As a leading voice of the country's music industry, the Company is partnering
with The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences to sponsor the JUNO
Award for "International Album of the Year Award" and JUNO Fan Fare
TORONTO, Feb. 20, 2013 /CNW/ - hmv Canada, Canada's premiere retail
destination for music and entertainment, announced today its continued support
of The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and the JUNO
Awards through the sponsorship of the 2013 JUNO Fan Fare and the
"International Album of the Year" Award category. This is the second year in a
row hmv Canada has sponsored the award and the first time it is sponsoring
JUNO Fan Fare. JUNO Week will be held April 15 - 21, 2013 in Regina and
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.
"For nearly 25 years, hmv Canada has played a leading role in supporting the
Canadian music community," said Saundra Bianchi, Director of Marketing, hmv
Canada. "Our involvement with CARAS goes back to day one of our existence in
Canada and has helped connect customers with a key hallmark of our brand -
deep passion for and knowledge of the music Canadians love. It is always a
thrill to work with CARAS because we can help lead the evolution of the music
and share it with Canadians to enhance their music journey. We are proud to
support CARAS with these sponsorship opportunities and are excited for what
this year's JUNO Awards will bring."
JUNO Fan Fare will take place on Saturday April 20, 2013 at noon at the
Cornwall Centre in Regina. In the coming weeks, hmv Canada will be announcing
multiple contesting opportunities both nationally and locally at its Cornwall
Centre location via social media, in-store point of sale, and print
advertising and encourages fans to stay connected to learn more. Prizes will
include JUNO Fan Fare wrist bands, VIP wristbands to JUNO Fan Fare with Green
Room access and JUNO weekend experience packages.
About hmv Canada
hmv Canada's first store opened in 1986, from which it has grown to become a
Canadian entertainment market leader with 113 stores from Newfoundland to
British Columbia, including flagship locations in Toronto, Edmonton, and
Montreal. hmv Canada is an innovator in its market, launching in 2009
hmvdigital.ca its digital music store , in 2010, the hmv Pure customer rewards
program, which has attracted over 1.2 million paid cardholders, and in 2012
The Vault music streaming service, giving users access to millions of tracks
to stream on a personal computer or mobile device. hmv has been named
Canadian Music Retailer of the Year for the past 20 years, and has also been
recognized as the Canadian Entertainment Network DVD Retailer of the Year. In
July 2011, Hilco acquired hmv Canada from the UK's HMV Group plc.
HMV Canada Elyssa Macri email@example.com 416.620.6618 ext. 716
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