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Listen To The Polaris Sound Series: Indigeneity Playlist

The Indigenous storytellers in this playlist will take the listener on a sonic journey through the experiences of the Indigenous people of Canada, laying bare the scars of colonialism, and lead us from the pain, frustration and desperation to the glorious resurgence of cultural liberation and pride. Everything in this world is part of a […]

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Polaris Music Prize 2020 Key Dates Announced

Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music, has revealed its key dates for 2020. The 40 album Long List for the 15th edition of the prize will be announced June 15. The 10 album Short List will be unveiled on July 15. This year’s Polaris Gala is September 21 at The Carlu in Toronto, Ont […]

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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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