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Performers for 2017 JUNO Songwriters’ Circle Announced

Mar 13, 2017

Chantal Kreviazuk, Colin Linden, Daniel Caesar, Donovan Woods, Lisa LeBlanc and Paul Murphy (Wintersleep) join Host Bruce Cockburn to perform in MusiCounts benefit event on April 2

TORONTO, ON The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) today announced the artists confirmed to perform at the 2017 JUNO Songwriters’ Circle, to be held in the NAC Theatre at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa on Sunday, April 2, 2017 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. ET. Considered the “jewel of JUNO Week,” the JUNO Songwriters’ Circle is an intimate musical showcase benefiting MusiCounts that is co-presented by SOCAN (The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada) and Yamaha Canada Music, in association with the Canadian Music Publishers Association.

The 2017 JUNO Award nominees set to perform at this year’s event include 2017 JUNO Award nominees Chantal Kreviazuk (Adult Contemporary Album of the Year), Colin Linden (Blues Album of the Year), Daniel Caesar (R&B/Soul Recording of the Year), Donovan Woods (Songwriter of the Year), Lisa LeBlanc (Contemporary Roots Album of the Year) and Wintersleep’s Paul Murphy (Adult Alternative Album of the Year). Previously announced, Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee and 12-time JUNO Award-winner Bruce Cockburn will perform and host the event.  

Tickets for the 2017 JUNO Songwriters’ Circle are no longer available, due to popular demand, this show is now sold out.

Canada Live will broadcast Set 1 on CBC Radio 1 on Friday, April 7 (14:00 local times across the country) and CBC Radio 2 on Monday, April 10 (19:00 local times across the country).

And Canada Live will broadcast Set 2 on CBC Radio 1 Friday, April 14 (14:00 local times across the country) and CBC Radio 2 on Monday, April 17 (19:00 local times across the country).


Promotional Partners of the 2017 JUNO Songwriters’ Circle: 92.3 JACK FM, 580 CFRA, 1310NEWS, boom 99.7, CBC Ottawa, Le Droit, Metro News, Ottawa Citizen, Pattison Outdoor Advertising and Rouge 94.9

JUNO Week 2017 will be hosted in Ottawa from March 27 through April 2, 2017. A live broadcast of The 46th Annual JUNO Awards will air on CTV and CTV GO on Sunday, April 2 from the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa.

Premier Partners of The 2017 JUNO Awards: CARAS acknowledges the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada and of Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters, Radio Starmaker Fund, Ottawa 2017, the Province of Ontario, the Ontario Media Development Corporation, Ottawa Tourism, Google Play Music and TD Bank Group.

Web Links:

Official JUNO Awards website:

Twitter: @TheJUNOAwards

Instagram: @TheJUNOAwards

Hashtag: #JUNOS



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

About SOCAN:

SOCAN connects more than four-million music creators worldwide and more than a quarter-million businesses and individuals in Canada. Nearly 150,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers are its direct members, and more than 130,000 organizations are Licensed To Play music across Canada. With a concerted use of progressive technology and a commitment to lead the global transformation of music rights, with wholly-owned companies Audiam and MediaNet, SOCAN is dedicated to upholding the fundamental truths that music has value and music creators and publishers deserve fair compensation for their work. For more information: @socanmusic  

About Yamaha Canada Music:

Established in 1969, Yamaha Canada Music Ltd. offers a full line of musical instruments and audio/visual products to the Canadian market. Yamaha Canada Music is a wholly owned subsidiary of Yamaha Corporation, Japan, whose products and services are recognized the world over for superior quality in acoustics, design, technology, and craftsmanship.

About the Canadian Music Publishers Association:

The Canadian Music Publishers Association is the oldest music industry association in Canada (founded in 1949). We create global business opportunities for our members and promote their interests and those of their songwriting partners through advocacy, communication, and education. Website: | Social: @canmuspub

About MusiCounts:

MusiCounts, Canada’s music education charity associated with The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and The JUNO Awards, is helping to keep music alive 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 education.MusiCounts achieves its mission through the Band Aid Program, the MusiCounts TD Community Music Program, the MusiCounts Teacher of the Year Award, Scholarships and other music education initiatives.

About CBC Music

CBC Music is Canada’s free digital music service connecting Canadians with the very best in Canadian and international music. Simple and easy to navigate, CBC Music gives music fans access to over 60 web radio stations, available on your smartphone or tablet. plus content from the most knowledgeable music personalities and programmers from across the country.

For more information on the JUNO Awards or interview requests, please 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


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