Archive | March, 2014

The 2014 Juno Awards – Nominees and Predictions (Part 3: Songs and Recordings)

30 Mar
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MTS Centre, site of the 2014 Juno Awards in Winnipeg.

 

As the 2014 Juno Awards draws nigh, CCM examines the last set of categories–all those involving Songs and Recordings, as well as a few miscellaneous categories. As always, we bring you our own personal predictions. Let us know what you think!

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SINGLE OF THE YEAR

“Reflektor” – Arcade Fire

  • “Reflektor” — Arcade Fire

  • “Inner Ninja” — Classified ft. David Myles

  • “It’s a Beautiful Day” — Michael Bublé

  • “What I Wouldn’t Do” — Serena Ryder

  • “Closer” — Tegan and Sara

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CCM PICKS:

Richard M: “Reflektor” — Arcade Fire

Nathan C: “Inner Ninja” — Classified ft. David Myles

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RAP RECORDING OF THE YEAR

Flying Colours – Shad

  • Classified — Classified

  • Nothing Was the Same — Drake

  • In My Opinion — Rich Kidd

  • Flying Colours — Shad

  • Everywhere We Go — SonReal

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CCM PICKS:

Richard M: Flying Colours — Shad  

Nathan C: Nothing Was the Same — Drake

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DANCE RECORDING OF THE YEAR

>album title goes here< — deadmau5

  • “This is What it Feels Like” — Armin van Buuren & Trevor Guthrie

  • >album title goes here< — deadmau5

  • “Tsunami” — DVBBS & Borgeous

  • “Locked Down” — Jacynthe

  • “Heartbreaker” — Mia Martina

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CCM PICKS:

Richard M: >album title goes here< — deadmau5

Nathan C: “Tsunami” — DVBBS & Borgeous

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R&B/SOUL RECORDING OF THE YEAR

“Kiss Land” — The Weeknd

 

  • “Kaleidoscope” — Joanna Borromeo

  • “Can’t Choose” — JRDN ft. Kardinal Offishall

  • “There’s Only One” — Kim Davis

  • “Gone” — Melanie Durrant

  • “Kiss Land” — The Weeknd

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CCM PICKS:

Richard M: “Kiss Land” — The Weeknd

Nathan C: “Kiss Land” — The Weeknd

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REGGAE RECORDING OF THE YEAR

“Love Collision” — Dru

  • “Mandela” — Akustix

  • “Baby It’s You” — Ammoye

  • “Love Collision” — Dru

  • “Rebel Massive” — Dubmatix

  • “Strive” — Exco Levi & Kabaka Pyramid

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CCM PICKS:

Richard M: “Love Collision” — Dru

Nathan C: “Love Collision” — Dru

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RECORDING PACKAGE OF THE YEAR

Arts & Crafts: 2003-2013 by Arts & Crafts, Various Artists

  • Ian Grais and Chris Staples (Art Directors), Sofia Pona, Kim Ridgewell, Lisa Nakamura (Designers), Ben Tour (Illustrator)Bones by Bodhi Jones

  • Jayme L. Spinks (Art Director/Designer), Janet Kimber (Photographer) – Lullabies and Wake-Up Calls by Dinah Thorpe

  • Menno Versteeg (Art Director), Anne Douris (Designer), Annie Murphy (Photographer) – White Paint by Hollerado

  • Robyn Kotyk (Art Director/Designers/Illustrator), Petra Cuschieri, Justin Peroff (Designers)Arts & Crafts: 2003-2013 by Arts & Crafts, Various Artists

  • Vincent Lévesque and Alex Ortiz (Art Director/Designer/ Illustrator/Photographer) – La Mort Pop Club by We Are Wolves

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CCM PICKS:

Richard M: Robyn Kotyk (Art Director/Designers/Illustrator), Petra Cuschieri, Justin Peroff (Designers)Arts & Crafts: 2003-2013 by Arts & Crafts, Various Artists

Nathan C: Robyn Kotyk (Art Director/Designers/Illustrator), Petra Cuschieri, Justin Peroff (Designers)Arts & Crafts: 2003-2013 by Arts & Crafts, Various Artists

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VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • Agathe Bray-Bourret Je t’aime comme tu es” by Daniel Bélanger


 
 

  • Briin ‘Briin?’ Bernstein & Daniel AM Rosenberg “Friend of Mine” by D-Sisive


 
 

  • John Poliquin “Anything” by Hedley


 
 

  • WeWereMonkeys  “King and Lionheart” by Of Monsters and Men


 
 

  • Matt Barnes  “Feeling Good” by The Sheepdogs

 

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CCM PICKS:

Richard M: Matt Barnes – “Feeling Good” by The Sheepdogs

Nathan C: Briin ‘Briin?’ Bernstein & Daniel AM Rosenberg “Friend of Mine” by D-Sisive

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That’s all, folks. Enjoy the show!

Author: Canadian Content Machine Staff

 

The 2014 Juno Awards – Nominees and Predictions (Part 1: People)

28 Mar

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On March 30th, 2014, Winnipeg will host the 2014 Juno Awards at the MTS Centre.  The evening will be c0-hosted by Nova Scotian rapper Classified, singer-songwriter Serena Ryder and Scottish-Canadian country artist Johnny Reid. Classified and Ryder are expected to co-perform a song to open the ceremony. Others scheduled to perform include R&B crooner Robin Thicke, indie duo Tegan and Sara, Saskatoon rockers The Sheepdogs, and breakthrough country musician Brett Kissel.

Classified will lend a hand in hosting, but may bring home some hardware for himself.

