JUNOS http://blog.stingray.com/junos en Sarah Legault | Stingray Rising Stars Winner | 2020 JUNOS http://blog.stingray.com/sarah-legault-stingray-rising-stars-winner-2020-junos <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Sarah Legault | Stingray Rising Stars Winner | 2020 JUNOS</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Stingray</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 07/24/2020</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>Meet Sarah Legault, this year's JUNOS' "Video of the Year" winner, and Stingray Rising Stars prize recipient! She directed and animated the video for iskwē's song "Little Star." This award-winning video is both beautiful and impactful, conveying the theme of missing and murdered Indigenous women and youth. Sarah Legault sat down with us, so you can get to know the artist behind the work, her inspirations, and more!</strong></p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <h2><strong>Interview with Sarah Legault, Stingray Rising Stars and JUNOs award winner!</strong></h2> <p><strong><span><span><span>What is your earliest artistic memory?</span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span><span><span>My earliest artistic memory was scribbling with my aunt Laurie on paper, and her telling me to try and find images within the scribbles as we coloured them in.</span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span>Where/When did you become an artist professionally?</span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span><span><span>I moved to London Ontario in 2002, because I wanted to get involved in the vibrant arts scene that I discovered. I later had my first group art exhibition in 2004 (with many to follow).</span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span>Who and what are your main influences?</span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span><span><span>I do have many influences in my life. To name a few: I adore the animations of The Quay Brothers, the storytelling and visuals of Guillermo Del Toro, the down to earth and prolific energy driven powers of Nile Rodgers, and out of the box creators such as Salvador Dali, Marina Abramović and David Lynch. </span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span>How did you come to do the music video for iskwē?</span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span><span><span>iskwē, contacted me after seeing a project that I animated and co-directed for Billy Talent - A Ghost Ship of Cannibal Rats. I then went to see her perform in Hamilton Ontario, at the Cotton Factory, and introduced myself to her after the show - at this point we started to brainstorm ideas for a music video over the following year.</span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span>What do you plan to do with the prize money?</span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span><span><span>It will more than likely be used to help create future projects.</span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span>If you had to live inside a music video for the rest of your life, which would it be and why?</span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span><span><span>This is a very hard (but great) question… a lot of videos that I admire are videos that would be more of a nightmare scenario to live in for the rest of my life. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>At the moment I would have to say; Amanda Palmer and Edward Ka-Spel - The Clock At The Back Of the Cage, Directed by: Christy Louise Flaws, Chris Bennett, &amp; Luke O’Connor.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>I love the directors vision of a large scale interchangeable dreamscape, made up of bedroom materials. I feel like living in this environment, you’d quickly master the ability to build new scenes in order to control your environment and create your next adventure.</span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong><span><span><span>Head over to Stingray Music to listen to our <a href="http://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_T0221?utm_source=editorial&amp;utm_medium=blog&amp;utm_campaign=on-going" target="_blank">JUNOs 2020 music channel</a>, and go check out last year's winner <a href="https://blog.stingray.com/ali-eisner-stingray-rising-stars-winner-2019-junos" target="_blank">here</a>!</span></span></span></strong></p> <h2><span style="font-size:1.3rem"><span style="box-sizing:inherit"><span style="font-weight:600"><span style="line-height:1"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-family:proximanova, Helvetica, Roboto, Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-variant-ligatures:normal"><span style="font-variant-caps:normal"><span style="letter-spacing:normal"><span style="orphans:2"><span style="text-transform:none"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="widows:2"><span style="word-spacing:0px"><span style="background-color:#ffffff"><span style="text-decoration-style:initial"><span style="text-decoration-color:initial"><span style="box-sizing:inherit"><span style="box-sizing:inherit"><span style="box-sizing:inherit">Follow Sarah Legault’s work!</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></h2> <p style="margin:0px 0px 0.6rem; text-align:left; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"><span style="font-size:18px"><span style="box-sizing:inherit"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="text-transform:none"><span style="color:#333333"><span style="font-family:proximanova, Helvetica, Roboto, Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-variant-ligatures:normal"><span style="font-variant-caps:normal"><span style="letter-spacing:normal"><span style="orphans:2"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="widows:2"><span style="word-spacing:0px"><span style="background-color:#ffffff"><span style="text-decoration-style:initial"><span style="text-decoration-color:initial"><span style="box-sizing:inherit"><span style="box-sizing:inherit"><span style="box-sizing:inherit">Instagram - @the_art_of_sarah_legault</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 0.6rem; text-align:left; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"><span style="font-size:18px"><span style="box-sizing:inherit"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="text-transform:none"><span style="color:#333333"><span style="font-family:proximanova, Helvetica, Roboto, Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-variant-ligatures:normal"><span style="font-variant-caps:normal"><span style="letter-spacing:normal"><span style="orphans:2"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="widows:2"><span style="word-spacing:0px"><span style="background-color:#ffffff"><span style="text-decoration-style:initial"><span style="text-decoration-color:initial"><span