Our main focus is the exploration and development of opportunities to showcase and promote Canadian artists and music. As an involved member of our industry, CARAS needs your participation to properly identify, reward, and promote the achievements of Canadian artists.
Your Involvement is Key.
The Canadian music industry continues to be shaped and influenced by the degree of energy and enthusiasm invested by those who participate in it. The future looks brighter than ever for Canadian music; our star system more impressive than ever. CARAS relies on the active participation of industry professionals like you to uphold the fundamental JUNO process; created specifically and solely to enhance our music industry through an annual, nationally televised awards show — the JUNO Awards.
The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) was formed in 1975 as an umbrella not-for-profit organization for The JUNO Awards – Canada’s Music Awards, MusiCounts, Canada’s music education program associated with CARAS and the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.
CARAS’ mandate is to promote and celebrate Canadian music and artists.
The JUNO Awards is Canada’s premier awards show, which encompass a week-long celebration of Canadian music, culminating in The JUNO Awards Broadcast where Canadian artists are recognized for excellence of achievement in recorded music.
MusiCounts, Canada’s music education charity associated with CARAS, is dedicated to ensuring that young Canadians regardless of socio-economic circumstances and cultural background have the opportunity to experience the joy of music, explore their talent, build self-esteem, and above all dream big.
CARAS Board of Directors
Chair – Mark Cohon
Executive Chairman, Georgian Bay Spirits Company
1st Vice-President – Steve Kane
President, Warner Music Canada
2nd Vice-President – Julie Adam
Senior Vice President Radio, Rogers Communications
Secretary/Treasurer – Jeffrey Remedios
President & CEO, Universal Music
President, Bruce Allen Management
Managing Director, Head of Assurance and Advisory, CPP Investment
Vice President of Music & Live Events, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment
Chief Operating Officer, APTN
President & CEO, Six Shooter Inc.
President, Sony Music Entertainment Canada
President Canada, Live Nation
Vice President, Business Development & Revenue, Woodbine Entertainment Group
Partner, Taylor Oballa Murray Leyland LLP
Agent, Paradigm Talent Agency
Observer, Executive Director, Unscripted Content, CBC
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