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JUNO Awards Announce New Ceremony Date for 2021

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The Weeknd at the 2016 JUNO Awards at Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary on April 3, 2016. (Photo: CARAS)

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced today that The JUNO Awards, returning to Toronto for the 50thanniversary, will move to May 2021. Originally scheduled for March, the 50th annual JUNO Awards will now broadcast nationwide on Sunday, May 16, 2021 on CBC TV, CBC Gem, CBC Radio One, CBC Music and globally on CBCMusic.ca/junos.
 
CARAS also unveiled three new JUNO Award statuettes inspired by the late Shirley Elford’s individually crafted trophies, that were awarded between 2000-2010. To commemorate its 50th anniversary next year, a gold version will be awarded to JUNO Award winners, a silver version for Special Award recipients and a gold and silver version for Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductees.

“It’s been a decade since the JUNOS returned to Toronto and while this 50th anniversary celebration is certainly going to be different, we still intend on celebrating all of the artists who unite our country through their music,” said Allan Reid, President & CEO, CARAS/The JUNO Awards and MusiCounts. “The impact of the pandemic has brought exceptional challenges, especially to our artist community but even through these challenging times our artists are resilient, and CARAS is here to recognize their achievements.”
 
To help celebrate the JUNO Awards 50th anniversary, MusiCounts, Canada’s music education charity, will be awarding $1.5 million dollars worth of instruments and equipment to schools and community organizations across Canada through the MusiCounts Band Aid Program and TD Community Music Program. Teachers in search of support for a school music program are encouraged to apply, before December 11, 2020, to musicounts.ca.  Applications for the TD Community Music Program will open this spring. 

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