style="box-sizing:inherit"><span style="box-sizing:inherit"><span style="box-sizing:inherit">Twitter - @Sarah_Legault</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 0.6rem; text-align:left; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"><span style="font-size:18px"><span style="box-sizing:inherit"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="text-transform:none"><span style="color:#333333"><span style="font-family:proximanova, Helvetica, Roboto, Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-variant-ligatures:normal"><span style="font-variant-caps:normal"><span style="letter-spacing:normal"><span style="orphans:2"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="widows:2"><span style="word-spacing:0px"><span style="background-color:#ffffff"><span style="text-decoration-style:initial"><span style="text-decoration-color:initial"><span style="box-sizing:inherit"><span style="box-sizing:inherit"><span style="box-sizing:inherit">Personal Websites: </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="http://www.sarahlegault.com/" target="_blank">http://www.sarahlegault.com/</a></p> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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Each year, Stingray is proud to sponsor the Video of the Year category at the JUNOs. And this year will be no exception! Our Stingray Rising Stars prize which includes $3,000 in cash will be awarded to the winner of that category.  </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Take a look at this year’s nominees for Video of the Year:</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row"> <div class="col"> <h2 class="text-align-justify">Caraz</h2> <p class="text-align-justify">Music video for "Bun Dem" by Sarahmée</p> <p class="text-align-justify"><img alt="Caraz" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="d1c4789b-f94b-4082-8b2e-d5e4e5aef4e2" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/38_01%20-%20Caraz%20-%20Director%20Photo.jpeg" /></p> </div> <div class="col"> <h2 class="text-align-justify">Johnny Jansen</h2> <p class="text-align-justify">Music video for "Record Shop" by Said the Whale</p> <p class="text-align-justify"><img alt="Johnny Jansen" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="48e00ea8-5f53-4750-9ee5-69f8022c4d9d" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/38_02%20-%20Johnny%20Jansen%20-%20Director%20Photo.jpg" /></p> </div> </div> </div> <p class="text-align-justify"> </p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row"> <div class="col"> <h2 class="text-align-justify">Sarah Legault</h2> <p class="text-align-justify">Music video for "Little Star" by iskwē</p> <p class="text-align-justify"><img alt="Sarah Legault" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="1f9aa726-a3bc-47d9-969e-b62f72d99bb2" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/38_05%20-%20Sarah%20Legault%20-%20Director%20Photo.jpg" /></p> </div> <div class="col"> <h2 class="text-align-justify">Le GED</h2> <p class="text-align-justify">Music video for "Back Off" by Laurence Nerbonne</p> <p class="text-align-justify"><img alt="Ali Eisner" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="c4c27b82-98ee-4bc0-81df-3439545d1935" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/38_04%20-%20Le%20GED%20-%20Director%20Photo.jpg" /></p> </div> </div> </div> <p class="text-align-justify"> </p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row--1-2 row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <h2 class="text-align-justify">Jonathan Robert </h2> <p class="text-align-justify">Music video for "Topographe" by Corridor</p> <h2 class="text-align-justify"><img alt="Jonathan Robert" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="9ea513a3-5e24-43b9-981e-433190a069d9" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/Webp.net-resizeimage%20%2813%29.jpg" /><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Follow our Instagram account on March 14 to find out who the winner is!</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></h2> </div> </div> </div> <h3 class="text-align-justify"><a href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/play/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_N1370&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=americanafest-2018-fresh-vibe&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=artists-to-watch-september-2018" target="_blank">⏯</a><a href="https://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_T0221?utm_source=editorial&amp;utm_medium=blog&amp;utm_campaign=on-going" target="_blank"> Listen to the JUNOS 2020 channel</a></h3> <p class="text-align-justify"> </p> <p class="text-align-justify"><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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We’ll be attending and covering various events, presenting one of our prestigious Stingray Rising Stars awards, and promoting our Canadian talent on our JUNOS-themed music channel.</span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><a href="https://music.stingray.com/en/CA/rising-star?utm_source=stingray-blog&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank"><strong><span><span>STINGRAY RISING STARS</span></span></strong></a></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">During the JUNO Gala Dinner and Awards on Saturday, March 14, Stingray will present the<span> <a href="https://blog.stingray.com/junos-2020-video-year-nominees-stingray-rising-stars?utm_source=editorial&amp;utm_medium=blog&amp;utm_campaign=on-going" target="_blank">Video of the Year category</a>.</span> Stingray is thrilled to contribute to Canadian artists’ continued success by presenting a $3000 bursary to the winner as part of the Stingray Rising Stars program. This initiative sets out to discover, encourage, promote, and champion new up-and-coming Canadian artists.  </span></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><br /><span><span><span><a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/GalaxieMusic" target="_blank"><strong><span><span>STINGRAY PAUSEPLAY</span></span></strong></a></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Our PausePlay team will be all over the 2020 JUNO Awards this year! Catch us at all the events and especially on the red carpet, where we will meet up with some old friends and some incredible new artists!</span></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span> </span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><a href="http://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_T0221?utm_source=editorial&amp;utm_medium=blog&amp;utm_campaign=on-going" target="_blank"><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">SPECIAL PROGRAMMING</span></strong></span></span></span></a></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">This year, our programming team has put together a great roster of channels for multiple services! 