About The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences

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CARAS Board of Directors
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CARAS & MusiCounts Staff


Photo: Barenaked Ladies with Steven Page are inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame (top), JUNO winner Daniel Caesar (2018 R&B/Soul Recording of the Year Sponsored by CBC Music) performs “We Find Love” (left). Credit: CARAS/iPhoto 

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences/L’académie canadienne des arts et des sciences de l’enregistrement (CARAS) was formed in 1975 as an umbrella not-for-profit organization to oversee The JUNO Awards – Canada’s Music Awards, the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, and MusiCounts, Canada’s music education program associated with CARAS.

CARAS is a not-for-profit organization created to preserve and enhance the Canadian music industry and to contribute toward 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.