Starting today and leading up to the official broadcast on Sunday, CCM will look at all the award categories and nominees. As well, CCM will offer their own staff predictions! Let’s start off by looking at all the categories where the awarded are People.

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ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Robin Thicke

  • Céline Dion

  • Drake

  • Michael Bublé

  • Robin Thicke

  • Serena Ryder

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CCM PICKS:

Richard M: Robin Thicke

Nathan C: Drake

Jordan S:  Robin Thicke

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GROUP OF THE YEAR

Arcade Fire

  • Arcade Fire

  • Blue Rodeo

  • Hedley

  • Tegan and Sara

  • Walk Off the Earth

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CCM PICKS:

Richard M: Arcade Fire

Nathan C: Arcade Fire

Jordan S:  Tegan and Sara

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JUNO FAN CHOICE AWARD

Serena Ryder

  • Arcade Fire

  • Avril Lavigne

  • Céline Dion

  • Drake

  • Hedley

  • Justin Bieber

  • Michael Bublé

  • Robin Thicke

  • Serena Ryder

  • Walk Off the Earth

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CCM PICKS:

Richard M: Justin Bieber

Nathan C: Justin Bieber

Jordan S: Justin Bieber

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BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Brett Kissel

  • Brett Kissel

  • Florence K

  • Tim Hicks

  • Tyler Shaw

  • Wake Owl

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CCM PICKS:

Richard M: Brett Kissel

Nathan C: Brett Kissel

Jordan S: Tyler Shaw

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BREAKTHROUGH GROUP OF THE YEAR

A Tribe Called Red

 

  • A Tribe Called Red

  • Autumn Hill

  • Born Ruffians

  • Courage My Love

  • July Talk

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CCM PICKS:

Richard M: July Talk

Nathan C: A Tribe Called Red

Jordan S:  A Tribe Called Red

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SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

Ron Sexsmith

  • Arcade Fire 

    – “Afterlife”, “Here Comes the Night Time”, “Reflektor” from Reflektor by Arcade Fire

  • Henry “Cirkut” Walter

    –  “Roar” (co-songwriters Katy Perry, Luke Gottwald, Max Martin, Bonnie McKee) from Prism by Katy Perry; “Timber” (co-songwriters Lee Oskar, Luke Gottwald, Kesha Sebert, Armando C. Pérez, Priscilla Hamilton, Greg Errico, Jamie Sanderson, Breyan Stanley Isaac, Keri Oskar, Pebe Sebert) from Global Warming: Meltdown by Pitbull; “Wrecking Ball” (co-songwriters Luke Gottwald, Maureen Anne McDonald, Stephan Moccio, Sacha Skarbek) from Bangerz by Miley Cyrus

  • Ron Sexsmith

    – “Deepens with Time”, “Nowhere to Go”, “Snake Road” from Forever Endeavour by Ron Sexsmith

  • Serena Ryder

    – “Stompa”, “What I Wouldn’t Do” from Harmony by Serena Ryder; “When You Know (feat. Serena Ryder)” (co-songwriter Matt Epp) from Learning to Lose Control by Matt Epp & The Amorian Ensemble

  • Tegan and Sara Quin

    – “Closer”, “I Was a Fool”, “Now I’m All Messed Up” from Heartthrob by Tegan and Sara

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CCM PICKS:

Richard M: Henry “Cirkut” Walter

Nathan C: Ron Sexsmith

Jordan S: Ron Sexsmith

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JACK RICHARDSON PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

Henry “Cirkut” Walter

  • Brian Howes and Jacob Hoggard

    – “Anything”, “Crazy for You” from Wild Life by Hedley

  • Eric Ratz

    – “Sweet Mountain River”, “The Lion” from Furiosity by Monster Truck

  • Henry “Cirkut” Walter (co-producer Luke Gottwald)

    – “Wrecking Ball” from Bangerz by Miley Cyrus; “Give It 2 U” from Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke

  • Ryan Guldemond and Ben Kaplan

    – “Let’s Fall in Love”, “Bit by Bit” from The Sticks by Mother Mother

  • Thomas “Tawgs” Salter

    – “This Is the Best” from Advanced Basics by USS; “Red Hands” (co-producer Gianni “Luminati” Nicassio) from R.E.V.O. by Walk off the Earth

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CCM PICKS:

Richard M: Henry “Cirkut” Walter (co-producer Luke Gottwald)

Nathan C: Henry “Cirkut” Walter (co-producer Luke Gottwald)

Jordan S:Henry “Cirkut” Walter (co-producer Luke Gottwald)

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RECORDING ENGINEER OF THE YEAR

Randy Staub

  • David Travers-Smith

    – “Dancing in the Dark” from These Wilder Things by Ruth Moody; “Flabbergasp” (co-engineer Jason Freeman-Fox) from The Opposite of Everything by Jaron Freeman-Fox

  • Eric Ratz

    – “Sweet Mountain River”, “The Lion” from Furiosity by Monster Truck

  • Howie Beck

    – “Robotic” (co-engineer Graham Walsh) from Hannah Georgas by Hannah Georgas; “Red Hands” from R.E.V.O. by Walk off the Earth

  • Kevin Churko (co-engineer Kane Churko)

    – “The Wrong Side of Heaven” from The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 1 by Five Finger Death Punch; “Stardust” from Lux by Gemini Syndrome

  • Randy Staub

    – “Hollow” from The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here by Alice in Chains; “Be My Baby” from To Be Loved by Michael Bublé

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CCM PICKS:

Richard M: Randy Staub

Nathan C: Howie Beck

Jordan S: Eric Ratz

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Who do you think is going to win? Give us a shout in the comments! Stay tuned for the next installment!

Author: Canadian Content Machine Staff