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field__item"><h3><span><span><span><strong>The mission and vision of Ali Eisner</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span>On Saturday March 16, 2019, Stingray presented the Video of The Year award accompanied by a $3,000 bursary. This year’s <a href="https://blog.stingray.com/junos-2019-video-year-nominees-stingray-rising-stars?utm_source=stingray-blog&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank">Stingray Rising Stars nominees</a> were Peter Huang, Ben Knechtel, Andrew Hines, Ali Eisner, and Andrew de Zen. The bar was set high as last year’s winner was innovative artist <a href="https://blog.stingray.com/grimes-stingray-rising-stars-winner-2018-junos?utm_source=stingray-blog&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank">Claire Boucher aka Grimes</a>. This year, 2007 Stingray Rising Stars winners Tokyo Police Club introduced the award mentioning how invaluable the support from Stingray was for their career.</span></span></span></p> <figure role="group" class="caption caption-img"><img alt="JUNOS Tokyo Police Club" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="ea695340-b964-44c4-ab87-3ecfd16571a3" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/JUNOS-TokyoPoliceClub_CARAS%20iPhoto%20Inc.jpg" /><figcaption>Tokyo Police Club |  © CARAS iPhoto Inc.</figcaption></figure><p><br /><span><span><span>The 2019 Video of The Year winner went to Ali Eisner for their video “No Depression,” for Juno Award-winning Toronto singer and songwriter <strong><span>Bahamas</span></strong>, aka <strong><span>Afie</span></strong><strong><span> Jurvanen</span></strong>. The video, which was beautifully shot on Kashe Lake in Ontario, follows Bahamas’ tongue-in-cheek approach to depression, with lyrics like “I give the doctor a description/ And he just writes a prescription/ Or two.” Ali brilliantly uses puppets to deal with more serious issues, and this video is no exception. <a href="https://youtu.be/wtICamnGIw0" target="_blank">Watch the video now</a>.  </span></span></span></p> <figure role="group" class="caption caption-img"><img alt="JUNOS Ali Eisner" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="ef4da6ed-5d67-49dc-b302-bf596dbddb6a" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/JUNOS-AliEisner_CARAS_iPhoto_Inc.jpg" /><figcaption>Ali Eisner |  © CARAS iPhoto Inc.</figcaption></figure><p> </p> <h3>About Ali Eisner</h3> <p><span><span><span>Ali J. Eisner has worked extensively both in front of and behind the camera for more than two decades as a director, creative producer, writer, television puppeteer and composer. The 2019 JUNO Award winning and three-time-GEMINI Award nominee has created a variety of network shows for CBC, TV Ontario, FOX, Disney and NBC, in addition to extensive work with musicians, collaborating in a wide range of mediums. Eisner was the creator of Mamma Yamma for CBC Television, and was a director and supervising producer for The Sunny Side Up Show on PBS Kids Sprout. In partnership with Taqqut Media &amp; Inhabit Education, Ali has traveled throughout Northern communities in Nunavut, teaching puppetry to school-age kids. Eisner also identifies as transgender/non-binary and brings awareness to LGBTQ issues through their broadcasted works across a multiplatform career.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>We met with Ali on the <a href="https://youtu.be/feT1GQozvec" target="_blank">JUNOS red carpet </a>on Sunday and later sat down with them to tell us more about their win:</span></span></span></p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <p><span><span><span><strong>What is your earliest artistic memory?</strong><br /><span>So many. My folks gave me an Ernie Puppet at a very young age. It was always with me - I’d make it talk to everyone in a variety of voices.  More artistic memories - painting with my mom and playing with all my dad's cameras. I'd snap the shutter for hours, even if the camera wasn't holding any film. I remember looking for neat ideas through the lens and for any composition that made me laugh. I also used to sit with a tape deck, playing random tunes for hours, speaking into a tube of toothpaste pretending I was a professional DJ. </span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span><span><strong>Where/When did you become an artist professionally?</strong><br /> When I was 21 (I’m 45 now), I started as a morning kids host on YTV. I was that human in between the cartoons, talking to the kids at home and connecting with them emotionally and creatively. From there, everything took off, and I’ve been working in kids’ TV ever since. Since that time, I’ve had super fun runs making all kinds of on-air programs at NBC, CBC, TVO, PBS, FOX - really wherever there’s fun work, I’ll travel. Right now, I’m super focused on being my own boss.</span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span><span><strong>Who and what are your main influences?</strong><br /> At the moment my main influence is being in nature. Big nature. Forests, mostly. I currently live in the city, so i’m really blown away at what each visit brings me.</span></span> <span><span>A bunch of chill, low-frequency time does wonders for me creatively. It really helps me dig deep, to see where I’m at, to reflect and focus.  For me it supports authenticity. In terms of human influences: my favorite puppeteer is Frank Oz - I could watch his puppetry for a billion flamillion hours on end.  At different ages I believe I’ve had a variety of neato human influences - looking back, they’ve mostly been musicians. My favorites to date are still Stevie Wonder &amp; Joni Mitchell. They speak the words and feel all the feelings. </span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span><span><strong>How did you come to do the music video for Bahamas?</strong><br /> I’ve known Afie for about 5 years now. The more we’d hang out with each other, we'd discover that our sense of humor was super similar. The vibe with Afie is super easy and relaxed. I just love him as a musician and as a human. He’s seen/known about my past work, so he approached me about the idea of creating a puppet music video for him and I was so super jazzed to make it happen. The process of working with Afie was dreamy. So easy. He just trusted me and let me do whatever I wanted. He’s not precious - and as an artist who loves to see how far I can go, that’s a great space to work in.</span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">The video and song deal with issues of depression, what is your best advice for those coping with these life issues?