Hannah Georgas and Serena Ryder Added as Performers for CTV's Broadcast of THE 2013 JUNO AWARDS

— March 19, 2013

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REGINA (March 19, 2013)CTV and The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced live from Regina today that JUNO Award nominees Hannah Georgas and Serena Ryder will light up the stage as performers on CTV’s live broadcast of THE 2013 JUNO AWARDS. Georgas and Ryder join previously announced performers including Billy Talent, Carly Rae Jepsen, Marianas Trench, host Michael Bublé, and The Sheepdogs, with additional performers still to be announced.

A nominee in 2011 for New Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year, Georgas will grace the JUNO stage for the first time this year with two nominations under her belt, for Alternative Album of the Year (sponsored by Long & McQuade) and Songwriter of the Year (sponsored by SiriusXM Canada). Ryder, no stranger to the JUNOS stage, having performed at THE 2009 JUNO AWARDS in Vancouver and THE 2011 JUNO AWARDS in Toronto, is also nominated in two categories this year, for Single of the Year and Adult Alternative Album of the Year.

**Media Note** Photos and biographies for THE 2013 JUNO AWARDS performers are available at www.bellmediapr.ca  and www.junoawards.ca

“I'm truly honoured to be a part of the JUNO Awards broadcast this year,” says Hannah Georgas. “There's a lot of great Canadian music nominated and I'm just happy to be amongst it all."

“I look forward to celebrating another amazing year of great Canadian music,” says Serena Ryder. “I am so excited to hit the JUNO stage once again to perform for music lovers in Regina and for those watching at home nationwide!”

Tickets are currently on sale for THE 2013 JUNO AWARDS. Tickets range from $59 to $189 (plus taxes and service charges) and are available through the Evraz Place Box Office, by phone at 1-855-985-5000, and online at www.ticketmaster.ca.

Additional performers and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks.

Born in Newmarket and based in Vancouver, Hannah Georgas burst onto Canada’s music scene in 2009, with her debut EP The Beat Stuff, garnering buzz across Canada. That same year, Georgas won CBC Radio’s Bucky Award for Best New Artist. In 2010, Georgas released her full length debut, This Is Good, and in 2011 she was nominated for her first JUNO Awards, for New Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year. Later that year, Georgas nabbed both the Emerging Artist of the Year award at XM’s Verge Music Awards and the Solo Artist of the Year award at the Sirius/XM-sponsored Indies. Since then, Georgas has toured internationally and performed as part of Kathleen Edwards’ touring band, which included a performance on THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN. Georgas released her latest self-titled album in October 2012 which is nominated for two 2013 JUNO Awards for Alternative Album of the Year and Songwriter of the Year.

Born in Toronto, Serena Ryder is kicking off 2013 in trailblazing form with her latest album, Harmony, achieving certified Gold status in just a few short months. The album’s first single “Stompa has already garnered incredible attention, achieving Platinum certification in Canada, a first for Ryder. A three-time JUNO Award winner, and a nominee this year in the Single of the Year and Adult Alternative Album of the Year categories, Ryder is an artist adored by fans, peers, and critics alike which is due mainly in part to her immense raw and earnest songwriting talent and beautifully electric live performances. Ryder has toured with Melissa Etheridge, shared the stage with Ray Lamontagne and David Gray, and has seen her songs featured on CTV’s GREY’S ANATOMY, GOSSIP GIRL, and PRIVATE PRACTICE.

THE 2013 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 Programming and Sports.

 

Broadcast sponsors of THE 2013 JUNO AWARDS are Chevrolet, Garnier, TD Bank Group, and Virgin Mobile.


Sponsors of the THE 2013 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, the Province of Saskatchewan, Potash Corp, the City of Regina, the Regina Hotel Association, the City of Moose Jaw, and TD.

About CARAS
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 42nd Annual JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences' (CARAS) website please visit
www.junoawards.ca or www.carasonline.ca.

About Bell Media Independent Production

Bell Media has commissioned and co-produced some of Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed original programming, while working with the best Canadian independent producers in the country. Hit CTV series include ratings success stories SAVING HOPE and THE LISTENER, and the recently concluded game changer FLASHPOINT. New for 2013 on CTV are the drama series MOTIVE and PLAYED (working title), relationship comedy SATISFACTION, multi-cam office comedy SPUN OUT, and THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, a Canadian-produced, complementary version of the hit international series. Among the scripted series on Bell Media specialty channels are the two-time Emmy®-nominated hit DEGRASSI and the upcoming dramas ORPHAN BLACK and BITTEN. In total, Bell Media ordered 26 new original Canadian series in 2012, and put 35 scripted projects into development.

 

About CTV
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 10 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, and digital. 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.

 

Web Links:
Official JUNO Awards website:
www.junoawards.ca
CTV’s JUNO Awards website:
www.junos.ctv.ca
CARAS website:
www.carasonline.ca
CTV website:
www.ctv.ca

Twitter: @hannahmusic

Twitter: @serenaryder

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For more information on THE 2013 JUNO AWARDS on CTV, contact:

Nicola Krishna, 416.384.5276 or nicola.krishna@bellmedia.ca

Mary Costa, 416.384.7702 or mary.costa@bellmedia.ca

For more information on CARAS and THE 2013 JUNO AWARDS, contact:

Adrienne Kakoullis, 416.628.5610 or akakoullis@holmesPR.com

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