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2015 JUNO Awards

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Photos/Recap: 2015 JUNO Awards Mark Sea Change for Canadian Music

By: Daniel Gerichter (@ZenDonut) – Celine Dion did not attend the 2015 JUNO Awards Ceremony, nor did Drake or Nickelback, and last year’s host Michael Bublé only made a video cameo. But it was clear at the ceremony at FirstOntario Centre in Hamilton, ON last night that the mainstay powerhouses are no longer exceptional – with Canadian talent at an all-time high, star … Continue reading

Photos: Lights, Jenn Grant Talk Songwriting at JUNO Songwriters’ Circle

By: Daniel Gerichter (@ZenDonut) – JUNO week’s most intimate event (by far) was this morning’s 2015 JUNO Songwriters’ Circle. The goal was to bring nominees from every genre together to explore the stories behind some of their most beloved songs. The event’s first circle (more of a line, but we’ll let that slide) included Big Wreck’s Ian … Continue reading

Photos: Lights, Arkells, The Weeknd Win at 2015 JUNO Gala Dinner and Awards

By: Staff – Canada’s music elite gathered to toast 35 JUNO Award winners at the 2015 JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards presented by SiriusXM Canada tonight in Hamilton. Hosted by Jessi Cruickshank at the Hamilton Convention Centre, the evening’s festivities featured performances by a spectacular lineup of 2015 JUNO Award nominees and winners, as well … Continue reading

Photos: NHLers and Musicians Face Off for 2015 JUNO Cup

Photos by: Staff – The 2015 JUNO Awards weekend kicked off yesterday with a celebrity fundraising hockey game at The Dave Andreychuk Mountain Arena in Hamilton in support of MusiCounts, Canada’s music education charity associated with CARAS. NHL Greats including Brad Dalgarno, Gary Leeman, Gary Roberts, Mark Napier, Mike Pelyk, and Natalie Spooner, and Canadian musicians including … Continue reading

Interview: JUNO Nominee Tre Mission Sees Through Industry BS and Phony Emcees

By: Daniel Gerichter (@ZenDonut) – I f you don’t know who Tre Mission is, you should. Maybe the problem is, we’re all getting numb to the same old story of an unbelievably talented Toronto emcee taking the world by storm, but with Tre Mission, it’s different. The 24 year-old Toronto emcee has been at it since he … Continue reading

Photos: 2015 Juno Awards Kick Off (The Sheepdogs, Tokyo Police Club, Say Yes)

Photos by: Staff – Hamilton kicked off the 2015 JUNO Awards with a concert at Liuna Station in Hamilton yesterday with Saskatoon-based boogie rock band The Sheepdogs, who released their self-titled fourth album on September 4th, 2012 via Warner Music Canada/Atlantic, Toronto-based indie rock band Tokyo Police Club, who released their third album, Forcefield, on March 24th, … Continue reading

Photos: MusiCounts, Lights Celebrate JUNO Week with $600,000 to 69 Schools

By: Staff –   MusiCounts and past JUNO Award winner and 2015 nominee Lights celebrated JUNO Week by announcing the 2014-2015 recipients of the Band Aid Program via a special presentation at Orchard Park Secondary School in Hamilton this afternoon. This year, the charity has distributed $595,000 in musical instruments among 69 schools across Canada in support … Continue reading

Interview: Big Wreck’s Ian Thornley Talks 2015 JUNO Awards, Songwriting, & “Barbie Girl”

By: Daniel Gerichter (@ZenDonut) – I n his 17 years in Big Wreck and his own, eponymous band Thornley, Ian Thornley has watched his albums become a fundamental part of the Canadian experience. With Big Wreck’s latest album Ghosts, the band has shown a penchant for evolving, but also keeping their best parts in tact. This weekend’s JUNO awards has … Continue reading

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