</span></strong><br /> So many people deal with depression and don’t talk about it. They feel they can’t because there isn’t space for it - that it’s wrong to feel that way. There’s so much shame in society in and around the experience. Being able to talk about your depression - finding as many spaces of support as you feel comfortable to (therapy, friends, nature, etc.) to enable a place of healing to me, is very helpful. The support keeps energy moving and creates a healthy space to be seen and heard. For me, making stuff really helps. Creating.  We're all fighting our own silent battles. I see you. You got this. xo</span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span><span><strong>What do you plan to do with the prize money?</strong><br /> I’m going to buy a touch more camera gear so I can create some new things to watch. I have my eye on some new lenses - and maybe a larger travel bag so I don’t have to carry 18 thousand napsacks everywhere I go. I’ll also probably also buy some flowers, ukuleles and dinner for folks I know who are dealing with depression.</span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span><span><strong>If you had to live inside a music video for the rest of your life, which would it be and why?</strong><br /> There are just so many music videos I love, so that’s a tough question! Wait - does a live performance count? There's a video that changed my life when I was 11 years old that is super meaningful to me. I was sitting in my folks’ living room, watching the 1983 Grammy Awards. Annie Lennox surprised North America- instead of performing as herself, she appeared singing as her alter ego, Earl, singing “<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pISsAndOLmA " target="_blank">Sweet Dreams</a>”. She wore a handsome suit, sideburns and an Elvis-inspired haircut. She had a special flavour of swagger on stage that was so charming and bold, gender-wise. She was pushing boundaries in the mainstream, hard. As a little trans kid, I was watching in SHOCK - I was intensely connected to the performance in a way I could not then, at 11, describe. Her gender bend spoke volumes to me - it was the first time I had seen something of that nature - it felt like I was intimately experiencing watching my own feelings being reflected back to me.  It made me feel not as alone. I can even remember what i was wearing. Oh. And I was eating jiffy pop.</span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <ul></ul><div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> </div> </div> </div> <div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube video-embed-field-responsive-video"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/feT1GQozvec?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> <h3> </h3> <h3><span><span><span>Follow Ali’s work!</span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span>Instagram - @alieisner @alieisnerphotography</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Twitter - @alieisner</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Personal Websites: <span class="MsoHyperlink"><span><a href="http://www.alieisner.com">www.alieisner.com</a></span></span>, <span class="MsoHyperlink"><span><a href="http://www.alieisnerphotography.com">www.alieisnerphotography.com</a></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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As we headed to the JUNO Awards in London, Ontario, we hosted artists and fans for a private show in the Stingray Car! </strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>The day before, the team flew to Toronto to set-up the Stingray Car to welcome over 200 VIP guests the next morning. </span></span></span></p> <figure role="group" class="caption caption-img"><img alt="Stingray PausePLay team: Steve Gagnon, Ariane Charbonneau, Lucille Kerysaouen &amp; Zac Monson." data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="3ba65779-e99d-4483-9d92-487ade32467e" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/DSC01808.JPG" /><figcaption>Stingray PausePlay team: Steve Gagnon, Ariane Charbonneau, Lucille Kerysaouen &amp; Zac Monson (left to right)</figcaption></figure><p> </p> <p><span><span><span>As guests arrived on Friday morning at <span>the VIA Rail Canada Business lounge at Union Station, JUNOS and Via Rail teams, including </span>Pierre Santoni (Director, Strategic Partnerships and Alliances- Via Rail), Gabrielle Côté-Caouette (Coordinator, Partnerships and Strategic Alliances- Via Rail), and Byron Alfaro (Senior Coordinator, Brand Partnerships- JUNOS), <span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">greeted the team with huge smiles</span>. We could feel the excitement, and the enthusiasm was palpable.  </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>The train departed at 12:15 pm. Twenty minutes later, guests enjoyed an authentic and festive performance by JUNOS-nominated and Vancouver-based country music trio <a href="http://www.thewashboardunion.com/" target="_blank"><strong><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">The Washboard Union</span></strong></a>. Stingray PausePlay’s Zac Monson (Stingray PausePlay Host and Content Manager for Stingray Music) then welcomed Adult Alternative Album of the Year nominee Gabrielle Shonk for a relaxed and amusing interview. At 1:25 pm, pop sensation Tyler Shaw swept a very crowded public off their feet. And finally, a last interview with JUNOS Breakthrough Group of the Year winners <strong><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">The Washboard Union </span></strong>closed the program<span>.</span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"> Interviews available soon!</span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <figure role="group" class="caption caption-img"><img alt="The Washboard Union and Zac Monson" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="f1444e51-1e6a-4ae2-84ed-5fce36382b8b" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/Untitled%20design%20%2811%29.png" /><figcaption>The Washboard Union and Zac Monson<br /> © Lucille Kerysaouen</figcaption></figure><p> </p> <figure role="group" class="caption caption-img"><img alt="Gabrielle Shonk and Zac Monson" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="e4679472-acc0-401a-97b1-a40e9ee1f718" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/Untitled%20design%20%2810%29.png" /><figcaption>Gabrielle Shonk and Zac Monson<br /> © Lucille Kerysaouen</figcaption></figure><p> </p> <figure role="group" class="caption caption-img"><img alt="Tyler Shaw" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="c0b1e564-0767-49ff-a7e8-ff51e41a46c7" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/Untitled%20design%20%2812%29.png" /><figcaption>Tyler Shaw<br /> © Lucille Kerysaouen</figcaption></figure><p> </p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Stingray hosted the Park Car, which included the Mural Lounge for interviews, the Bullet Lounge for live performances, and the Dome to take in the breathtaking