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2022 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize Winning Albums Announced

The Polaris Music Prize has announced albums from SNFU and Four the Moment have received 2022 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize designation. This Polaris hall of fame-minded critics prize/public polling campaign is meant to celebrate classic Canadian albums created before Polaris began in 2006. Like the Polaris Music Prize, winners and nominees of the Heritage […]

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2022 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize Voting Is Now Open

Voting for the 2022 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize has opened. This annual campaign encourages public voting to discover and support exceptional Canadian music albums from the past. The companion award to the Polaris Music Prize, winners and nominees for the Heritage Prize are also Canadian albums of artistic distinction, without regard to sales, genre […]

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Pierre Kwenders Has Won The 2022 Polaris Music Prize For The Album ‘José Louis And The Paradox Of Love’’

Pierre Kwenders has won the 2022 Polaris Music Prize for the album José Louis And The Paradox Of Love. This is Pierre Kwenders’ first Polaris Music Prize win. “This is crazy, I don’t even know what to think. This is for all the kids from the diaspora, the African diaspora, moving in Canada. Sometimes you […]

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Performers Announced For The 2022 Polaris Music Prize Gala

The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music, has revealed the performer list for the 2022 Polaris Gala, taking place September 19 at The Carlu in Toronto, Ontario. Hosted by CBC Music’s Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe, the Polaris Gala will also be live-streamed on CBC Gem, CBC Music’s Facebook, YouTube and Twitter pages and globally at cbcmusic.ca/polaris […]

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12 New Visual Art Pieces To Debut At Polaris Poster Exhibition Throughout September In Toronto

The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music, will be unveiling the 12 newest additions to its signature Polaris poster series with a special gallery takeover happening at Underscore Projects in Toronto, Ontario throughout September. Polaris will debut its 12 new poster commissions during the Polaris Music Prize 2022 Poster Launch & Exhibition at Underscore […]

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The 2022 Polaris Music Prize Short List Is Here

The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music, has unveiled the 10 albums on the 2022 Short List. One of these albums will win the 2022 Polaris Prize, which is being determined at the Polaris Gala, taking place September 19 at The Carlu in Toronto, Ontario. General admission tickets to the Polaris Gala are currently […]

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Polaris Music Prize And CBC Music Announce The Return Of The Short List Summer

Short List Summer is back. For the second consecutive year, CBC Music, Polaris’ presenting sponsor, will launch its signature Short List Summer programming to showcase the 10 nominated albums on the 2022 Polaris Short List, which will be revealed July 14 on CBC Music. This programming includes 10 separate Polaris radio specials which will take […]

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2022 Polaris Music Prize Long List Is Here

The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music, has revealed its 40 album Long List. This year’s Long List is presented by Canada Council for the Arts. The 2022 Polaris Music Prize Long List is: AHI – Prospect Arcade Fire – WE Backxwash – I LIE HERE BURIED WITH MY RINGS AND MY DRESSES BADBADNOTGOOD […]

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Listen To The Polaris Sound Series: And Now, Us Playlist

There are few things more empowering than being seen as one wants to be seen. Gender minorities in music can often be forgotten, overlooked, or pigeon-holed into specific roles that they must keep wearing the costumes for, even after they become thin and worn. Music should not be a space for forced creation, but a […]

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Polaris Music Prize 2022 Event Season Announced

The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music, has revealed its plans for 2022. We are excited to announce the much anticipated return of the Polaris Music Prize Event Season for 2022. The 2022 Polaris Event Season will kick-off with the Prize’s 40 album Long List on June 14, followed by the 10 album Short […]

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