Begins streaming Friday, May 15 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CBC Gem and world-wide at CBCMusic.ca/junos
May 8, 2020 – Launched by CBC Music and CARAS, JUNOS 365 SONGWRITERS’ CIRCLE, Presented by SOCAN, in association with Music Publishers Canada, is a series of five virtual events featuring some of Canada’s best songwriters telling the stories behind the songs and performing their work from their homes. Adapted from the popular JUNO Week event that was cancelled due to COVID-19, the second episode of the series will feature Halifax-based, JUNO Award winner Rose Cousins bringing together stories and songs from Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee Ed Robertson (Barenaked Ladies), JUNO Award winner William Prince and 2020 JUNO Award Songwriter of the Year nominee Tenille Townes. The remaining three episodes will be released every other week on Fridays until June 26.
Each year during JUNO Week, JUNO Songwriters’ Circle provides fans with the rare experience of hearing the intriguing stories behind the song, directly from their favourite artists. Each host and the participating songwriters for future JUNOS 365 SONGWRITERS’ CIRCLE episodes will be revealed in advance of each broadcast. For more information, please visit CBCMusic.ca/JUNOS.
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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 icons through the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. For more information on the 50th Annual JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) please visit www.junoawards.ca
For more information, please contact:
Teaghan Hawke, CBC
Meghan McCabe, CARAS/The JUNO Awards