views in a quiet setting. The entire section was part of a beautiful </span>art deco classic stainless steel 1950s train. Bedrooms were originally in this area, and most of the panels were created by the legendary <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Group_of_Seven_(artists)" target="_blank"><strong><span>Group of Seven</span></strong></a>. After renovations in the ‘80s, the paintings, some of which were covered by wallpaper, were restored and sent to museums! </span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <figure role="group" class="caption caption-img"><img alt="Via Rail train" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="d3b61919-9df2-42fc-9443-72d49200118a" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/Untitled%20design%20%2813%29.png" /><figcaption>Via Rail train - JUNOExpress<br /> © Ariane Charbonneau<br /> ​​​​​​</figcaption></figure><figure role="group" class="caption caption-img"><img alt="People aboard the Stingray Car with the Washboard Union" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="9c6e6a9a-9f2c-47de-9494-d43edba47e57" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/DSC01884.JPG" /><figcaption>The Washboard Union performing aboard the Stingray Car<br /> © Lucille Kerysaouen</figcaption></figure><h3><span><span><span>Watch it here:</span></span></span></h3> <div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube video-embed-field-responsive-video"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/wJQjO5ftDfY?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/junos" hreflang="en">JUNOS</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/partnership-0" hreflang="en">Partnership</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/canada" hreflang="en">Canada</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/risingstars" hreflang="en">Stingray Rising Stars</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-stingray-brands field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/99" hreflang="en">Stingray Ambiance</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/51" hreflang="en">Stingray Concerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/98" hreflang="en">Stingray Festival 4K</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/47" hreflang="en">Stingray iConcerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/48" hreflang="en">Stingray Karaoke</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/49" hreflang="en">Stingray Loud</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/44" hreflang="en">Stingray Music</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/127" hreflang="en">Stingray Retro</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/52" hreflang="en">Stingray Vibe</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/partnership" hreflang="en">Partnership</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/86" hreflang="en">Worldwide</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-display-in-language field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/82" hreflang="en">English</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-credit-image field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">© CARAS / Ryan Bolton</div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/2019-03/JUNOS_2019_LONDON_Day_1_Ryan_Bolton_3K5A7051.jpg" width="1000" height="667" alt="JUNOS Express Stingray Car" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-show-in-listen field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Listen</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Fri, 22 Mar 2019 18:51:07 +0000 Ariane 671 at http://blog.stingray.com JUNOS 2019 | Stingray PausePlay Episodes on the Red Carpet! http://blog.stingray.com/junos-2019-stingray-pauseplay-episodes-red-carpet <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">JUNOS 2019 | Stingray PausePlay Episodes on the Red Carpet!</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/114" lang="" about="/user/114" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Lucille</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 03/19/2019</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span><strong>On March 15th, the Stingray squad headed to London, Ontario, for the JUNO Awards, a weekend of music celebrations. It is always with great pleasure and excitement that Stingray partners with the JUNOS to honour Canada’s music, and the people who make it shine all around the world.</strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>The Stingray PausePlay cameras were working overtime on the biggest night in the music industry, on March 17th! As the artists and their teams walked the red carpet down to London’s Budweiser Gardens, many of them took the time to answer Zac Monson’s questions, our PausePlay host. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Your favourite Canadian artists talk music videos</strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>On this first episode of the Stingray PausePlay @ the JUNOS, we asked Ali Eisner (2019 Stingray Rising Stars winner &amp; JUNO’s Video of the Year), Milk &amp; Bone, Brett Kissel, Jessie Reyez, Arkells, Loud Luxury, Tyler Shaw, and others, a few questions about music videos. </span></span></span></p> <div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube video-embed-field-responsive-video"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/afa3jpJygVE?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> <p> </p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Canadian Music Elite vs. Stingray PausePlay’s Oven Mitt </strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>On this episode, watch Classified, Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine, Tyler Shaw, Loud Luxury, The Washboard Union, Dan Mangan, and many more, answer the craziest questions randomly picked from the Stingray PausePlay’s oven mitt!</span></span></span></p> <div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube video-embed-field-responsive-video"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/fH1jQ35rFIU?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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We’ll be attending and covering various events, presenting one of our prestigious Stingray Rising Stars awards, and promoting various JUNOS-themed music channels.</strong></span></span></span></p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <h3><a href="https://music.stingray.com/en/contest/junos2019?utm_source=stingray-blog&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank"><strong>CONTEST</strong></a></h3> <p>Hang out at the 2019 JUNOS! Enter our contest to win and experience the thrill of watching Canada’s Music Awards live. And hey, you might even get a chance to meet a few artists. For more info, <strong><a href="https://music.stingray.com/en/contest/junos2019?utm_source=stingray-blog&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank">head this way</a> </strong><strong>(contest ends March 7th!).