu, Japan and Yamaha has had an office in Canada since 1969. We take pride in serving Canadians with our products as we are dedicated to future growth of music in Canada through passion and performance.”

The 45th annual JUNO Awards and JUNO Week will be held in Calgary March 28 – April 3, 2016, culminating with CTV’s live broadcast of the 2016 JUNO Awards on Sunday, April 3 at 7pm ET on CTV and CTV GO from The Scotiabank Saddledome.

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