OTTAWA, April 1, 2012 /CNW/ - All across this country, talented artists are making our country proud. Canada is home to more than 30,000 composers and songwriters. Our music industry enriches our lives, creates jobs, and generates economic growth.
Thanks to Canadian creativity, our country has earned itself a special place on the international scene. We rank as the third largest exporter of musical talent in the world, and we are the sixth largest market in the world for recorded music.
Our Government recognizes the importance of the music industry, and we are proud to support our artists who help showcase our culture at home and abroad.
Congratulations to this year's award winners and nominees, including:
- Group of the Year: Arkells
- Artist of the Year: Feist
- Songwriter of the Year: Dallas Green
On behalf of the Government of Canada, I would like to commend all the nominees and winners of the 2012 JUNO Awards.
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