</strong></p> <p> </p> <h3><strong>STINGRAY CAR</strong></h3> <p>As part of our partnership with the JUNOS and VIA RAIL, Stingray will feature an exclusive Stingray Car as part of the JUNO Express, leaving Toronto, March 15 en-route to London. We will offer lucky passengers artist performances (details to come, be on the lookout on our social media platforms), and Stingray PausePlay interviews. All aboard!</p> <h3><br /><strong><a href="https://music.stingray.com/en/CA/rising-star?utm_source=stingray-blog&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank">STINGRAY RISING STARS</a></strong></h3> <p>During the JUNO Gala Dinner and Awards on Saturday, March 16, Stingray Music will present the<a href="https://blog.stingray.com/junos-2019-video-year-nominees-stingray-rising-stars?utm_source=stingray-blog&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank"> Video of the Year category.</a> Since Stingray wishes to contribute to Canadian artists’ continued success, the winner will also receive a $3000 bursary as part of the Stingray Rising Stars program. This initiative sets out to discover, encourage, promote, and champion new up-and-coming Canadian artists.  </p> <h3><br /><a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/GalaxieMusic" target="_blank"><strong>STINGRAY </strong></a><strong><a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/GalaxieMusic" target="_blank">PAUSEPLAY</a></strong></h3> <p>Our PausePlay team will be all over the 2019 JUNO Awards this year! Catch us at all the events and especially on the JUNO Express and the red carpet, where we will meet up with some old friends and some incredible new artists!</p> <p> </p> <h3><strong>SPECIAL PROGRAMMING</strong></h3> <p>This year, our programming team has put together a great roster of channels for multiple services! Make sure to tune in!</p> <p>Listen to the “<a href="http://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N1370?utm_source=stingray-blog&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank">JUNOS 2019</a>” channel on Stingray Music, available on mobile and web<strong>. </strong><br />  </p> <p>Be on the lookout for the “The 2019 JUNO Awards: Nominees to Watch” video channel on Stingray Music Videos On Demand, available on TV (from March 1st 2019 – March 1st 2020).<br />  </p> <p>Can’t go to London? Check out the “JUNO Weekend” channel on Stingray Retro, available on TV on Saturday March 16 and Sunday March 17, all day.</p> <p> </p> <h3><strong>MEET OUR TEAM!</strong></h3> <ul><li>JUNO Welcome Reception: Friday, March 15, 2019</li> <li>JUNO Gala Dinner and Awards: Saturday, March 16, 2019</li> <li>2019 JUNO Awards Broadcast: Sunday, March 17, 2019</li> </ul></div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row theme"> <div class="col"> <h3><span class="color-white"><strong>FOLLOW US AND JOIN US @ THE JUNOS FOR ALL YOUR BEHIND THE SCENES COVERAGE</strong></span></h3> <p><span class="color-white"><strong>Follow us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/stingray.music/">Facebook</a>, <a href="https://www.instagram.com/stingray_music/?hl=en">Instagram</a>, and <a href="https://twitter.com/stingraymusic">Twitter</a>. </strong></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <ul></ul></div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden 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class="field__label">Cross-Promo Body</div> <div class="field__item"><p><strong>JUNOS 2019 Music Channel</strong></p> <p><a href="http://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N1370?utm_source=stingray-blog&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank">Listen now!</a></p> <p> </p></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-show-in-listen field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Listen</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Tue, 05 Mar 2019 17:25:28 +0000 Ariane 663 at http://blog.stingray.com JUNOS 2019 | Video of the Year Nominees | Stingray Rising Stars http://blog.stingray.com/junos-2019-video-year-nominees-stingray-rising-stars <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">JUNOS 2019 | Video of the Year Nominees | Stingray Rising Stars</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/114" lang="" about="/user/114" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Lucille</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 02/22/2019</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span><span><span>March is an important month for the music industry with the JUNOs celebrating today’s finest musical talent.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>Each year, the JUNOs recognize Canadian and international artists who mark and influence the music industry. Eclectic, fresh and young, this year’s selection of nominees doesn’t disappoint. The awards ceremony nominated Hubert Lenoir three times, Loud Luxury four times, the young Bülow four as well, five times for the Canadian superstar The Weeknd, and six for the -almost- unbeatable Shawn Mendes. This year is a rendezvous for greatness, hosted by 12-time Juno-winner Sarah McLachlan.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <h3><span class="button"><a class="button" href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/play/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_N1370&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=americanafest-2018-fresh-vibe&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=artists-to-watch-september-2018" target="_blank">⏯?</a> </span><span><span><span><span>Listen to the JUNOS 2019 channel</span></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span>The grand ceremony will take place in London, Ontario, on March 17th, and the awards ceremonies will begin on the 16th. We will have the privilege of awarding the Stingray Rising Stars award, along with a 3,000$ grant, to the winner of the “Video of the Year” category. Here are the five nominees:</span></span></span></span></p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row"> <div class="col"> <h2>Peter Huang</h2> <p>Music video for "Have a Nice Day" by SonReal</p> <p><img alt="Peter Huang" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="efc2c79f-81e6-472f-b563-331044895fb6" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/Peter%20Huang.png" /></p> </div> <div class="col"> <h2>Ben Knechtel</h2> <p>Music video for "Hang Ups" by Scott Helman</p> <p><img alt="Ben Knechtel" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="e765d261-7a30-464b-9347-1e27f58d042c" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/Ben%20Knechtel.png" /></p> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row"> <div class="col"> <h2>Andrew Hines</h2> <p>Music video for "Powerless" by Classified</p> <p><img alt="Andrew Hines" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="a30687e9-802e-4cf8-92ae-57f823622399" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/Andrew%20Hines.png" /></p> </div> <div class="col"> <h2>Ali Eisner</h2> <p>Music video for "No Depression" by Bahamas</p> <p><img alt="Ali Eisner" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="e9056d22-618b-417d-8250-150e664fd8bc" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/Ali%20Eisner.png" /></p> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row--1-2 row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <h2>Andrew de Zen</h2> <p>Music video for "Places" by Alaskan Tapes</p> <h2><img alt="Andrew de Zen" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="44023615-7da0-482c-8510-7699f620e301" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/Andrew%20De%20Zen.png" /></h2> </div> <div class="col"> <h2><span><span><span>Find out who wins this award on March 16th! 