The countdown is officially on.
Around this time next year Canada’s music spotlight will be here in London. The 2019 JUNO awards show is coming to London and with that will be the biggest Canadian music stars.
The 47th annual JUNO Awards on Sunday night was one to remember with it’s fair share of tears and cheers. The Barenaked Ladies reunited and a tribute was payed to the late Gord Downie. It was a special tribute to Downie who was thanked in a video message and went on to win Artist of the Year.
The city of London had a watchful eye on the awards show with a live-screening from The London Music Hall. There was also a group of people from the London host committee at the event in Vancouver to pick up some tips for hosting next year.
Chad Price, a singer-songwriter from London is ecstatic about Canada’s big music awards show coming to London.
“Yeah we’re all excited. It’s a spotlight on our city so there’s going to be spillover. There will be tons of music industry people in the city that are going to get a chance to experience what we have to offer, including our local music scene which is thriving these days.”
According to the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts, host cities benefit from around $10-million in direct and indirect spin-off revenue.