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A prominent Canadian music executive has backtracked on a tweet criticizing the Juno Awards for prioritizing diversity and inclusion in determining performers at the award ceremony.
Jonathan Simkin is a B.C. based lawyer-turned-music executive, who co-founded indie music label 604 Records with Chad Kroeger in 2002.
He is also the lawyer for Kroeger’s band Nickelback, and manages other Canadian acts, including Carly Rae Jepsen.
On July 10, he tweeted: “Just signed a new band. 2 guys, 2 gals. One is Indian, One is Korean, one is black and one is physically impaired. I call them “The Inclusive 4”. Their music sucks balls – just horrible – but I figure
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