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CBC and CARAS shine a spotlight on Canadian music with Music Day on CBC and the 50th Annual JUNO Awards

Tune into the 2021 JUNO Awards broadcast nationwide Sunday, June 6 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CBC TV, CBC Gem, CBC Radio One, CBC Music, CBC Listen, globally on CBCMusic.ca/junos and livestreamed on CBC Music’s TikTok, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages  

 

JUNO Week is now underway with virtual events available to stream in the lead up to Sunday’s Music Day on CBC, a full day lineup of special music programming kicking off at 6 a.m. ahead of the 50th annual JUNO Awards broadcast

 

June 1, 2021 – This week, Canada’s public broadcaster and The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) are bringing Canada’s biggest celebration of music to audiences on all platforms with a special lineup of the best of Canadian music for this year’s virtual JUNO Week and Music Day on CBC leading up to the 50th annual JUNO Awards Broadcast.

The 2021 JUNO Awards will be broadcast nationwide this Sunday, June 6 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CBC TV, CBC Gem, CBC Radio One, CBC Music, CBC Listen, globally on CBCMusic.ca/junos and livestreamed on CBC Music’s TikTok, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages, featuring appearances by Alessia Cara, Ali Gatie, Andrew Phung, Anne Murray, The Basement Gang, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Ed Robertson (Barenaked Ladies), Feist, Gordon Lightfoot, Haviah Mighty, Jann Arden, Jessie Reyez, Jim Cuddy, JP Saxe, Julia Michaels, Jully Black, Justin BieberKardinal Offishall, KAYTRANADA, Liberty Silver, Maestro Fresh Wes, Max Kerman (Arkells), Michael Bublé, Michie Mee, NAV, Paul Brandt, Sarah McLachlan, Serena Ryder, Shania Twain, The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Susan Aglukark, Tate McRae, The Tragically Hip, Will Arnett and William Prince.

In advance of Sunday’s broadcast, 37 JUNO Awards will be given out at the JUNO Opening Night Awards Presented by Music Canada on Friday, June 4thHosted by Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe, this virtual celebration will feature performances by nominees Ammoye, Kirk Diamond and TÖME, Crown Lands, Klô Pelgag, Lindsay Ell and MacKenzie Porter, TOBi and 2020/2021 Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class group, MONOWHALES. Stream the event for free at cbcmusic.ca/junos, on CBC Gem or CBC Music’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages at 8pm ET / 5pm ET.

As the home for Canadian music, CBC and CARAS are dedicated to showcasing homegrown artists with virtual JUNO Week events and the return of MUSIC DAY ON CBC to CBC TV, CBC Radio and CBC Gem, highlighting a range of musicians from new and emerging voices to some of the country’s biggest and brightest stars across all genres. New to this year’s MUSIC DAY ON CBC lineup, MY JUNOS MOMENT follows iconic artists including k.d. lang, Alanis Morissette, Maestro Fresh Wes, Corey Hart, Michael Bublé and more as they relive their biggest JUNOS moments from the past 50 years, while IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK takes viewers inside Canadian music halls and hidden gems across the country where musicians share their memories of historic nights in their favourite venues. 

See below for the full MUSIC DAY ON CBC radio, television and streaming schedule and here for the full 2021 JUNO Week schedule of virtual events.
 

MUSIC DAY ON CBC – Sunday, June 6

 

On CBC TV and streaming on CBC Gem:

 
CBC Music presents: The Intro – 5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT

  • Hosted by Saroja Coelho, this special JUNOS edition of The Intro showcases rising artists from across the country through interviews and live performances.

CBC Music presents: If These Walls Could Talk – 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT

  • A one-hour special taking you inside Canada’s iconic music venues and hidden gems. Top Canadian musicians share stories of their historic nights at some of the country’s best concert halls.

CBC Music presents: My JUNOS Moment – 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT 

  • The biggest Canadian artists relive their iconic JUNOS moments. Alessia Cara takes on hosting duties as some of Canada’s top music experts help define these special moments in JUNOS history.

The 2021 JUNO Awards – 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT

  • CBC Music presents the biggest night in Canadian music, featuring appearances, award presentations and performances from groundbreaking Canadian artists like The Tragically Hip with Feist, Justin Bieber, Maestro Fresh Wes, Jann Arden and more.
     

On CBC Music radio and streaming on CBC Listen:

 
Weekend Mornings on CBC Music – 6 a.m. local time (6:30 NT) 

  • Damhnait Doyle highlights great music from the 2021 JUNO Awards performers and nominees.

In Concert – 9 a.m. local time (9:30 NT)

  • Hosted by Paolo Pietropaolo, In Concert will feature 2021 classical winners and present the JUNO Classical Showcase recorded at the Glenn Gould studio.

The JUNO Jazz showcase   11 a.m. local time (11:30 NT)

  • Hosted by Laila Biali, this JUNOS jazz session features nine legendary musicians nominated in the three jazz categories at the 2021 JUNO Awards. From traditional to vocal, from group to Latin, the showcase has all the jazz stylings covered.

Frequencies – 12 p.m. local time (12:30 NT)

  • Hosted by Errol Nazareth, Frequencies celebrates the world music album of the year nominees by spinning songs from nominated artists like Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra, Lengaïa Salsa Brava, Mazacote, Okan and Zal Sissokho.

The Reclaimed JUNO showcase – 1 p.m. local time (1:30 NT)

  • Connecting the generations and Indigenous nations across Turtle Island and beyond, this Reclaimed session features performances from this year’s Indigenous JUNO Award nominees and the next wave in Native music. From Nunavut to Wiikwemkoong, Denendeh to Tkaronto, host Jarrett Martineau celebrates the sounds of Indigenous folk, roots, blues, powwow step and moccasin gaze.

