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Tagaq, Owen Pallett To Play Special Massey Hall Show In December

Past Polaris Music Prize winners Tanya Tagaq and Owen Pallett will get together for a special double-bill as part of the Live At Massey Hall concert and film series. The show, which is presented by Massey Hall and the Polaris Music Prize, will take place Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at the legendary 121 year-old Toronto […]

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Polaris Gala Performers And Grand Jury Announced

The performers for the 2015 Polaris Gala have been revealed. The Polaris Music Prize today announced the line-up of Short List performers for the Polaris Gala, taking place at The Carlu in Toronto on Monday, September 21. Confirmed performers include Alvvays, Braids, Jennifer Castle, Tobias Jesso Jr., Buffy Sainte-Marie and Viet Cong. A limited number […]

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Slaight Family Heritage Prize Details Revealed

Steve Jordan, Founder and Executive Director of the Polaris Music Prize, today announced details of the inaugural Slaight Family Heritage Prize. The jury for the Heritage Prize will consist 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 will […]

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Fred Penner To Host 2015 Polaris Gala

Singer/songwriter Fred Penner will host the 2015 Polaris Gala taking place September 21 at The Carlu in Toronto. Penner, 68, was revealed as the Gala MC earlier today at The Carlu where it was announced which 10 albums made the Short List for the 2015 Polaris Music Prize. Penner also hosted the Short List unveiling. […]

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2015 Polaris Music Prize Short List Is Here

The 2015 Polaris Music Prize Short List was revealed this morning at The Carlu in Toronto. Here’s the list: Alvvays – Alvvays BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah – Sour Soul Braids – Deep In The Iris Caribou – Our Love Jennifer Castle – Pink City Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late Tobias Jesso […]

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2015 Polaris Music Prize Long List Is Here

The 2015 Polaris Music Prize Long List has been announced. The 40 Long List albums were unveiled earlier today at The Carleton in Halifax, NS in association with Halifax Pop Explosion, with the assistance of the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage, the City of Halifax, and the Downtown Halifax Business Commission. The […]

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Polaris Panels Announced For Vancouver, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax

Polaris Panels are coming to Vancouver, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax. Formerly known as Salons, Polaris Panels will feature general information about the Polaris judging process. Local jurists will offer insight into their own personal criteria for selecting their ballots. “In the past, Salons had a general target audience of music obsessives, musicians, and […]

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Polaris Music Prize Increased To $50,000 In 2015

The winner of the 2015 Polaris Music Prize will receive more money. Earlier today at the Slaight Music CMW Social, Steve Jordan, Founder and Executive Director of the Polaris Music Prize, and Gary Slaight, President of Slaight Music, announced that Slaight will contribute an additional $20,000 to the Prize for 2015, bringing the total to […]

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Polaris 2015 Long List Reveal In Halifax, Key Dates Announced

The 2015 Polaris Music Prize will be coming to Halifax, Nova Scotia in June. Steve Jordan, Founder and Executive Director of the Polaris Music Prize, announced today the 40 albums making the 2015 Polaris Music Prize Long List will be revealed at Halifax music venue The Carleton on June 16. “After bringing the Long List […]

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Geoff Berner’s Introduction Speech For Tanya Tagaq

When Tanya Tagaq won the 2014 Polaris Music Prize last night for her Animism album she was introduced to the Polaris Gala audience with a spirited speech courtesy of Geoff Berner, the klezmer punk accordionist and author of the book Festival Man. To watch the speech, as well as Tagaq’s performance and winner announcement see […]

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