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Juno Awards

March 24, 2025

The JUNO Awards were founded to raise the public profile and recognition of musical artists in Canada and were named in tribute to Pierre Juneau, the first chairperson of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). This year, the JUNOS are to be held in Halifax, at Scotiabank Centre on Sunday, March 24, and hosted by legendary singer, songwriter and pop superstar, Nelly Furtado.

The 53rd celebration will feature show-stopping performances from Canada’s hottest acts including Toronto rock sensations The Beaches, Montreal-born singer-songwriter Charlotte Cardin, and the host of the JUNOS herself, Nelly Furtado with more to be announced.

This year, Hip-Hop pioneer Maestro Fresh Wes will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame with a special presentation and performance presented by TD. Tegan and Sara will also be honoured during the ceremony with the prestigious 2024 Humanitarian Award presented by Award-winning actor and Halifax native Elliot Page.

Tickets to Canada’s Biggest Night in Music on sale now at

Slaight Music is proud to continue its support of the Allan Slaight Juno Masterclass Program. You can read more about that initiative here.

Canadian Folk Music Awards

April 7, 2025

The mission of the Canadian Folk Music Awards is to celebrate and promote Canadian folk music in all its forms. In 2024 the Awards Weekend takes place between April 4th and April 7th, in St John's, Newfoundland.

Slaight Music is proud to sponsor the "Unsung Hero Award", an annual award recognizing the exceptional contribution of an individual, group, or organization active in any aspect of the Canadian folk music scene (performance, promotion, presentation, etc). It is meant to recognize those not generally recognized as a high profile individual, group, or organization, but who work tirelessly behind the scenes for the love of the music and who have not been recognized for their contributions by national or international music entities. It includes volunteers in all their diversity who, year after year, lend support to folk clubs, festivals, house concerts, etc.

Previous recipients include Toronto Publicist Jane Harbury (2011); New Brunswick Journalist Gerry Taylor (2012); Winnipeg Folk Festival Founder Mitch Podolak (2013); Ottawa Impresario and Philanthropist Harvey Glatt (2014); Ottawa Folklore Centre Founder Arthur McGregor (2015); Vancouver’s Rogue Folk Club Founder Steve Edge (2016); Co-Founder of The Carbonear Folk Festival Gerry Strong (2017); Edmonton Folk Music Festival Artistic Director and producer and event sponsor Terry Wickham (2018), Nova Scotian performer, promoter and historian of Canadian Folk music Donnie Campbell (2020), Winnipeg Home Routes General Manager Ava Kobrinsky (2021), and manager, director and producer of trad music and song in Quebec, Geneviève Nadeau (2022).

Indie Week – Indie 101

April 20, 2025

Indie 101 is an online music conference for artists and music industry professionals looking to build a sustainable career in the music industry. The event covers everything you need to know before, during, and after releasing new recordings, including how to monetize your music. You'll learn while making connections with speakers and other attendees that can have a significant impact on your career.

In 2024 the event will be taking place on three consecutive Saturdays.

SAT APR 20 - Day 1 focuses on Songwriting and Production Education
SAT APR 27 - Day 2 explores the ins and outs of the Music Business
SAT MAY 04 - Day 3 delves into Promoting and Marketing Strategies

INDIE WEEK is an industry leader in the digital space, presenting 4 annual music + tech online conferences, a live weekly industry discussion series, a podcast, online mentorship sessions, and the online community DIT for music creators and professionals (songwriters, artists, producers, promoters, festivals, conferences, labels, and more.)

DIT stands for "Do It Together" and has a mission to create a worldwide community to interact, promote, collaborate and make professional connections. There are now over 2300 worldwide members and the community is growing by 100 new members every week. Join the DIT Community here.