In Stores March 30, 2010
TORONTO, March 10 /CNW/ - SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT CANADA INC. is honoured to release the JUNO Awards 2010 nominee compilation album, in stores on March 30, 2010. The project is a joint venture between Canada's four major labels (EMI Music Canada Inc., Sony Music Entertainment Canada Inc., Universal Canada and Warner Music Canada) and The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS).
The JUNO Awards 2010 nominee compilation album is a non-profit package with proceeds going to MusiCounts, Canada's music education charity associated with CARAS. MusiCounts is dedicated to keeping music alive in schools through Band Aid musical instrument grants, scholarships and by honouring extraordinary music teachers. Since 2003 the annual JUNO Awards nominee compilation albums have sold close to a quarter of a million copies in Canada.
SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT CANADA INC President Shane Carter commented: "We are delighted to be releasing the JUNO Awards 2010 compilation album reflecting the great spectrum of Canadian talent, particularly the new crop of artists showcased beside internationally renowned names. The selections on the CD celebrate some of the most diverse music of the past year, honouring our established musicians, while encouraging the next generation of stars to shine."
1 Michael Bublé Haven't Met You Yet
2 K'Naan Wavin' Flag
3 Nickelback Burn It To The Ground
4 Three Days Grace Break
5 Billy Talent Rusted From The Rain
6 Arkells Oh, The Boss Is Coming!
7 Metric Gimme Sympathy
8 The New Cities Dead End Countdown
9 Hedley Cha-Ching
10 Classified Anybody Listening
11 Justin Bieber One Time
12 Down With Webster Rich Girl$
13 Drake Best I Ever Had
14 Stereos Summer Girl
15 Shiloh Operator (A Girl Like Me)
16 The Tragically Hip Love Is A First
17 Jann Arden A Million Miles Away
18 Blue Rodeo Arizona Dust
19 Johnny Reid A Woman Like You
20 Diana Krall Walk On By
Since CTV joined forces with CARAS in 2002, THE JUNO AWARDS has been broadcast from St. John's (2002), Ottawa (2003), Edmonton (2004), Winnipeg (2005), Halifax (2006), Saskatoon (2007), Calgary (2008) and Vancouver (2009). In March 2009, 1.23 million Canadians watched Russell Peters host for the second time for THE 2009 JUNO AWARDS from Vancouver on CTV. Peters first hosted in 2008. Previous hosts of THE JUNO AWARDS include Nelly Furtado (2007), Pamela Anderson (2006), Brent Butt (2005), Alanis Morissette (2004), Shania Twain (2003) and Barenaked Ladies (2002).
Sponsors of the 2010 JUNO Awards include FACTOR, Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage's "Canada Music Fund", with commitments from The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, the City of St. John's and Radio Starmaker Fund.
Sponsors of THE 2010 JUNO AWARDS broadcast on CTV are Chevrolet, Garnier, Pepsi and Rogers
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 and recording industries and to contribute toward higher artistic and industry standards. The main focus of CARAS is the exploration and development of opportunities to showcase and promote Canadian artists and music through vehicles such as the JUNO Awards. For more information on The 39th Annual JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS), please visit our websites at www.carasonline.ca and www.junoawards.ca.
CTV, Canada's Olympic Network, is also Canada's largest private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV is Canada's most-watched television network. CTV Inc. also owns radio stations across the country and owns or has interests in leading national specialty channels, featuring news, sports, factual, arts, entertainment, music, youth and fashion programming. CTV Inc. is owned by CTVglobemedia Inc. Canada's premier multi-media company, which also owns Canada's national newspaper, The Globe and Mail. CTV is the official broadcaster of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and London 2012 Games of the Olympiad. More information about CTV may be found on the network's website at www.ctv.ca.
MusiCounts, Canada's music education charity associated with The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, is helping to keep music alive in schools across Canada. MusiCounts' mission is to ensure that children in Canada have access to a comprehensive music program through their school. MusiCounts includes Band Aid musical instrument grants, the MusiCounts Teacher of the Year Award, Scholarships and other music education initiatives. MusiCounts is supported by various initiatives such as the JUNO Award nominee compilation CD; annual contributions by CTVglobemedia; EMI Music Canada Inc.; Sony Music Entertainment Canada Inc.; Universal Music Canada and Warner Music Canada Ltd.; as well as Songwriters' Circle sponsored by CMPA and SOCAN; Juno Cup sponsored by The Keg Steakhouse and Bar; and individual and corporate contributions, including Astral Media, The Keg Spirit Foundation, Rogers Broadcasting Ltd., and SIRIUS Canada Inc. Since the Program's establishment in 1997, over 3.5 million dollars has been donated impacting 214 post secondary music program graduates and over 250,000 individual students, their schools and communities, from coast to coast. MusiCounts has also honoured five extraordinary music teachers through the MusiCounts Teacher of the Year Award. For more information, please visit: www.musicounts.ca
About Sony Music Entertainment Canada Inc.
Sony Music Entertainment Canada Inc. a division of Sony Music Entertainment, is a global recorded music company with a roster of current artists that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. It is home to premier record labels representing music from every genre, including American Recordings, Arista Nashville, Arista Records, Aware, Battery Records, Beach Street Records, Black Seal, BNA Records, Cinematic, Columbia Nashville, Columbia Records, Epic Records, Essential Records, Flicker Records, Fo-Yo Soul, GospoCentric, Hitz Committee Entertainment, J Records, Jive Records, LaFace Records, Legacy Recordings, Masterworks, Polo Grounds, RCA Records, RCA Nashville, RCA Red Seal, RCA Victor, Reunion Records, Slightly Dangerous, Sony Classical, Sony Music Latin, Star Time International, Verity Records, and Volcano Entertainment. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.
The JUNO Awards: http://www.junoawards.ca
MusiCounts: www.musicounts.ca /www.musicompte.ca
CD Artwork: http://filevault.sbmg.ca/filevault.cgi?key=JfAXpdyq
SOURCE Sony Music Entertainment Canada Inc.
For further information: For further information: about the JUNO Awards 2010 compilation album, contact: Erica Silver, SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT CANADA Inc., Tel: (416) 589-3050, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; For information on CARAS and The JUNO Awards please contact: Chris McDowall, Holmes Creative Communications, Tel: (416) 628-5648, E-mail: email@example.com; For more information on CTV and THE 2010 JUNO AWARDS broadcast, please contact: Renee Dupuis, CTV Inc., Tel: (416) 384-3154, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org