Media Release


Dec 13, 2016

The company will serve as the exclusive data provider for the 2017 awards


New York, NY – December 13, 2016 – Nielsen (NYSE: NLSN) and The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced today that Nielsen Music will serve as the exclusive data provider for the biggest night in Canadian music – the JUNO Awards.

The JUNO Awards will take place in Ottawa over two nights, on April 1 with the JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards and then on April 2 at the Canadian Tire Centre. The 2017 JUNO Awards Broadcast will air on CTV and feature a number of special musical performances, including Shawn Mendes. CARAS will leverage Nielsen’s trusted music data and insights to aide in the selection of this year’s JUNO nominees.

“CARAS is an incredible leader in the Canadian music industry, and we’re thrilled to extend our longstanding relationship with them to help celebrate the achievements of Canadian artists and music at the JUNO Awards,” said Erin Crawford, General Manager, Nielsen Music.

Nielsen Music continues to place a strong focus on the Canadian market, recently launching Music Connect Canada – a service that provides the Canadian music industry with a comprehensive view of music consumption information.

“The JUNO Awards are very excited to renew our collaboration with Nielsen moving forward into 2017,” said Allan Reid, President & CEO, CARAS/The JUNO Awards & MusiCounts. “For years they have been providing us with trusted data, which is crucial in helping us determine the nominees in many categories.”


About Nielsen

Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE: NLSN) is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers Watch and Buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content—video, audio and text—is consumed. The Buy segment offers consumer packaged goods manufacturers and retailers the industry’s only global view of retail performance measurement. By integrating information from its Watch and Buy segments and other data sources, Nielsen provides its clients with both world-class measurement as well as analytics that help improve performance. Nielsen, an S&P 500 company, has operations in over 100 countries that cover more than 90% of the world’s population. For more information, visit



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. The main focus of CARAS is the exploration and development of ongoing opportunities to showcase and promote Canadian artists and music through vehicles such as The JUNO Awards and other year-round initiatives. For more information on the 46th Annual JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) please visit


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Chris Robins – 310.854.8113 –[email protected]

Mat Newman – 310.854.8198 – [email protected]


For more information about Nielsen Music, contact:

Paul Shaver, [email protected]


For more information about CARAS and THE 2017 JUNO AWARDS, contact:

Michelle Easton, rock-it promotions, [email protected], 416.656.0707 ext.103

Zai Karim, rock-it promotions, [email protected], 416.656.0707 ext. 127