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TORONTO (March 20, 2014) – CTV and The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced today that six-time JUNO Award winners Arcade Fire, rockers OneRepublic, and eight-time JUNO Award winner Sarah McLachlan, are the latest performers confirmed for CTV’s broadcast of THE 2014 JUNO AWARDS, March 30.
Leading the 2014 JUNO Award nominations with six, including Album of the Year, Arcade Fire, unable to attend THE 2014 JUNO AWARDS due to touring commitments, take part in broadcast via a taped performance. The world premiere, exclusive performance – dedicated by the band to the JUNO Awards – will be a one-of-a-kind recorded experience for viewers of Canada's biggest night in music.
Rockers OneRepublic make their JUNO Awards debut this year with what is bound to be an exhilarating performance of their latest hit single, “Counting Stars.” At five-times platinum, “Counting Stars” is the highest-selling single for the band ever in Canada.
McLachlan, who has performed at the JUNO Awards seven times, returns to the JUNO stage with the Canadian television debut performance of “Beautiful Girl” from her upcoming album, Shine On. It was previously announced that McLachlan would appear as a special presenter for MusiCounts, Canada’s music education charity, associated with CARAS. McLachlan will be speaking about the extensive work MusiCounts is doing in 2014 that will help keep music alive for Canadian youth and put instruments into the hands of children who need it most.
Arcade Fire, OneRepublic, and Sarah McLachlan join previously announced performers Brett Kissel, Classified, Dean Brody, Gord Bamford, Matt Mays, Robin Thicke, Serena Ryder, The Sheepdogs, Tegan and Sara, and Walk Off The Earth. Co-hosted by Classified, Johnny Reid, and Serena Ryder, THE 2014 JUNO AWARDS air live, Sunday March 30 on CTV and CTV GO at 8 p.m. CT/9 p.m. ET (check local listings to confirm broadcast times and stations). Additional announcements regarding the broadcast will be made next week.
**Media Note** - Photos and biographies for THE 2014 JUNO AWARDS performers are available at www.bellmediapr.ca/network/CTV and www.junoawards.ca.
Tickets are still available for THE 2014 JUNO AWARDS. Tickets range from $39 to $189 (plus service charges) and are available through the MTS Centre Box Office, by phone at 1-855-985-5000, and online at www.ticketmaster.ca.
THE 2014 JUNO AWARDS is produced by Insight Productions in association with CTV and The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS). Executive Producers are John Brunton and Barbara Bowlby for Insight Productions, and Melanie Berry and Ed Robinson for CARAS. Lindsay Cox is Supervising Producer. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production. Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice President, Programming, CTV Networks. Phil King is President, CTV, Sports, and Entertainment Programming.
Broadcast sponsors of THE 2014 JUNO AWARDS are Dodge Dart, Garnier, TD, and Virgin Mobile.
Sponsors of the THE 2014 JUNO AWARDS include FACTOR, Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters and The Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s “Canada Music Fund,” Radio Starmaker Fund, Province of Manitoba, the City of Winnipeg, Tourism Winnipeg, Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries, and TD Bank Group.
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 ongoing opportunities to showcase and promote Canadian artists and music through vehicles such as The JUNO Awards and other year-round initiatives. For more information on the 43rd Annual JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences' (CARAS) website please visit www.junoawards.ca or www.carasonline.ca.
CTV is Canada's #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada’s most-watched television network for the past 12 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and Out-of-Home. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network’s website at CTV.ca.
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