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Oscar Peterson Trio’s ‘Night Train’ And D.O.A.’s ‘Hardcore 81’ Receive 2019 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize Designation

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The Polaris Music Prize has announced Oscar Peterson Trio’s Night Train and D.O.A.’s Hardcore 81 albums have received 2019 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize designation. D.O.A.’s genre-defining hardcore punk album from 1981 was chosen over 11 other nominated albums in the Re:Sound-supported Heritage Prize public voting category, which ran this year from September 17 to […]

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2019 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize Voting Is Now Open

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Voting for the 2019 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize is now open. The Heritage Prize is also supported by Re:Sound. Like the Polaris Music Prize, winners and nominees for the Heritage Prize are Canadian albums of the artistic distinction, without regards to sales or affiliations. This is our version of a hall of fame where […]

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Everything You Need To Know About The 2019 Polaris Gala

The 2019 Polaris Gala, presented by CBC Music, takes place Monday, September 16 at The Carlu in Toronto. One of 10 nominated albums will be declared the 2019 Polaris Music Prize winner. LOW TICKET ALERT: A very limited number of tickets to the Gala remain available for sale via Ticketmaster HERE. Here are all the […]

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2019 Polaris Short List Posters Revealed

The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music, announced the 10 artists creating posters for the 2019 Short List today. The 2019 Short List Poster Artists: Melanie Garcia: Marie Davidson – Working Class Woman Dayle Kubluitok: Elisapie – The Ballad of the Runaway Girl Matthew Daley: FET.NAT – Le Mal Sarah Penina: Dominique Fils-Aimé – […]

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Partner Covers Rush’s “Limelight” For SiriusXM Polaris Cover Sessions

The Polaris Music Prize has released the video for its third and final SiriusXM Polaris Cover Session for 2019 featuring Partner covering “Limelight” from Rush’s Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize-winning album, Moving Pictures. An in-studio performance video of the song is now available via the Polaris YouTube channel. Additionally, an audio stream of it can […]

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Lixar And National Music Centre Band Together For Polaris Artist Residency

Today, premier AI and data company, Lixar, the National Music Centre (NMC), and Polaris Music Prize, are pleased to announce a new partnership that will give one act on the 2019 Polaris Long List the chance to explore and record inside NMC’s world-class facilities at Studio Bell. The new residency, called Lixar and the National […]

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Final Performers Announced, Grand Jury Revealed For 2019 Polaris Gala

The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music, has added four more performers for the Polaris Gala. In addition, Polaris has revealed the 11-person Grand Jury who will determine this year’s prize-winning album. Taking place September 16 at The Carlu in Toronto, Polaris Short List-nominated acts FET.NAT, Les Louanges, Haviah Mighty and Snotty Nose Rez […]

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First Round Of Performers Announced For 2019 Polaris Gala

The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music, has announced the first round of performers at the 2019 Polaris Gala. Taking place September 16 at The Carlu in Toronto, the following Polaris Short List-nominated acts are confirmed to play: Marie Davidson Elisapie Dominique Fils-Aimé PUP Shad Public tickets to the gala are limited and will […]

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Free Polaris Cover Sessions 12-Inch Record Features Pierre Kwenders, Faith Healer, Partner

The Polaris Music Prize is giving away copies of its new 12-inch record, Polaris Cover Sessions #5. The album, pressed in translucent corpse flower purple vinyl, features Pierre Kwenders covering Jean-Pierre Ferland’s “It Ain’t Fair,” Faith Healer’s version of The Band’s “When You Awake” and Partner doing Rush’s “Limelight.” The three songs on the 12-inch […]

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