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

Bruce Allen
President, Bruce Allen Management

Alexandra Bellamy
Managing Director, Head of Assurance and Advisory, CPP Investment

Melissa Bubb-Clarke
Vice President of Music & Live Events, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment

Sky Bridges
Chief Operating Officer, APTN

Helen Britton
President & CEO, Six Shooter Inc.

Shane Carter
President, Sony Music Entertainment Canada

Erik Hoffman
President Canada, Live Nation

Christina Litz
Vice President, Business Development & Revenue, Woodbine Entertainment Group

Miro Oballa
Partner, Taylor Oballa Murray Leyland LLP

Rob Zifarelli
Agent, Paradigm Talent Agency

Jennifer Dettman
Observer, Executive Director, Unscripted Content, CBC

Regional Representatives

Music Yukon


Music Ontario


Northwest Territories
Music NWT


Shevaughn Battle


British Columbia
Music BC


New Brunswick
Music NB


Alberta Music


Nova Scotia
Music Nova Scotia


Sask Music 


Prince Edward Island
Music PEI


Manitoba Music


Newfoundland and Labrador
Music NL


Northern Ontario
Music and Film in Motion






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