We’ve been so focused on our 2012 Short List nominees for so much the last few months that we’ve hardly had any time to check in on the lives of the many, many other charter Polaris People members. Let’s see what some of them have been up to: Bad google alert result fodder and 2007 […]
Wow. What a week. You’re all aware that Feist is the 2012 Polaris Music Prize champion for her album Metals, right? Congratulations, Leslie. But let’s talk about the whole Polaris Gala that took place on Monday, September 24. There was Cadence Weapon‘s crazy preacherman outro to “Conditioning,” Kathleen Edwards‘ rallying cry speech, Grimes and her […]
Feist has won the 2012 Polaris Music Prize for her Metals album, besting the nine other albums on the Polaris Short List. 2011 Polaris Prize winners Jeremy Gara and Tim Kingsbury of Arcade Fire made the announcement at the conclusion of this evening’s Gala. The Prize, which goes to the best Canadian album of the […]
These are the last days of uncertainty. By this time next week we’ll know who the next Polaris Music Prize champion will be. We shall shower them with champagne. We will bequeath to them the giant novelty cheque (which will then get broken by CBC’s Vish Khanna, and he’ll then blame Arcade Fire). We will […]
The Pop Montreal festival, not coincidentally happening in Montreal, Quebec, kicks off today and there are no shortage of Polaris-approved acts performing through the five days of shows and parties. We tracked down all the participating Polaris people and made a handy list of them for your consideration. Think of anyone listed here as freshness […]
The winner of the 2012 Polaris Music Prize will earn more than just a giant $30,000 cheque and the eternal jealousy of their peers. They’ll also score a key piece of equipment in ensuring their next U.K. or European tour doesn’t devolve into Griswold family-style National Lampoonery â€” an exclusive splitter tour bus courtesy of […]
The Polaris Music Prize is happy to announce the return of The Polaris Music Prize Screening Party, this year renamed The Peep Show!
Held at The Drake Hotel, the proceeds from this yearâ€™s event will once again go to MusiCounts, Canadaâ€™s music education charity associated with The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS). This yearâ€™s event will kick off at 7 p.m. on September 24 with complimentary refreshment tickets courtesy of Steamwhistle Brewery.
The Gala is now only 10 days away. You should know all the details by now, right? There’s the Performers and Grand Jurors, the Peep Show, the Hosts, the Posters, the Rdio Polaris Record Club, the Scion Split 7” series… you’re all on this stuff, right? Good. That’s because we’re going to take a momentary […]
Each year Polaris and our official curator Kid Icarus commissions some of the best in art and graphic design to create an ultra-limited edition run of posters inspired by the 10 albums on the Short List. We’re now ready to unveil this year’s poster designs. This year’s poster artists are: Cadence Weapon Hope In Dirt […]
Steve Jordan, Founder and Executive Director of the Polaris Music Prize announced that CBC Radio3‘s Grant Lawrence will be returning for his sixth year as co-host of the Polaris Music Prize Gala. Joining him this year will be MuchMusic's Lauren Toyota, a fellow jurist. Grant and Lauren will share the stage of the Concert Hall […]