2021 JUNO Awards Media Accreditation Applications Now Open - The JUNO Awards

2021 JUNO Awards Media Accreditation Applications Now Open

TORONTO – Today, the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced media accreditation is now open for the 2021 JUNO Opening Night Awards (Friday, June 4, 2021) and  The 50th Annual JUNO Awards Broadcast (Sunday, June 6, 2021), both being held as virtual events. 

Media accreditation will be open from Tuesday, April 6 at 10 a.m. ET to Friday, May 7 at 5 p.m. ET. Due to the volume of applications received, submissions will not be accepted after the deadline. Media will be notified of their accreditation status no later than Friday, April 30.

Media accreditation will only be open to media outlets. Requests from individuals or freelancers will only be considered if they can confirm JUNOS coverage on behalf of a media outlet.  

Please note: all media opportunities will be held virtually. For media accreditation criteria please visit junoawards.ca/media-accreditation.

WHAT:              2021 JUNO Awards Media Accreditation

WHERE:           junoawards.ca/media-accreditation

WHEN:            Opens: Tuesday, April 6 at 10 a.m. ET
                         Closes: Friday, May 7 at 5 p.m. ET

The week-long virtual music celebration commences Monday, May 31, and will include various virtual JUNO Week events (details to come), including the 2021 JUNO Opening Night Awards, on Friday, June 4, where 37 statuettes will be handed out. Closing with the country’s biggest night in music – The 50th Annual JUNO Awards Broadcast will air live across Canada Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CBC TV, CBC Gem, CBC Radio One, CBC Music and streaming globally on CBCmusic.ca/junos.

Web Links:

Official JUNO Awards website: www.junoawards.ca

CBC Music: www.cbcmusic.ca/junos

JUNO Awards

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

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


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.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 connects Canadians with the very best in music. Available through the CBC Listen app, online, on radio and in television specials throughout the year, CBC Music privileges Canadian artists and songs. Offering 200 free music streams, CBC Music draws from all genres and classifications with knowledgeable hosts and programmers. Home to the JUNO Awards and your favourite music from across the country, discover the next great act with CBC Music. For more, visit www.cbcmusic.ca.

For more information on media accreditation please contact:

Dillon Shaver, rock-it promotions, [email protected]