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Claire and her brother Mac Boucher won the 2017 Video of the Year for “Kill V. Maim”, a song from her acclaimed album <i>Art Angels</i>. This year, it was the stunning big-budget 7-minute clip for “Venus Fly”, featuring </span></span></span><span><span><span>Janelle Monáe</span></span></span><span><span><span>, that showcased the evolution of Boucher’s unique vision. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube video-embed-field-responsive-video"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/eTLTXDHrgtw?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> <p> </p> <p><strong><span><span><span><span><span>The video not only won the Stingray Music-sponsored 2018 Video of the Year award, but Claire’s overall artistry also earned her the Stingray Rising Star award, which is part of the Stingray Music mission to </span></span></span><span><span><span>champion Canadian artists.</span></span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><strong><span><span><span>The Grimes Gaze</span></span></span></strong></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span><span>Claire Boucher first began directing out of necessity. In her 2012 breakout video for “Oblivion”, video-maker and friend Emily Kai Bock first showcased the Grimes vibe by framing Claire in headphones bopping and singing to the camera “as the most dominant thing in the frame while at the same time surrounded by men twice her size.” The clip was an Internet sensation that launched both her music and the engaging Grimes persona.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>However, her next experiences in video were like a step backward. She quickly learned the industry was rife with male directors imposing their “male gaze” on female artists - always trying to slip in a butt or boob close-up for no logical reason. So, she decided to direct and edit her videos herself. She quickly reveled in the creative opportunities the form gave her. Colours, wardrobe, improvisation, and dance – none of it typical of music video conventions – have since received the one-of-a-kind Boucher treatment.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>In an era when Beyoncé’s <i>Lemonade</i> has morphed the standard “record album” genre into a new art form of sound and vision together, Claire has been creating a series of colour-infused videos for song after song from <i>Art Angels</i>. This new form sometimes requires reworking a tune to make it better serve the video, which is the case with “Venus Fly”. The extravagant, futuristic clip offers an alternate mix of the song over the credits.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <h3><span><span><strong><span><span><span>Cutting-edge collaboration</span></span></span></strong></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span><span>On April 10, Janelle Monáe released the song and video for “PYNK”, featuring Grimes, from her chart-blazing album <i>Dirty Computer. </i>The two uncompromising artists with bold new visions together again!</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>Claire Boucher will receive the Hi-Fidelity Award for creating video art in a consistently creative and innovative way this May 13 at the 2018 Prism Prize screening and awards presentation at TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto. The “Venus Fly” video is also in the running for the Prism Grand Prize (which comes with a sweet $15,000 as well). </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span><span><span>If you haven’t yet seen it, watch “Venus Fly” featuring Janelle Monáe on</span></span></span><span><span><span> <i><a href="https://vibe.stingray.com/"><em>Stingray Vibe</em></a></i>. </span></span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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links</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/app/channel-info/description?channel-id=045&amp;language=en&amp;play_channel=045&amp;utm_content=grimes-2018&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website">Eclectic Electronic</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/app/channel-info/description?channel-id=002&amp;language=en&amp;play_channel=002&amp;utm_content=grimes-2018&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website">Rock Alternative</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/app/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_N0319&amp;language=en&amp;play_channel=VIB_N0319&amp;utm_content=grimes-2018&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website">Her Electro Beats</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/app/channel-info/description?channel-id=065&amp;language=en&amp;play_channel=065&amp;utm_content=grimes-2018&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website">Canadian Indie</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/app/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_N0270&amp;language=en&amp;play_channel=VIB_N0270&amp;utm_content=grimes-2018&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website">Inspiring Experimental Electro</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/app/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_N0678&amp;language=en&amp;play_channel=VIB_N0678&amp;utm_content=grimes-2018&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website">Out of Left Field Electronica </a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-show-in-listen field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Listen</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Tue, 08 May 2018 12:57:38 +0000 Kurt 413 at http://blog.stingray.com JUNOS 2018 | Red Carpet Interviews http://blog.stingray.com/junos-2018-stingray-pauseplay <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">JUNOS 2018 | Red Carpet Interviews</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/60" lang="" about="/user/60" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Zac</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 03/26/2018</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><style type="text/css"> <!