Prism Prize Announces Top 20 Long-List Canadian Videos

To go hand in hand with the Juno announcements, Prism Prize, which honours the best in Canadian music videos and its production, have announced their long-list of nominees. Dictated by a 120-person jury made up of industry professionals who seek the best of the best in creativity, originality, innovation, effective execution, the award winner would receive $15K and a screening at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto.

Check out a few of the nominees, including Jazz Cartier and Kaytranada, before they announce their short list of 10 videos on Tuesday, March 28th.

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The JUNOs Announce 2017 Nominees

With just a few months left until the 2017 Juno Awards take place on April 2nd in Ottawa, the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences have announced their full list of nominees.

While a few Juno vets resurfaced, including Drake, Shawn Mendes, A Tribe Called Red and The Weeknd, it’s the newcomers who are making a splash this year. Tory Lanez, Jazz Cartier, Tasha The Amazon, Daniel Caesar, DVSN (+ Nineteen85 with an individual nom) and Kaytranada a just a few of the new artists being nominated.
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The City of Toronto Issues a Statement Regarding Music Venue Protection

In the past few months, Toronto has seen a few sic venues closing, including The Hoxton and long-standing venues like Hugh’s Room and the Silver Dollar. In light of these recent closures, the city has teamed up with the Toronto Music Advisory Council to address things like music venue protection in an economy that doesn’t always favour the music industry in our city. With the next meeting taking place February 13th, it’s important to voice your opinions and concerns, as well as ideas, and can do so by sending an email to music@toronto.ca.

“City of Toronto elected officials and staff have been constantly looking at strategies and actions that might be taken to help our music venues and the musicians and wider communities they support. 

Read the full statement on behalf of the city and TMAC after the break.
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