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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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Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize Short List Revealed, Public Voting Begins

Let the voting begin! The Polaris Music Prize today announced the Short Lists for the 2015 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize. The jury for the Heritage Prize consisted of 25 people from current and past Polaris juries as well as former members of the Canadian music media and Canadian music historians. The jury selected a […]

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CBCMusic.ca Announced As Title Sponsor Of The 2015 Polaris Music Gala

The Polaris Music Prize today announced that CBCMusic.ca will be the title sponsor of this year’s Gala, taking place September 21 at The Carlu in Toronto. Hosted by Fred Penner with backstage coverage by Laurie Brown (host of CBC Radio Two’s The Signal) and Melissa Hetu (Host / Producer of TFO’s BRBR), CBCMusic.ca will be […]

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Polaris Prize 2015 Winner To Receive Shure Microphone Prize Pack Worth $5,000

There are many spoils for the winner of the 2015 Polaris Music Prize. There’s the international acclaim that comes with winning the award, the eternal respect of your peers, and there’s that welcome victory cheque. There’s also one other very, very amazing reward — a righteous collection of microphones from the good people at Shure. […]

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2015 Short List Poster Artists Announced, 10th Anniversary Poster Revealed

The Polaris Music Prize today announced the 10 posters artists for the 2015 Short List. In addition, a commemorative 10th Anniversary Polaris poster designed by Montréal’s Pat Hamou was also unveiled. The limited edition posters are now available for pre-sale and viewing on polarismusicprize.ca and will also be on sale at the Polaris Gala in […]

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