--/*--><![CDATA[/* ><!--*/ #hero .views-element-container { text-align: center; display: none; } /*--><!]]>*/ </style><h3><span><span><span>The 2018 JUNO Awards were rich in love, empowering statements, kindness, and what’s most important: humans from around the world celebrated Canadian bands and artists from Coast to Coast to Coast. </span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span>We’ve discovered<span><span> the music of great craft and multifaceted charm. For some, it was the celebration of lifetime achievements and for others, it was the opening chapter of a thrilling music career. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>The 2018 JUNO Awards = a roaring gala filled with glitter, golden balloons, and open hearts. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>There is a symphony in our hearts to do good and spread love in this world. There is so much love to give and receive if you allow your heart to be open. Stretch it out as wide as the horizon. Fill your soul with all the music’s beauty and cherish every single thing that surrounds you. A huge thank you to the JUNO Awards for bringing so many people together and creating magic.</span></span></span></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Ready for a Junos binge-watch session? Scroll down for exclusive interviews with some of the best Canadian talent out there.</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><strong>We’ve had the chance to connect with: </strong></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><strong>Theory</strong></li> <li><strong><span><span><span>High Valley</span></span></span></strong></li> <li><strong><span><span><span>Marianas Trench </span></span></span></strong></li> <li><strong><span><span><span>Franklin Electric</span></span></span></strong></li> <li><strong><span><span><span>Iskwé </span></span></span></strong></li> <li><strong><span><span><span>Weaves</span></span></span></strong></li> <li><strong><span><span><span>Mélanie Joly</span></span></span></strong></li> <li><strong><span><span><span>Monkey Junk</span></span></span></strong></li> <li><strong><span><span><span>Scott Helman</span></span></span></strong></li> <li><strong><span><span><span>Splash N Boots</span></span></span></strong></li> <li><strong><span><span><span>Nick Fiorucci</span></span></span></strong></li> <li><strong><span><span><span>Jahkoy</span></span></span></strong></li> <li><strong><span><span><span>And so much more</span></span></span></strong></li> </ul><h3 class="text-align-center"><strong><span><span><span>Sit back and hit play! </span></span></span></strong></h3> <p> </p> <h3>THEORY</h3> <p>The gents of Theory met up with us to talk about how much they miss hanging out at the Stingray Music offices, and what their 5-year-old self would be up to today.</p> <div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube video-embed-field-responsive-video"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/cP5Ic2iQ5kc?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> <p> </p> <h3>HIGH VALLEY</h3> <p>International country stars, High Valley, met up with us to talk about ice cream, crepes, Canadian songwriters, and sexy names.</p> <div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube video-embed-field-responsive-video"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZKx0IY6LtvA?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> <h3> </h3> <h3>SCOTT HELMAN</h3> <p>Our old friend of PausePlay, Scott Helman, came to chat about performing for a small group of super fans, the Junos community of artists, and his love of David Bowie.</p> <div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube video-embed-field-responsive-video"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/uQHViG386lk?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> <h3> </h3> <h3>MARIANAS TRENCH</h3> <p>Marianas Trench stopped by to talk about their new unreleased album, and the worst purchase they've ever made.</p> <div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube video-embed-field-responsive-video"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/iCyFCXwGvGc?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> <h3> </h3> <h3>CAVEBOY</h3> <p>Caveboy joined us on the Junos red carpet to talk about winning the Junos Masterclass, whale bowties, and getting lost.</p> <div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube video-embed-field-responsive-video"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Adb2j4uevMw?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> <h3> </h3> <h3>THE BEACHES</h3> <p>The Beaches came to talk about their win for Breakthrough Group of the Year, and what it would be like to be a man for a day.</p> <div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube video-embed-field-responsive-video"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/CHOh2SWUyt0?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> <h3> </h3> <h3>MÉLANIE JOLY</h3> <p>Minister of Canadian Heritage, Melanie Joly, joined us to talk about her memories of last year's JUNOs, how to top them, and who she would sing a duet with.</p> <div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube video-embed-field-responsive-video"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/2ECzsP8mN78?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> <p> </p> <h3>FRANKLIN ELECTRIC</h3> <p>The gentlemen of The Franklin Electric came to talk about their van almost exploding, and living in a movie.</p> <div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube video-embed-field-responsive-video"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/E1aM1hXiTgs?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> <p> </p> <h3> </h3> <h3>ISKWÉ</h3> <p>Iskwé joined us on the red carpet to chat about the power of performance, sharing your culture, and her worst job.</p> <div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube video-embed-field-responsive-video"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/MnoUKGyoVlA?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> <p> </p> <h3>WEAVES</h3> <p>Weaves joined us to talk about their secret skills, the love from fans on their new projects, and being present at the Junos.</p> <div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube video-embed-field-responsive-video"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/aIcuOcCzjbk?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> <h3> </h3> <h3>MORE interviews and exclusive content? 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