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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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2015 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize Winners Announced

The people have spoken. The Polaris Music Prize today announced the winners of the 2015 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize. The winners, by designated time periods, are: Blue by Joni Mitchell (60s & 70s) The Trinity Session by the Cowboy Junkies (80s) Twice Removed by Sloan (90s) The Teaches of Peaches by Peaches (00s: 2000-2005) […]

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Arkells Cover Owen Pallett’s ‘I Am Not Afraid’ For Polaris Cover Sessions #4

Arkells have covered Owen Pallett’s “I Am Not Afraid” for the latest edition of the Polaris Cover Sessions. Performed and filmed at Toronto’s Revolution Recording (Rush, Lights, Ghostface Killah w/ BadBadNotGood and more) the Arkells’ take on the song from Pallett’s 2014 Polaris Short-Listed album In Conflict is the fourth in the ongoing series of […]

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Free Polaris Cover Sessions 10-Inch Vinyl At Select Retailers

Savvy record buyers who are looking to purchase albums that were nominated for the 2015 Polaris Music Prize Short List should know they have an opportunity to score a free bonus 10″ vinyl if they buy them from the following stores: Compact Music in Ottawa Fred’s Records in St. John’s Listen Records in Edmonton Milk Crate […]

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Buffy Sainte-Marie’s Power In The Blood Wins 2015 Polaris Music Prize

Buffy Sainte-Marie has won the 2015 Polaris Music Prize for the album Power In The Blood, besting the nine other albums on the Polaris Short List. Sainte-Marie performed the songs “Power In The Blood” and “Carry It On” during her Polaris Gala set. The Prize, which goes to the best Canadian album of the year […]

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