Jury

 

The Polaris Music Prize is a juried award determined by journalists, broadcasters, bloggers and programmers from across Canada. Jury members are selected annually by the Polaris Board of Directors. The Polaris Jury consists of over 200 members from local and national media who display a wide breadth and depth of knowledge of Canadian music and passion for discovering new albums.

All jury members submit a ballot indicating their Top 5 albums of the year; the results form the Polaris Prize Long List and, after a second round of voting, the Polaris Prize Short List. An 11-member Grand Jury is selected each year to convene at the Polaris Awards gala, where they determine the Polaris Prize Winner. To ensure an impartial outcome, no one with direct financial relationships with artists is eligible to become a jury member. The organization itself is a registered, not-for-profit corporation.

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Gregory Adams

The Georgia Straight, Exclaim

Glenn Alderson

BeatRoute Magazine

Dave Alexander

Rue Morgue magazine

Patrick Baillargeon

Voir, Huffington Post

Michael Barclay

Maclean's, Radio Free Canuckistan

Justin Beach

NxEW.ca

René Beaudin

MusiquePlus

Adrien Begrand

Decibel, Terrorizer, Hellbound, Iron Fist, NPR, Stereogum, PopMatters

Cédric Bélanger

Journal de Québec

Mike Bell

Calgary Herald

Robert Benson

BellMedia

Denise Benson

The Grid

Stuart Berman

The Grid, Pitchfork

Chris Bilton

The Grid

Paul Blinov

Vue Weekly

Karen Bliss

Billboard and others

Dave Bookman

Indie88

James Booth

CBC Radio 3

Greg Bouchard

Radio Cannon & Freelance

Adam Bowie

The Daily Gleaner

Rob Bowman

free lance

Ryan Bresee

CKCU 93.1 FM

Aaron Brophy

Risky Fuel

Laurie Brown

CBC Radio2

Alain Brunet

La Presse

Adam Bunch

The Little Red Umbrella, The Toronto Historical Jukebox

Stephen Carlick

Exclaim!

Lorraine Carpenter

Cult MTL

Ashley Carter

AUX

Marsha Casselman

24hours

Michel Cécyre

Recherchiste/programmateur musical pour Ici musique

Sharlene Chiu

mtv

Lisa Christiansen

CBC Radio One

Shawn Conner

The Snipe, Vancouver Sun

JD Considine

Globe and Mail, Revolver

Stephen Cooke

The Chronicle Herald

Jim Corcoran

CBC Radio

Sarah Cordingley

CiTR

Emilie Cote

La Presse

Alexandre Courteau

Radio-Canada

Del Cowie

Exclaim!

Jamieson Cox

TIME, Pitchfork, Myspace, BuzzFeed, Radio.com, Noisey

Tom Coxworth

CKUA

Alan Cross

Indie 88; Songza; A Journal of Musical Things; Flink;

Chris Dart

CBC Music, Torontoist, Exclaim

Stuart Derdeyn

The Province/Postmedia Network Inc.

Patrice Desmarais

CFLX Sherbrooke

Mike Devlin

Times Colonist newspaper

Jim Di Gioia

Quick Before It Melts

Mary Dickie

Freelance

Mike Doherty

National Post, etc.

Raina Douris

Indie88

Howard Druckman

SOCAN Words + Music magazine

Katherine Duncan

CBC Radio 1 & 2

T'Cha Dunlevy

Montreal Gazette

Anthony Easton

The Singles Jukebox

Michael Elves

101.5 UMFM

Jessica Emond-Ferrat

Journal Métro

Mitch Fillion

Southern Souls, Massey Hall

Christine Fortier

Voir, CISM, MSN.ca, 7Jours, TV Hebdo, Moi & Cie

Simon Fournier

Rouge fm

Luke Fox

Exclaim!, Vibe, freelance

Brad Frenette

CBC

Doug Gallant

The Guardian

Lana Gay

CBC Radio 3/ CBC Music

Jian Ghomeshi

CBC Q

Carla Gillis

NOW Magazine

John Goodman

North Shore News

Ian Gormely

CHRY 105.5 FM, Exclaim!, Metro News

James Hale

DownBeat

Michael-Oliver Harding

Freelance

Ty Harper

cityonmyback.com

Stuart Henderson

Exclaim! Magazine

Jenny Henkelman

CKUW

Melissa Hetu

BRBR/TFO

Johnny Hockin

mtv canada

Donna Hopper

SooToday.com, Village Media

Alex Hudson

Exclaim!, Georgia Straight, Chipped Hip, BeatRoute

Josiah Hughes

Fast Forward Weekly, Exclaim!, AUX

Peter Hum

The Ottawa Citizen

Dave Jaffer

Huffington Post Music Canada, Exclaim!, Freelance

Nicholas Jennings

Hello, Words & Music, Penguin Eggs

Kyle Joe

Bell Media

Stephanie Johns

The Coast

Ken Kelley

MusicNerd.ca, The Times & Transcript, Here Magazine, , Ultimate Classic Rock, Canadian Musician, Huff Post Canada

Gina Kennedy

SiriusXM Canada Music Programming and Host

Vish Khanna

Kreative Kontrol

Andrew King

Canadian Musician Magazine

Anthony King

CKUA Radio Network

Bob Klanac

The Beat Magazine, London, Ont

Nick Krewen

Toronto Star, Grammy.com, Words & Music, Songwriters Magazine,

Liisa Ladouceur

Freelance (The Grid, Huffington Post, Words & Music, Auxiliary)

