The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences was formed in 1975 as an umbrella not-for-profit organization to oversee The JUNO Awards – Canada’s Music Awards, the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, and MusiCounts – Canada’s music education charity.
CARAS’ mandate is to support and promote Canadian artists and their music through several key initiatives, such as the JUNO Awards. Canada’s premier awards show has evolved from an industry event to a week-long festival that travels city to city across the country. The economic impact in each host city can be more than $10 Million each year.
The JUNO Awards have showcased the best and brightest of Canada’s talent, from international superstars to incredible emerging artists. Alanis Morissette, Anne Murray, Black Eyed Peas, Bryan Adams, Céline Dion, Coldplay, deadmau5, Drake, Joni Mitchell, Justin Bieber, k.d. lang, Kiesza, Michael Bublé, Neil Young, Nelly Furtado, Oscar Peterson, Rush, Shania Twain, Shawn Mendes, The Weeknd, and Tina Turner are just some of the artists who have graced the JUNO stage.
To date, over 155 million people have watched the broadcast, with an average of 5.3 million unique broadcast viewers almost each year.
Digital assets produced by our content creators, JUNO TV, have over 3.9 million views from almost every country in the world since its launch in 2013. Our growing social and live stream reach has peaked at over 1.7 billion impressions in 2016 alone.
Since its inception in 1997 MusiCounts has contributed almost $8 Million to support music education in Canada. These funds have impacted over 700 school communities from coast to coast, supported over 330 post-secondary music program graduates, and honoured 10 extraordinary music teachers through the MusiCounts Teacher of the Year Award.
The 46th Annual JUNO Awards and JUNO Week 2017 will take place in Ottawa, ON, from March 27 to April 2. The 2017 JUNO Awards Broadcast will take over the Canadian Tire Centre on April 2, and will be broadcasted on CTV.