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 firstname.lastname@example.org 416.620.6618 ext. 716 SOURCE: HMV Canada Inc. To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/February2013/20/c6851.html CO: HMV Canada Inc. ST: Ontario NI: ENT 2575 WNEWS MED ENT -0- Feb/20/2013 14:00 GMT
hmv Canada Plays Key Sponsor Role During JUNO Weekend
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