TORONTO – The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) today announced that the 2023 JUNO Awards Submissions Presented by TD are now open until Friday, October 28, 2022 at 11:59PM ET* at junosubmissions.ca. All artists and creators meeting the eligibility criteria are encouraged to apply.
To be considered for nomination for the 2023 JUNO Awards, national music release dates must fall between the eligibility period of September 1, 2021 and November 4, 2022*.
Key submission dates and deadlines for JUNO Awards Submissions Presented by TD*:
- September 26, 2022 –Submissions open
- October 14, 2022; 5:00 p.m. ET – Deadline for discounted early-bird submissions
- October 28, 2022; 11:59 p.m. ET – Final submission deadline
From emerging artists to global superstars, last year’s JUNO Awards brought together a total of 235 nominations (526 unique nominees) across 46 categories. Of this, 105 (44%) were first-time nominees and within this total group, first-time JUNO Award winners accounted for a striking 64 per cent. Sixty-five per cent of first time award winners were artists who identify as a woman or artists groups with woman-identifying representation.
2023 JUNO Awards Submissions Presented by TD eligibility:
Eligible music must be available to all Canadians and for national sale (1) or via a recognized national music streaming provider (2).
- Product must be released nationally via brick-and-mortar stores or third-party online retailers.
- Product must be released via a nationally accessible streaming service that has paid subscriptions, full catalogue, or on-demand streaming.
Eligible products must be released during the eligibility period: September 1, 2021 through to November 4, 2022. Albums available for pre-order online no later than November 4, 2022 will also qualify. Pre-ordered online albums (digital or physical copies) must be delivered to the consumer no later than November 18, 2022. Proof of transaction may be requested. Pre-order eligibility does not apply to Music Video of the Year.
Eligible submitters must be Canadian citizens/permanent resident(s). This is defined by CARAS as 50 per cent or more of group members holding Canadian birth certificates, passports or are Canadian Permanent Resident(s) with residency in Canada during the last six months of the eligibility period.
*All dates are subject to change.
Eligible independent Canadian artists will once again have the opportunity to apply for financial support through the 2023 TD JUNOS Submissions Access Program. With support from TD, the program was created by CARAS to support independent Canadian artists, from underrepresented communities, to help cover the cost of submission fees, in up to five JUNO Award categories.
New this year, successful TD JUNOS Submission Access Program applicants who become JUNO Award nominees are eligible to receive $1,500 CAD, from TD, to help offset expenses associated with traveling to and attending the 2023 JUNO Awards.
For more information about the TD JUNOS Submission Access Program and to apply, click here.
For specific JUNO Award category criteria, please visit the Criteria by Category page. For a complete list of JUNO Awards categories, eligibility rules, and voting criteria, visit www.junoawards.ca/submissions.
The 52nd Annual JUNO Awards and JUNO Week 2023 will be hosted in Edmonton, AB from March 9 – 13, culminating in The JUNO Awards, which was recently rescheduled to Monday, March 13, at Rogers Place, broadcast live on CBC TV, CBC Gem, CBC Radio One, CBC Music, CBC Listen, and globally at CBCMusic.ca/junos.
CARAS relies on CARAS Academy Delegates to help nominate and vote on JUNO Award winners each year. Sign up to become a CARAS Academy Delegate and receive up to 40 per cent off submissions. Visit www.junoawards.ca/join.
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CARAS acknowledges the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada, and Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters.
Premier Sponsor: TD Bank Group
Lead Sponsor: SiriusXM Canada
Funding Partners: The Province of Alberta, The City of Edmonton, Explore Edmonton 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. CARAS’ mandate is comprised of four key pillars: Educate through our music education charity, MusiCounts, programs and initiatives; 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. The 52nd annual JUNO Awards Broadcast will take place in Edmonton at Rogers Place on Monday, March 13, 2023. For more information on the JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) please visit www.junoawards.ca.
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