The Juno Awards return for 50th-anniversary event May 16, 2021

After being forced to cancel the Junos this year–sorry Saskatoon–and moving to a virtual sort of thing, CARAS today (Dec 1) announced that the 50th-anniversary Juno Awards will be held in Toronto on May 16. What form those awards will take all depends on the whims of COVID-19. Protocols and practices are in place to make sure the Junos happen in some fashion.

Nominees (a record number, apparently) will be announced in the New Year.

At a virtual press conference today, CARAS unveiled a new award design. Several, actually: a gold one for winners and a silver version for both Special Award recipients and both gold and silver awards for inductees into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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