Grimes called out the Juno Award committee on Twitter over the lack of women in some of the leading categories as well as several technical categories. It goes way beyond the Junos.Read more
The 43rd Juno Awards were held last night in Winnipeg, highlighting the best of Canadian music for the last year or so. Being a fan of many Canadian artists, the Junos have long held a special seat during awards season for me, even if I rarely agree with most aspects of how they work.
While the Junos are known by many to award the best in Canadian music, my biggest criticism has been that it often sticks with the most popular Canadian artists who have attained international fame within the period of eligibility. If an artist had a big year in the United States, by default they almost always have a good year at the Junos.Read more
I used to be a big supporter and fan of Canadian music. The old saying “It’s Canadian!” was always justification enough for why we should like a new artist or an unknown song. And the pride when a Canadian song received international attention was always swelling. The late 90s was a great period for this when CanCon favourites Alanis Morissette,Read more