Montreal, QC, April 15, 2016 – The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) held the 45th annual Juno Awards at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta. Co-hosted by Calgary Sweetheart Jann Arden and Canadian TV host and Olympic Gold medalist skeleton racer, Jon Montgomery, the event aired live on CTV and CTV Go.
No strangers to live events, Shure’s own award winning products were front-and-center on many of the performances at the Awards show which consisted of 24 channels of UHF-R® Wireless Systems with the UR2/BETA58 handheld wireless microphone, as well as 24 channels of Shure’s flagship personal monitor system, the PSM1000.
A leading choice among professional vocalists for its true supercardioid pattern at all frequencies, the BETA58A® vocal microphone was used for performances by Scott Hellman, Shawn Hook, Lights, and Dean Brody. It was also chosen by Jann Arden and Shawn Hook for the tribute to Burton Cummings on his induction to the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.
The classic SM58 vocal microphone, still considered the industry standard for live performances with its perfect combination of rugged build and clarity of sound, was the mic of choice for the final performance of the night by Burton Cummings and The Carpet Frogs.
The 2016 Juno Awards performances blew the roof off the Saddledome and illustrated that Canada is home to one of the most vibrant music scenes in the world. “High quality audio is pivotal in raising the bar of our evolving music industry and it’s always a pleasure to see our products being used on stage”, says Luisa Cabrita, Product Manager for Shure at SFM.