Submissions

The JUNO Awards are more than just an award show. They’re a celebration of excellence in Canadian music. If you submit your music to the JUNO Awards, you’re likely to win more than just a shiny new piece of hardware for your mantle. Your music will be heard by Canadian music industry professionals who make up the judges, Nominating & Voting Committee, Music Advisory Committee, and the CARAS Academy Delegates.

Eligibility

Eligible musicians are Canadian Citizens – “Canadian” is defined by CARAS to be: 50% or more of group members hold Canadian birth certificates, passports or are Canadian Permanent Resident(s) with residency in Canada during the last six months of the eligibility period; OR The group is deemed by CARAS, in its sole discretion, to be Canadian as a result of the Canadian member(s) receiving the majority of royalties, touring profits and other proceeds earned by the group; and the Canadian member(s) being the creative force behind the group and/or the principal songwriters for the group.

Eligible music is available for all Canadians – Music is available for national sale* or via a recognized national music streaming provider.**

Eligible product was released during the eligibility period The eligibility period for the 2019 JUNO Awards is between September 1, 2017 and November 9, 2018. Albums available for pre-order online no later than November 9, 2018 will also qualify. Pre-ordered online albums (digital or physical copies) will need to be available no later than November 23. Proof of transaction may be requested.

*Product must be released nationally via brick and mortar stores or third-party online retailers.

**Product must be released via a nationally accessible streaming service that has paid subscriptions, full catalogue, or on-demand streaming. Eligible streaming services are Canadian versions of Amazon Music, Apple Music, Google Play Music, Napster, Slacker, Soundcloud PRO, Spotify, Tidal.

 

Deadlines & Fees

October 1, 2018 to October 19, 2018 at 5pm ET – EARLY BIRD PRICING

Academy Delegates Fee – $40.00 per submission

Standard Fee – $65.00 per submission

October 19, 2018 to November 9, 2018 at 5pm ET – FINAL DEADLINE PRICING

Academy Delegates Fee – $75.00 per submission

Standard Fee – $95.00 per submission

November 30, 2018 to January 4, 2019 at 5pm ET – For International Album of the Year and Album of the Year categories only

Academy Delegates Fee – $75.00 per submission

Standard Fee – $95.00 per submission

To register yourself as an Academy Delegate and save on your submission fees, you can sign up at junoawards.ca/join

The submission fee is non-refundable.

Voting Process by the Numbers

340 Judges are responsible for listening to each of the submissions and voting for the best product in the genre. The judges change each year and are spread out in different facets of the music industry and different regions throughout Canada.

50 Nominating & Voting Committee Members maintain the integrity of the JUNO Awards. It is their responsibility to monitor any changes within the industry as it relates to the awards. The committee brings any necessary changes to the attention of the Board of Directors.

190+ Music Advisory Committee Members are responsible for ensuring that each of the submissions in their specific genre meets the required qualification for the JUNO Awards. Each category has an associated Music Advisory Committee.

Eligibility Questions

Call (416) 485-3135 x 301 from Monday to Friday between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm (ET) or email [email protected]

Technical Support

Call toll-free 1-866-922-9902 from Monday to Friday between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm (ET) or email [email protected] .

Important Dates/Links

  • Oct 01

    Submissions open

  • Oct 19

    (2018, 5PM ET) Early bird deadline

  • Nov 09

    (2018, 5PM ET) Final deadline for ALL categories (except International Album of the Year and Album of the Year)

  • Nov 30

    (2018) Submissions for International Album of the Year and Album of the Year open

  • Dec 10

    (2018, until December 21, 2018) First round of voting for judges and CARAS Academy Delegates

  • Jan 04

    (2019, 5PM EST) Final Deadline for International Album of the Year and Album of the Year, and to submit sales figures for sales categories

  • Jan 29

    Nominees are announced

  • Feb 01

    (Until February 15, 2019) Second round of voting for judges and CARAS Academy Delegates

  • Mar 11

    (Until March 17, 2019) JUNO Week in London, ON

  • Mar 16

    The JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards

  • Mar 17

    The 2019 JUNO Awards air on CBC