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Inaugural Canadian Music Hall of Fame Ceremony Presented by Music Canada, honours trailblazers in Canadian music history

Jul 23, 2019

The Canadian Music Hall of Fame recognizes Canadian music icons for a first-ever multiple-induction celebration at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre.

 

TORONTO –  The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) today announced the inaugural multiple-induction Canadian Music Hall of Fame Ceremony Presented by Music Canada, taking place at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre in Calgary, AB on October 27, 2019. 

This celebration of Canadian music will honour four new inductees into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. A fifth inductee will be recognized during The 2020 JUNO Awards Broadcast, on Sunday, March 15 in Saskatoon, SK. The Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductees will be announced September 2019. An hour-long special showcasing career highlights from the inductees will air as part of Music Day on CBC, broadcasting Sunday, March 15, 2020, ahead of The 2020 JUNO Awards. 

“Canadian artists have made such a meaningful impact on music and our culture both at home and internationally, and they deserve to be recognized and celebrated,” said Allan Reid, President & CEO, CARAS/The JUNO Awards and MusiCounts. “By expanding the number of inductees in the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, we’re able to honour even more iconic Canadian artists each year.

“Music Canada is proud to present the Canadian Music Hall of Fame Ceremony, which will see more of Canada’s greatest artists take their place in the Hall of Fame,” said Graham Henderson, President & CEO, Music Canada. “Celebrating the milestone achievements of artists is one of the pillars of our organization. Our member companies – Sony, Universal, and Warner – have contributed to the success and legacy of many Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductees. We’re happy to support this inaugural ceremony, which will honour the artists who helped define Canada’s cultural identity with their music.” 

“We’re proud to have built a physical home for music in Canada where the stories of Canada’s diverse artists can live and thrive,” said Andrew Mosker, President and CEO, National Music Centre. “We’re thrilled to welcome these latest inductees into the Halls of Fame galleries at Studio Bell, home National Music Centre, to share their incredible contributions with music lovers from far and wide.”

Calgary’s Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre and the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, will open its doors to invited guests for the event featuring red carpet arrivals, an induction ceremony, performances, the unveiling of exhibitions dedicated to each inductee and a post-event cocktail reception when the recipients will place their name plaques in the Hall of Fame. Also that evening, the MusiCounts Inspired Minds Ambassador Award (MIMAA) will be presented. This award recognizes individuals who have had an extraordinary impact on music education and on the charity MusiCounts over the course of its history. 

Since 1978, the Canadian Music Hall of Fame has celebrated and honoured Canada’s music trailblazers for their immeasurable cultural impact. These artists have shaped the musical landscape and given a powerful voice to the country. The richness of their storytelling and quality of their songs have paved the way for other artists, not just in Canada, but around the world.

The Canadian Music Hall of Fame is governed by CARAS and falls under one of the organization’s 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 49th Annual JUNO Awards and JUNO Week will be hosted in Saskatoon, SK from March 9 through March 15, 2020, culminating in The JUNO Awards Broadcast live from the SaskTel Centre on Sunday, March 15, on CBC, CBC Radio One, CBC Music, the free CBC Gem streaming service in Canada and globally on cbcmusic.ca/junos.

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Links:

Canadian Music Hall of Fame website: http://canadianmusichalloffame.ca

JUNO Awards website: www.junoawards.ca 

MusiCounts website: https://www.musicounts.ca/

Music Canada website: https://musiccanada.com/

Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre: www.studiobell.ca/

CBC Music: www.cbcmusic.ca/junos

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Canadian Music Hall of Fame 

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The JUNO Awards

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Music Canada

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The National Music Centre
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MusiCounts

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About CARAS

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 49th Annual JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) please visit www.junoawards.ca.

 

About Music Canada

Music Canada is a non-profit trade organization that represents the major record companies in Canada:  Sony Music Entertainment Canada, Universal Music Canada and Warner Music Canada. Music Canada also works with some of the leading independent record labels and distributors, recording studios, live music venues, concert promoters, managers and artists in the promotion and development of the music cluster.

 

About Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre
Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre (NMC), is much more than a museum. A national catalyst for discovery, innovation and renewal through music, NMC is preserving and celebrating Canada’s music story inside its home at Studio Bell in Calgary’s East Village. With programming that includes on-site and outreach education programs, performances, artist incubation and exhibitions, NMC is inspiring a new generation of music lovers. For more information, please visit studiobell.ca.

 

For additional information, please contact:

Sheri Clish, rock-it promotions, [email protected] 416.656.0707 ext. 122

Tonisha Bath, rock-it promotions, [email protected]m 416.656.0707 ext. 107