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Peaches, Sloan Members And More Announced For Heritage Prize Concert

The lineup has been announced for the Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize concert on August 3. The concert, which is a tribute to the four albums that won 2015 Heritage Prize awards in their respective eras, will feature winners Peaches, Chris Murphy and Jay Ferguson from Sloan, past Polaris Music Prize nominees The Weather Station (2015, Loyalty), Tanika […]

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2016 Polaris Music Short List Is Here

The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music and produced by Blue Ant Media, announced its 2016 Short List of Canadian albums today. Here’s the Short List: Black Mountain – IV Basia Bulat – Good Advice Grimes – Art Angels Carly Rae Jepsen – E•MO•TION Kaytranada – 99.9% Jessy Lanza – Oh No PUP – […]

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Zaki Ibrahim Covers Leonard Cohen’s ‘Show Me The Place’ For Polaris Cover Sessions #6

Zaki Ibrahim has covered Leonard Cohen’s “Show Me The Place” for the latest edition of the Polaris Cover Sessions. Ibrahim’s take on the song from Cohen’s 2012 Polaris Music Prize Long Listed album Old Ideas is the sixth in the ongoing series of Polaris Cover Sessions. These sessions feature past Polaris nominees reimagining the songs […]

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2016 Polaris Music Prize Long List Is Here

The 2016 Polaris Music Prize Long List has been announced. Presented by CBC Music and produced by Blue Ant Media, the 40 Long List albums were unveiled earlier today at the Yukon Transportation Museum in Whitehorse, Yukon in association with the Yukon Film & Sound Commission and the assistance of Music Yukon. The 2016 Polaris […]

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Buffy Sainte-Marie Teams Up With Toronto Symphony Orchestra For Special Show June 30

Buffy Sainte-Marie is going to the symphony. More specifically, 2015 Polaris Music Prize champion Sainte-Marie is going to Roy Thompson Hall on June 30 for a special one-time only performance with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO). The TSO is being made available to Sainte-Marie as part of her Polaris win. Sainte-Marie will be performing hits […]

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2016 Polaris Music Prize Long List To Be Revealed In Whitehorse, Yukon

The Polaris Music Prize is heading north. Waaaay north. The 40 album Long List for the 2016 Polaris Music Prize will be revealed on Wednesday, June 15 at the Yukon Transportation Museum in Whitehorse, Yukon. Presented by CBC Music and produced by Blue Ant Media in conjunction with Yukon Film & Sound Commission, the event […]

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Joel Plaskett Covers Feist’s ‘Bittersweet Melodies’ For Polaris Cover Sessions #5

Joel Plaskett has covered Feist’s “Bittersweet Melodies” for the latest edition of the Polaris Cover Sessions. Performed and filmed at Plaskett’s own New Scotland Yard Studio (Old Man Luedecke, Mo Kenney, Colleen Brown) in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Plaskett’s take on the song from Feist’s 2014 Polaris Music Prize-winning album Metals is the fifth in the […]

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2015 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize Commemorative Posters Are Here

Commemorative posters honouring the four winners of the 2015 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize have arrived. The posters are commissioned as gifts to be given to the Heritage Prize-winning acts in their designated eras. In 2015 Joni Mitchell’s Blue album won for the 60s & 70s, Cowboy Junkies’ The Trinity Session won for the 80s, […]

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Caribou, Native North America, Drake, The Weeknd Earn Grammy Nominations

Caribou, Drake, The Weeknd and the Native North America compilation all earned nominations for the 58th annual Grammy Awards which were announced earlier today. Past Polaris champ Caribou’s Our Love was nominated for Best Dance/Electronic album. Drake was nominated for Best Rap Performance (“Back To Back”), Best Rap Song (“Energy”) and Best Rap Album for […]

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