“The JUNO Awards exist to honour our best artists and inspire the next great ones. This is what we love about CanadaSound; it’s open to anyone. In as much as I expect some of Canada’s best-known bands to create exceptional music, I am equally excited about the prospect of hearing from the next generation of artists we may not even know yet.”
~CARAS President and CEO, Allan Reid
AboutThe JUNO Awards:
Presented annually by The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS), The JUNO Awards is Canada’s premier awards show and the Canadian music industry’s most prestigious recognition for excellence in recorded music. Founded as The Gold Leaf Awards in 1970, the JUNO Awards has grown from a one-night industry event held in Toronto, ON, to a national weeklong music celebration hosted in a different city each year. Since the first broadcast of The JUNO Awards in 1975, more than 155 million Canadians have tuned in to celebrate the country’s musical achievements in 41 categories, representing multiple genres. The Awards help tell the story of our collective past, chronicling more than four decades of musical highlights and unforgettable JUNO moments. Learn more about The JUNO Awards.
The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences/l’académie canadienne des arts et des sciences de l’enregistrement (CARAS) is a not-for-profit organization created to preserve and enhance the Canadian music industry and to contribute toward higher artistic and industry standards. The main focus of CARAS is the exploration and development of ongoing opportunities to showcase and promote Canadian artists and music through vehicles such as The JUNO Awards and other year-round initiatives.
MusiCounts, Canada’s music education charity associated with CARAS and the JUNO Awards, is keeping music alive in schools and communities across Canada by putting musical instruments into the hands of children that need them most. MusiCounts’ mission is to ensure that children in Canada have access to music programs through their schools and communities. Since MusiCounts’ establishment in 1997, over $9,000,000 has been awarded in support of music education in Canada. These funds have benefitted over 750 schools and communities from coast to coast, supported over 300 post-secondary music program graduates and honoured 12 extraordinary music teachers through the MusiCounts Teacher of the Year Award.