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Buffy Sainte-Marie And Tanya Tagaq Team Up For Polaris Collaboration Session

Past Polaris Music Prize winners Buffy Sainte-Marie and Tanya Tagaq have teamed up to create the new recording “You Got To Run (Spirit Of The Wind)” as part of the second-ever Polaris Collaboration Session. Sainte-Marie and Tagaq, who won the Polaris in 2015 and 2014, respectively, collaborated on the Sainte-Marie-written song “You Got To Run […]

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Polaris Podcast EP4: Interviews With Arcade Fire, Blue Rodeo, Patrick Watson, More

Polaris Podcast episode four has arrived. This episode is the second of two parts dedicated to exploring the eight albums that were honoured with the 2016 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize. The four Heritage Prize-winning albums we’ll be talking about in this episode are: * Blue Rodeo Five Days In July, which won in the […]

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Polaris Podcast Episode 3: Interviews With Anna McGarrigle, Young Galaxy, More

Episode three of the Polaris Podcast is here. This episode is the first of two parts dedicated to exploring the eight albums that were honoured with the 2016 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize. The four Heritage Prize-winning albums we’ll be talking about in this episode are: * Neil Young’s After The Gold Rush, which won […]

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Polaris Podcast EP2: Kaytranada Wins Is Now Live

The second episode of the Polaris Podcast is now live. Listen to it in the following ways: iTunes Soundcloud Google Play Music Subscribe!!! In this episode we’re going to take an in-depth look at Kaytranada’s 99.9%, the album that won the 2016 Polaris Music Prize this past September. The first thing we’ll do is talk […]

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2016 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize Winning Albums Announced

The eight winning albums for the 2016 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize have been announced. The winners were chosen from four Short Lists, each representing a different musical era (1960-75, 1976-85, 1986-95, 1996-2005), and were curated by juries of music historians and music media. Two winners for each era were chosen — one by public vote […]

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2016 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize Nominees Revealed, Voting Open

The nominated albums for the 2016 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize have been revealed. The Heritage Prize will feature a 10 album Short List for each of four distinct musical eras — 1960-75, 1976-85, 1986-95 and 1996-2005. Each era’s Short List was curated by an expert panel of Canadian music media and historians. The winner […]

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Kaytranada’s ‘99.9%’ Has Won The 2016 Polaris Music Prize

Kaytranada has won the 2016 Polaris Music Prize for the album 99.9%, besting the nine other albums on the Polaris Short List. “For me, it’s crazy to get this award,” said Kaytranada. “It’s really, truly, a big honour. It’s amazing. Ceci est pour Montréal, tous mes Montréalais. Shout outs to all of y’all.  I want to thank the […]

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Everything You Need To Know About The 2016 Polaris Music Prize Gala

  The 2016 Polaris Gala takes place Monday, September 19 at The Carlu in Toronto. For those of you who can’t attend in person to watch nominees Andy Shauf, Basia Bulat, Black Mountain, Carly Rae Jepsen, Jessy Lanza, U.S. Girls and White Lung perform live (extremely limited tickets still available), there’s still an easy way […]

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Polaris Has A Podcast Now And Our First Episode Exists

The Polaris Music Prize has launched a new podcast titled… wait for it… the Polaris Podcast. The Polaris Podcast will explore the rich and intriguing stories behind the Canadian music albums of distinction that have been nominated for the Polaris Music Prize and its related Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize. In the first Polaris Podcast […]

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