Frequently Asked Questions

Photo: Cœur de pirate and Loud perform “Dans La Nuit” at The 2019 JUNO Awards. Credit: CARAS/iPhoto. 

What defines a release date?

How do I ensure that my entry was submitted properly?


Can I pay for my submission online?

Can I fax or mail in my application?

Are Non-Canadians eligible for any of the categories?

Can I submit to more than one category?

Will an album/recording qualify if it has been previously nominated?

Does previously released/newly arranged material qualify?

If I am asked to provide proof of my release date, what information do I need to provide?

What defines a full album length?

Are cover songs eligible?

Does an album/recording qualify if it is in a different language?

Which categories have consumption requirements?

Which categories have NO consumption requirements?

Regarding the consumption categories, what is included when calculating the sales figures?

How are box sets counted for the consumption categories?

Are live albums eligible?

Are TV/Movie soundtracks eligible?

If an artist was part of a group who has been nominated before and now is in a solo project, do they qualify for Breakthrough Artist of the Year?

What are the eligibility requirements for the Songwriter of the Year category?

Can I submit to two Classical categories in the same year?

If a single in a recording category was nominated last year, and is now on a full album, can the full album be submitted into the same category?

If there is a project that has Co-Producers, how should it be entered?

Will a Production team qualify if one Producer is Canadian and one is NOT Canadian?

Will a Recording Package team qualify if one of the Designers is not Canadian?

Who is eligible to receive the Music Video of the Year award?

If a full album/EP is available and is submitted into Dance Recording of the Year, can a single be submitted or is it mandatory to select three listening cuts?

If I have never been nominated before, should I submit into Artist/Group or Breakthrough Artist/Breakthrough Group?

If I submit to multiple categories, do I only pay one submission fee?