Wednesday, December 3, 2014

The 2015 JUNO Awards in Hamilton: Definitely NOT for Laying Down and Avoiding!

Music, the JUNO Awards & Hamilton

Music Impacts: the BIG Picture

  • Arts and culture is a $46 billion (contributor to) the Canadian economy.
  • Arts and culture represents over 600,000 jobs in the Canadian economy.
  • In 2010, the sound recording industry’s estimated national impact was approximately $400 million.
  • The average salary in the music industries in Canada is $58,400, which is substantially above the average of all industries at $42,700.

The JUNO Awards

  • The JUNO Awards could generate an economic impact of over $10 million for Hamilton.
  • JUNO Week (March 9-15) offers free and ticketed events that draw tourists to stay overnight; with Hamilton hotels projecting 5,200 room nights to be booked.
  • JUNOfest (March 13-14) will engage approximately 15+ live music venues and restaurants in our downtown.
  • Hamilton’s History with the JUNOS & Music
  • Hamilton has hosted the JUNO Awards five times; in 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999 and 2001.
  • A number of Hamilton based JUNO winners and nominees include Adrean Farrugia, Arkells, Caribou, Daniel Lanois, David Braid, Diana Panton, Floria Sigismondi, Harrison Kennedy, Ian Thomas, Jack De Keyzer, Jeremy Fisher, Junkhouse, Monster Truck, Rita Chiarelli, Ronnie Hawkins, Steve Strongman, The City Harmonic, The Killjoys and Tom Wilson.
  • Hamilton has 200+ live music venues and hosts numerous music events and festivals such as the Greenbelt Harvest Picnic, Music at Fieldcote, Boris Brott Festival, SuperCrawl, Festival of Friends and the Hamilton Music Awards to name a few.
  • We have a strong musical history: Hamilton Choral Society (became Hamilton Philharmonic in 1949) 1883, Hamilton Orchestral Society (1884), Hamilton Conservatory of Music (1897), Bach Choir (1932), Bach Elgar Choir (1946), Hamilton All-Star Jazz Band (1984), Hamilton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (1965), Hamilton Music Awards (2004), Festival of Friends (1976)

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