New PR Firm for CARAS

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The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce the appointment of Daryl Zerr Communications Inc. of Calgary, Alberta as its official Public Relations firm.

Zerr Communications Inc. will be responsible for maintaining media relations and publicity for CARAS’ multitude of activities including the showcase event, The 2008 JUNO Awards weekend to be held in Calgary, Alberta April 3rd to 6th. The 2008 JUNO Awards will be broadcast on CTV on Sunday, April 6, 2008.

“We have done work with Daryl and his associates in the past and have been very impressed with what we’ve experienced,” says Melanie Berry, CARAS President. “With the JUNO Awards being held in Calgary this year we see this as a natural opportunity to bring the talents of Zerr Communications Inc. to our organization.”

Daryl Zerr and his associates have been working with media in various capacities for more than eight years as a company including events such as the Olympics, G-8 summit and the World Petroleum Congress. Before that Daryl was a broadcast journalist for fifteen years in both private and public radio and television.

“We are very excited to be working so closely with an organization as prestigious as CARAS,” says Daryl Zerr. “Between the JUNO Awards and all related activities and the work of MusiCan and the direction CARAS is taking, we expect a very busy and rewarding affiliation.”

As they build their media relationships, Zerr Communications Inc. wants to take this opportunity to invite all interested music and entertainment media to provide their contact information to ensure they receive all future correspondence.

“While our media contacts are very extensive, we want to make sure that everyone who should know about the work of CARAS and the happenings around the JUNO Awards gets the proper information,” says Zerr.

Media contact information can be sent to Zerr Communications Inc. at: ph: (403) 861-0110

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences/L'academie canadienne des arts et des sciences de l'enregistrement (CARAS) is a notfor- profit organization created to preserve and enhance the Canadian music and recording industries and to contribute toward higher artistic and industry standards. The main focus of CARAS is the exploration and development of opportunities to showcase and promote Canadian artists and music through television vehicles such as the JUNO Awards. For more information on the 37th annual JUNO Awards, visit For information on the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS), visit

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