Earlier today the nominees for the 2018 JUNO Awards were revealed at a press conference at Toronto’s Great Hall. Music Canada is proud to return as sponsor of the Album of the Year category for the 47th annual JUNO Awards. The 2018 Album of the Year nominees are:
- Everything Now – Arcade Fire (Sony)
- Revival – Johnny Reid (Halo*Universal)
- Nobody But Me – Michael Bublé (Warner)
- Safe Haven – Ruth B (Sony)
- Now – Shania Twain (Mercury*Universal)
“Congratulations to everyone involved in the making of these fantastic albums. We at Music Canada are incredibly proud to help recognize Canadian artists, their record label teams, and other individuals who have helped them reach the pinnacle of celebration and achievement in Canadian music,” says Graham Henderson, President and CEO of Music Canada.
“Whether celebrating success at the highest level through our support for institutions like the JUNO Awards and our Gold/Platinum program or fostering the next generation of artists through music education in Canadian schools, Music Canada’s advocacy supports artists at every stage of their career,” says Henderson. “Our Music Cities work aims to make cities more music and musician friendly, promoting sustainability and growth of music ecosystems at the municipal level. And through our federal copyright advocacy, we strive to ensure music creators are properly compensated whenever their work is commercialized by others.”
In addition to the Album of the Year, Music Canada will return as sponsor of the 2018 Welcome Reception for JUNOs weekend, happening Saturday, March 23 in Vancouver. The 47th annual JUNO Awards will be broadcast live on CBC beginning at 5pm PT and 8pm EST on Sunday, March 25. You can also watch the live steam on CBC Music’s Facebook page.
Ticket information for the 2018 JUNO Awards broadcast and other 2018 JUNO Awards events is available on the JUNOs website.
Music Canada is proud to return as sponsor of the Album of the Year Award at the 46th Annual JUNO Awards.
“As the Canadian music industry comes together in Ottawa in 2017, coinciding with Canada’s 150th anniversary, we are reminded of the impact that music has had in building our country’s identity. From past Album of the Year winners like Anne Murray, Bryan Adams, and the Tragically Hip, to this year’s nominees, music has always been a defining part of our cultural identity,” says Graham Henderson, President and CEO of Music Canada. “In addition to its intrinsic values, the music sector supports thousands of jobs across the country, which is why we are proud to advocate for policies and programs that benefit the music ecosystem and support a creative middle class.”
The Album of the Year Award will be presented at the 2017 JUNO Awards Broadcast at the Canadian Tire Centre on Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 in Kanata, ON.
Music Canada is proud to return as the sponsor of the Album of the Year Award at the 45th Annual JUNO Awards.
“Music Canada is proud to work alongside record labels who invest in great Canadian talent by helping them create an album, develop as artists, and build a passionate fan base. This kind of support gives Canadian artists what it takes to not only break into the international market – but as we saw in 2015 – rule it,” says Graham Henderson, President of Music Canada.
“A strong music industry positions us well on the global stage, builds our brand, and draws the world to our borders through music tourism. A vibrant music sector contributes economically, socially and culturally to local communities and the country at large. There is an incredible depth and diversity for music in Canada – it’s one of our greatest exports.”
This year’s nominees for Album of the Year are:
- Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
- Jean Leloup – A Paradis City
- Justin Bieber – Purpose
- Shawn Mendes – Handwritten
- The Weeknd – Beauty Behind the Madness
The Album of the Year Award will be presented at The 2016 JUNO Awards Broadcast on CTV at The Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary on Sunday, April 3.
Music Canada is proud to return as the sponsor of the Album of the Year Award at the 44th Annual JUNO Awards.
“One constant among all the changes in the ways that we listen to music is the concept of an album, which remains the definitive statement of an artist’s creativity. An album is more than a collection of songs; it establishes an artist’s commercial and public presence. The album is the core of all of the activities that allow a performing artist to make a living, underpinning touring, merchandise, and licensing,” said Graham Henderson, President of Music Canada. “A successful album has a ripple effect that sets many layers of employment into motion, creating momentum for a tour or video shoots, which provide activity for agents and promoters, venue operators and sound technicians, and more.”
At Music Canada we are proud to work alongside the record labels who invest in great Canadian artists like those nominated for the Album of the Year Award, who support artists’ creative development, and who help bring their talents to the world.
The Album of the Year Award will be presented at The 2015 JUNO Awards Broadcast on CTV at Hamilton’s FirstOntario Centre on Sunday, March 15th.