Kevin Laforest

Freelance

Pierre Landry

CBC Radio One

Justin Lanoue

CFUV

Melody Lau

Much, Exclaim!, Under The Radar, Pitchfork

Grant Lawrence

CBC Music

Marc Xavier LeBlanc

freelance, silentshout.ca, ckum, IPN with BONES

Julia LeConte

NOW magazine

Erik Leijon

Freelance

Bruce Leperre

Winnipeg Free Press, 730 CKDM

Chandler Levack

Maisonneuve

Antoine Léveillée

Freelance (BRBR - TFO)

Cam Lindsay

MUCH, Exclaim!, FFWD Weekly, Noisey

Sarah Liss

The Grid, Flare, Reader's Digest

Jason MacNeil

Toronto Sun, Huffington Post, ETCanada.com

Alex MacPherson

Verb Magazine

Francois Marchand

The Vancouver Sun

Calum Marsh

Pitchfork, Esquire, Playboy, Maxim

Stéphane Martel

SOCAN

Christine McAvoy

Vancouver Is Awesome .com

Stephanie McKay

Saskatoon StarPhoenix

Steve McLean

Steve Says, Canadian Encyclopedia, Juno Awards, Samaritanmag, Niuzly

Ryan McNutt

Freelancer

Mark Medley

National Post

bob mersereau

cbc, top100canadianblog.blogspot.ca

Sean Michaels

writer

Anupa Mistry

The Grid, SPIN, Rolling Stone

Guillaume Moffet

BRBR / TFO

Sébastien Moffet

freelance, Le Canal Auditf

Marc-André Mongrain

Sors-tu.ca, CIBL 101,5

Chris Morin

Planet S Magazine, Ominocity,

Dave Morris

The Globe and Mail, a-void.ca

Alan Neal

CBC Radio One

Joshua Ostroff

Huffington Post Canada

Renato Pagnani

Pitchfork, Edmonton Journal

Philippe Papineau

Le Devoir

Roch Parisien

Rocon Communications

Nick Patch

The Canadian Press

Ryan B. Patrick

Exclaim!

André Péloquin

Voir

David Perri

BraveWords.com

Catherine Pogonat

Radio-Canada

Benoit Poirier

CISM 89,3 FM / BRBR, TFO

Tom Power

CBC Radio/CBC Music

Chris Randle

Hazlitt, various other places

Alan Ranta

Exclaim!, PopMatters, Tiny Mix Tapes

Benjamin Rayner

Toronto Star

James Reaney

The London Free Press

Scott Reid

Cokemachineglow

Mark Rheaume

CBC Radio

Alexandra Rimmington

CFRU

Trevor Risk

ION, Huffington Post

Olivier Robillard Laveaux

Musique Plus, Radio-Canada, Voir

Graham Rockingham

Hamilton Spectator

Noah Sabourin

LiVE 88.5

Joni Sadler

CKUT 90.3 FM

John Sakamoto

Toronto Star

Fateema Sayani

Ottawa Magazine

john sekerka

chuo-fm, theRevue, hipCRANK

Jean-Étienne Sheehy

BRBR / TFO, APF

Tabassum Siddiqui

Freelance journalist

Craig Silliphant

Planet S Magazine, The Feedback Society, Ominocity

Sandy Smith

Slowcoustic Music Blog

Darryl Smith

CKDU Music Director

Mykael Sopher

Painting Over Silence

Sandra Sperounes

Edmonton Journal

Ian Steaman

Different-Kitchen.com

Jared Story

Metro Winnipeg

Sam Sutherland

AUX

Dominic Tardif

Voir, La Nouvelle.

Ric Taylor

View Magazine, 93.3 CFMU FM

Jamie Tennant

Program Director 93.3 CFMU FM Hamilton, music writer Hamilton Magazine, freelancer

Mark Teo

AUX.TV

Donald Teplyske

lonesomeroadreview.com, countrystandardtime.com, fervorcoulee.wordpress.com

Brock Thiessen

Exclaim!

Laura Thompson

CBC

Nicolas Tittley

musiqueplus, musimax, elle quebec, radio-canada

Greg Torrington

Galaxie

Lauren Toyota

MTV

Richard Trapunski

Chart Attack

Allison Van Rassel

CBC/Radio-Canada

Nicole Villeneuve

AUX.TV

Phil Villeneuve

Xtra

Eric Volmers

Calgary Herald

Jay Walker

Chom 977fm & Global tv

Natalie Zina Walschots

Exclaim!

Andrea Warner

CBC Music, freelance

Jason Wellwood

CILU 102.7fm, Hellbound.ca

Brad Wheeler

Globe and Mail

Darby Wheeler

CBC Strombo Show

Carl Wilson

Slate, Globe & Mail, Hazlitt

Lisa Wilton

Freelance, Metro Calgary

Curtis Wright

Vue Weekly

Natalia Wysocka

Journal Métro

Anna Zee

Q104 Music Director/Mid-day Announcer

Jordan Zivitz

Montreal Gazette

Jen Zoratti

Winnipeg Free Press
 
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