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PUP, Tanya Tagaq, Daniel Caesar And Safia Nolin To Play London’s Trafalgar Square On July 1

The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music and produced by Blue Ant Media, is going to London, England. More specifically, 2014 Polaris Prize winner Tanya Tagaq, 2016 Short Listers PUP and 2016 Long List nominees Daniel Caesar and Safia Nolin will be going to London to perform at historic Trafalgar Square on Saturday, July […]

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Revealed! 2016 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize Commemorative Posters

Commemorative posters honouring the eight albums that received Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize in 2016 have been revealed. The albums being honoured and the artists who designed their posters are: Arcade Fire – Funeral by Ivo Matić  Blue Rodeo – Five Days In July by Carl Wiens  Leonard Cohen – Songs Of Leonard Cohen by […]

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Les soeurs Boulay Do Kate & Anna McGarrigle To Launch 2017 SiriusXM Polaris Cover Sessions

The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music and produced by Blue Ant Media, has revealed its newest SiriusXM Polaris Cover Session featuring Les soeurs Boulay reinterpreting “Complainte pour Ste-Catherine” from Kate & Anna McGarrigle’s 1976 self-titled album. Originally written by Anna McGarrigle and poet/songwriter Philippe Tatartcheff, Stéphanie and Mélanie Boulay recorded the song at […]

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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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