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2021 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize Voting Is Now Open

Voting for the 2021 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize has opened. Heritage Prize balloting was officially opened on Monday, Sept. 27 during the 2021 Polaris Music Prize Winner Celebration, where Cadence Weapon’s Parallel World album was awarded the 16th annual Polaris Music Prize. The companion award to the Polaris Music Prize, winners and nominees for […]

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Cadence Weapon Has Won The 2021 Polaris Music Prize For The Album ‘Parallel World’

Cadence Weapon has won the 2021 Polaris Music Prize for the album Parallel World. This is Cadence Weapon’s first Polaris Music Prize win. The Prize, which was presented by CBC Music, goes to the best Canadian album of the year based on artistic merit without regard to genre, sales history or label affiliation. It was […]

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2021 Polaris Short List Posters Revealed

The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music, announced the 10 artists creating posters for the 2021 Short List today. The 2021 Polaris Short List Poster Artists: Maya McKibbin for Leanne Betasamosake Simpson – Theory of Ice Mathieu Dionne for Cadence Weapon – Parallel World Brnesh Berhe for DijahSB – Head Above The Waters Melika […]

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2021 Polaris Music Prize Winner Celebration Details Announced: Exclusive Backxwash Performances, Grand Jury Revealed

Details have been announced for the 2021 Polaris Music Prize Winner Celebration, taking place live at CBC Toronto’s Studio 211 on Monday, Sept. 27. Hosted by CBC Music’s Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe, the 2021 Polaris Music Prize Winner Celebration will be available in Canada on the free CBC Gem streaming service, CBC Music’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube […]

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Polaris Music Prize: Executive Director Application

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POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR POSITION: Executive Director LOCATION: Toronto, Ontario is preferred POSITION DETAILS: Full time, Permanent WEBSITE: https://polarismusicprize.ca/ REPORTS TO: Board of Directors DIRECT REPORTS: Communications Director, Bookkeeper, Auditor, Publicist, Event Staff, Contractors THE ORGANIZATION The Polaris Music Prize (Polaris) is a not-for-profit organization that annually honours and rewards artists who produce Canadian […]

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2021 Polaris Short List Is Here

The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music, has unveiled the 10 albums on the 2021 Short List. The 2021 Polaris Music Prize Short List is: Leanne Betasamosake Simpson – Theory of Ice Cadence Weapon – Parallel World DijahSB – Head Above The Waters Dominique Fils-Aimé – Three Little Words Mustafa – When Smoke Rises […]

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Polaris Music Prize And CBC Music Reveal Short List Summer Broadcast Plans

It’s going to be a Short List Summer. CBC Music, Polaris’ presenting sponsor, will be launching special programming to showcase the 2021 Polaris Music Prize Short List of 10 albums, which will be revealed July 15 on CBC Music. This includes 12 Polaris radio specials, which will delve into the history of past Polaris winners […]

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2021 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 2021 Polaris Music Prize Long List is: Art Bergmann – Late Stage Empire Dementia Bernice – Eau De Bonjourno The Besnard Lakes – The Besnard Lakes Are […]

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Beverly Glenn-Copeland, Main Source, Buffy Sainte-Marie Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize Posters Revealed

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The Polaris Music Prize has unveiled the commemorative posters celebrating Beverly Glenn-Copeland’s Keyboard Fantasies, Main Source’s Breaking Atoms and Buffy Sainte-Marie’s It’s My Way! having received Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize designation. These specially curated posters are limited edition silk-screen prints custom made to honour every album that has received Heritage Prize designation. Large versions […]

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Listen To The Polaris Sound Series: Diaspora Playlist

This playlist highlights the Canadian refugee and immigrant experience, featuring first- and second-generation immigrants to Canada from disparate locales. The diasporic vibes represented here is a Canadian-rooted sonic excursion conveying the shared hopes, disparate dreams and relatable reasons for leaving one home for another. It’s important to note that while there is a connective energy […]

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