Media Release

The JUNO Awards present JUNO Stories from the Studio

Feb 27, 2019

Panel discussion includes JUNO nominated engineers and producers: Ben Kaplan, Eric Ratz, Greg Wells, Jason Dufour, Mike Wise, Robbie Lackritz, Shawn Everett,

Steve Bays and Thomas D’Arcy, with guest panelist Rookz and host Emm Gryner 

Event in support of MusiCounts, Canada’s music education charity

TORONTO – The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) today announced the return of Stories from the Studio, an event in support of MusiCounts, Canada’s music education charity associated with the JUNOS. Music fans are invited to join renowned JUNO nominated and winning engineers and producers for a panel discussion on what exactly goes into the recording sessions that have resulted in some of Canada’s most iconic songs.

This year, Canadian recording artist and three-time JUNO Award nominee Emm Gryner will host the discussion alongside a talented roster including three-time JUNO Award nominee Ben Kaplan (Recording Engineer of the Year Sponsored by 3M), two-time JUNO Award winner and 11-time JUNO Award nominee Eric Ratz (Jack Richardson Producer of the Year), two-time JUNO Award nominee Greg Wells (Jack Richardson Producer of the Year), JUNO Award winner and two-time nominee Jason Dufour (Recording Engineer of the Year Sponsored by 3M), first-time nominee Mike Wise (Jack Richardson Producer of the Year), nominee Robbie Lackritz (Recording Engineer of the Year Sponsored by 3M), JUNO Award winner and three-time nominee Shawn Everett (Recording Engineer of the Year Sponsored by 3M), first-time nominee Steve Bays (Recording Engineer of the Year Sponsored by 3M), first-time nominee Thomas D’Arcy (Jack Richardson Producer of the Year) and guest panelist, CEO of Sandbox Studios Rookz.

“Canada is home to so many gifted sound engineers and producers and JUNO Stories from the Studio allows us to get a glimpse of the production and creation process behind our favourite songs,” said Allan Reid, President & CEO, CARAS/The JUNO Awards and MusiCounts. If you’re a music student, enthusiastic, aspiring engineer or producer, or music industry professional – we encourage you to come and check out this one of a kind event.”

JUNO Stories from the Studio will take place on Saturday, March 16 at Fanshawe College – School of Tourism, Hospitality, and Culinary Arts, 130 Dundas Street. Doors open at 12pm and the panel will be held from 12:30pm to 2:00pm. Tickets are on sale now for $15 (including fees) and can be purchased via TicketWeb or 1-888-222-6608.

Proceeds from the event support MusiCounts, the music education charity associated with the JUNO Awards. JUNO Stories from the Studio supports the Women In The Studio program created by the Canadian Music Publishers Association.

For more information on the 2019 JUNO Awards, please visit junoawards.ca.

The 48th Annual JUNO Awards and JUNO Week will be hosted in London, ON from March 11 through March 17, 2019, with The JUNO Awards Broadcast live from the Budweiser Gardens at 8 PM ET on Sunday, March 17, on CBC, CBC Radio One, CBC Music the free CBC Gem streaming service in Canada and globally on cbcmusic.ca/junos.

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.

 

Links: Official JUNO Awards website: www.junoawards.ca / Digital Toolkit


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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 48th Annual JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) please visit www.junoawards.ca

 

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