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Diverse lineup of performers confirmed to take the stage at JUNO Songwriters’ Circle Presented by SOCAN in association with Canadian Music Publishers Association 

Feb 28, 2019

David Foster, Dan Mangan, Elisapie, Laila Biali, Meghan Patrick,

and Tyler Shaw, to perform on March 17 in support of MusiCounts live on CBC Radio One, CBC Music and globally at

TORONTO — The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) today announced the performers confirmed for this year’s 2019 JUNO Songwriters’ Circle Presented by SOCAN in association with Canadian Music Publishers Association.

Six-time JUNO Award winner and recipient of the 2019 Humanitarian Award Presented by Music Canada David Foster, two-time JUNO Award winner Dan Mangan (Adult Alternative Album of the Year), Elisapie (Indigenous Music Album of the Year Presented by APTN), Laila Biali (Vocal Jazz Album of the Year), Meghan Patrick (Breakthrough Artist of the Year Sponsored by FACTOR, The Government of Canada and Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters; Country Album of the Year) and Tyler Shaw (Pop Album of the Year), will all perform for music enthusiasts on March 17. In addition, Tom Power, host of q on CBC Radio One, will act as co-host alongside the previously announced Alan Doyle as they join the artists for an intimate show, providing fans with the rare experience of hearing the stories behind the song directly from their favourite artists.

Proceeds from JUNO Songwriters’ Circle will benefit MusiCounts – Canada’s music education charity associated with CARAS and the JUNO Awards. The event, dubbed the “Jewel of JUNO Week”, gives guests the exclusive opportunity to hear the stories behind their favourite songs in a live, acoustic setting.

“The work of a songwriter is the work of the heart and the soul,” said Eric Baptiste, CEO of SOCAN, the largest organization in Canada’s music ecosystem. “It also takes time, diligence and a lifetime of learning and striving to perfect their artistic craft. By collecting, identifying and distributing their hard-earned royalties, SOCAN helps music creators to keep creating, and it is an honour to present the JUNO Songwriters’ Circle, celebrating some of Canada’s greatest and most passionate creative talent.”

Presented by SOCAN (The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada) and in association with Canadian Music Publishers Association, JUNO Songwriters’ Circle will take place Sunday, March 17 from 12 – 2pm at Centennial Hall (550 Wellington St., London, ON).

For those who cannot attend the performances, the show will broadcast live on CBC Radio One and CBC Music, and for the first time on Canadians who miss the live broadcast can enjoy encore presentations on CBC Radio One, March 22 and March 29 (2pm-3pm) and CBC Music, March 25 and April 1 (7pm-8pm).

Tickets for JUNO Songwriters’ Circle are on sale now through or by phone at 1-888-999-8980 or at the Centennial Hall Box Office, starting at $49.50 – $69.50 (including taxes plus service fees).

Promotional Partners: 103.1 Fresh Radio, 980 CFPL, BX93, Classic Rock 98.1, Country 104, Easy 101.3, FM96, Pattison Outdoor Advertising, The London Free Press

Exclusive Broadcast and Content Partner:

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

The JUNO Awards are made possible with the support of Ontario Creates (formerly OMDC).

Lead Partners: Apple Music and TD Bank Group.

Funding Partners: The Province of Ontario, the City of London, Tourism London.


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The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences/L’académie canadienne des arts et des sciences de l’enregistrement (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. For more information on the 48th Annual JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) please visit


About MusiCounts

MusiCounts, Canada’s music education charity associated with CARAS and the JUNO Awards, is keeping music alive across Canada by putting musical instruments into the hands of children that need them most. MusiCounts’ mission is to ensure that children and youth in Canada have access to music programs through their schools and communities. MusiCounts celebrates musical excellence and achieves its mission through various programs and music education initiatives. Since 1997 MusiCounts has awarded over $11,000,000 in support of music education in Canada.



SOCAN is a rights management organization that connects more than four-million music creators worldwide and more than a quarter-million businesses and individuals in Canada. Nearly 160,000 songwriters, composers, music publishers and visual artists are its direct members, and more than 100,000 organizations are Licensed To Play music across Canada. With a concerted use of progressive technology and unique data as well as a commitment to lead the global transformation of rights management, with wholly-owned companies Audiam, Dataclef and MediaNet, SOCAN is dedicated to upholding the fundamental truths that music and visual arts have value and creators and publishers deserve fair compensation for their work. For more


About Canadian Music Publishers Association
The Canadian Music Publishers Association is a membership-based organization, founded in 1949, that ensures the views of music publishers in Canada are heard. It is our mission to create business opportunities for our members and to promote their interests and those of their songwriting partners through advocacy, communication, and education.


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