CBC Music presents: The Intro – 2 p.m. ET/AT/CT/MT, 2:30 p.m. NT and 7 p.m. PT

  • Hosted by Saroja Coelho, this special JUNOS edition of The Intro showcases rising artists from across the country through interviews and live performances.

The Block JUNO showcase  – 3 p.m. ET/AT/CT, 3:30 p.m. NT and 8 p.m. MT/PT 

  • Hosted by Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe, The Block travels musically across genres. Using hip hop as a central tenet, the show crosses many intersections within Black music from across the diaspora. For this special JUNOS edition, The Block celebrates Black musical achievement of the past, present and future with a selection of live performances from Michie Mee, Ammoye, Dijah SB and more. 

Deep Dive on Jann Arden – 4 p.m. ET/AT, 4:30 p.m. NT and 9 p.m. CT/MT/PT 

  • Host Rich Terfry deep dives into Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee Jann Arden’s hit album, 1994’s Living Under June.

The East Coast JUNO Hour – 5 p.m. Atlantic only, 5:30 p.m. NT

  • Hosted by Bill Roach, this is a celebration of East Coast JUNO winners from this year and years past. 

JUNO Songwriters’ Circle – 5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT

  • Hosted by Jim Cuddy and featuring Carole Pope (Rough Trade), Deborah Cox, Dan Hill and Leah Fay and Peter Dreimanis from July Talk, CBC Music and the JUNO Awards’ perennially popular Songwriters’ Circle celebrates five decades of excellence in songwriting.

The JUNO Winners’ Circle – 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT

  • Hosted by Odario Williams, this celebration of winners from the JUNO Opening Night Awards includes commentary and context from some of your favourite CBC Music hosts.

The 2021 JUNOS Awards – 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT

  • CBC Music presents the biggest night in Canadian music, featuring appearances, award presentations and performances from groundbreaking Canadian artists like The Tragically Hip with Feist, Justin Bieber, Maestro Fresh Wes, Jann Arden and more.

In addition to the Music Day on CBC lineup, funded by the Government of Canada, The JUNOS assembled Archival Revival Presented by TD, where each clip within the series lets viewers relive the most iconic JUNOS moments. Memories include Quincy Jones inducting David Foster into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame,  Avril Lavigne’s first-ever performance on the JUNOS stage, Tina Turner bringing out Bryan Adams for ‘’It’s Only Love’’ and Catherine O’Hara meeting Corey Hart. Now with over 4 million video views across the series, these treasured moments allow viewers the opportunity to relive nostalgic music moments in Canadian history. 

CARAS has also launched a digital content series rising Presented by TD and made possible with the support of Ontario Creates, that showcases artists’ creative process and the stories behind their art with highly produced documentary features. The project launched in November 2018 to bring artists new audiences and increase their exposure and notoriety within the industry. Streaming on the JUNO Awards’ Facebook and YouTube channels the episodes include Once A Tree,  Night Lovell, Ali Gatie, Amaal , CARYS and Fateh.  Total video views across the series are now at over 1.3 Million. 

Additionally for the 50th edition of the JUNO Awards, CARAS has engaged established Canadian music journalists to write 50 Years of JUNOS throwback pieces for the organization’s website, funded by the Government of Canada. 

Exclusive Broadcast and Content Partner:

CARAS acknowledges the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada and of Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters.

Lead Sponsors: TD Bank Group, SiriusXM Canada, Freedom Mobile, Ford of Canada, and TikTok

Funding Partners: The Province of Ontario, the City of Toronto and Radio Starmaker Fund

Links:

Official JUNO Awards website: www.staging.junoawards.ca 
CBC Music: www.cbcmusic.ca/junos

JUNO Awards

Twitter: @TheJUNOAwards / Instagram: @TheJUNOAwards / Facebook: @TheJUNOAwards / Hashtag: #JUNOS, #JUNOS50

About CARAS

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) is a not-for-profit organization created to preserve and enhance the Canadian music industry and promote higher artistic and industry standards. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the JUNO Awards, a national celebration of Canadian music. In honour of this significant milestone, CARAS will launch exciting initiatives in the host city of Toronto, and nationally across our country. Each initiative will drive forward CARAS’ four key pillars: Educate through MusiCounts’ charitable programs and community resources, Develop emerging artists through mentorship and development programs, Celebrate Canadian artists with year-round JUNO Awards showcasing, and Honour music industry icons through the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. In a time unlike any other, our sound connects and unites us. The JUNOS are proud to represent so many Canadian facets of music, performance and recording, distinctly, All Our Sound. For more information on the 50th Annual JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) please visit www.staging.junoawards.ca.

About CBC/Radio-Canada

CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster. Through our mandate to inform, enlighten and entertain, we play a central role in strengthening Canadian culture. As Canada’s trusted news source, we offer a uniquely Canadian perspective on news, current affairs and world affairs. Our distinctively homegrown entertainment programming draws audiences from across the country. Deeply rooted in communities, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We also deliver content in Spanish, Arabic and Chinese, as well as both official languages, through Radio Canada International (RCI). We are leading the transformation to meet the needs of Canadians in a digital world.

About CBC Music

CBC Music is the leading curator of emerging and diverse Canadian music talent across platforms, playing the most Canadian artists and genres on radio, CBC Listen and cbcmusic.ca. We prioritize Canadian artists in a wide variety of genres on over 200 playlists available on CBC Listen, and publish daily national music coverage. CBC Music Live features live music recordings from across the country. Our music partnerships and events include The JUNOS, the Polaris Music Prize, Searchlight, the CBC Music Festival, The Canadian Music Class Challenge and Canada Listens.

For more information about the JUNOS broadcast on CBC, please contact:

Teaghan Hawke, CBC PR
teaghan.hawke@cbc.ca

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