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Polaris Gala Performers and Grand Jury Announced

· by Aaron Brophy

The performers and the Grand Jury members for the 7th annual Polaris Music Prize Gala were announced earlier today by Steve Jordan, the Founder and Executive Director of the Polaris Music Prize. Taking place on September 24 at the Concert Hall Studios at Bell Media’s Masonic Temple, the evening will include performances by Short List […]

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Polaris Gala Salon Tour: Edmonton, Ottawa, Saskatoon, Toronto, Montreal, New York

· by Aaron Brophy

We're less than a month away from the Polaris Gala and <a href = 'http://polarismusicprize.ca/article/453/polaris-music-prize-peep-show-details-announced-proceeds-to-benefit-musicounts/'>Polaris Peep Show</a> happening on Sept. 24. That means it's time to step up the arguing.

Over the next few weeks we'll be hosting our patented Polaris Salons with the help of our good friends <a href = 'http://www.rdio.com/'>Rdio</a> in six separate cities — Saskatoon, Edmonton, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, and if we can sneak across the border successfully, New York City.

Just like a bat signal flashed from the top of a Gotham skyscraper, these Salons are a call to arms for deep music nerds everywhere. Officially, there'll be panels made up of Polaris jurors from each city discussing who they think will win the 2012 Polaris Music Prize, but less officially, it's also a chance for any enthused members of the public to also come down and get involved in the debate. And potentially win prizes for doing so.

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Polaris People August 24: Black Mountain Surface, Sarah Harmer Picnics

· by Aaron Brophy

Not to play Captain Countdown too much, but we're now officially one month away from the Polaris Gala — and by extension, one month from figuring out who the winner of the 2012 Polaris Music Prize will be.

In the next few weeks business is really going to pick up around here. This week we <a href = 'http://polarismusicprize.ca/article/458/the-rdio-2012-polaris-record-club-is-here/'>kicked off</a> the Polaris Record Club listening sessions sponsored by Rdio, which we'll keep blasting out over the next four weeks, just like little musical Polaris presents.

Also, we've already announced our special <a href = 'http://polarismusicprize.ca/article/453/polaris-music-prize-peep-show-details-announced-proceeds-to-benefit-musicounts/'>Polaris Peep Show</a> party happening at the Drake Hotel, with its magic dangle of a chance to win yourself a trip to the Gala.

If that's not all, next week we're going to unveil a complete list of all the ways you can potentially get yourself into the Polaris Gala on Sept. 24. Think of it as a cheatsheet for getting into one of the most exclusive music parties in the country.

Still, all this stuff is secondary to the reason why we do this whole thing to begin with — the Polaris People.

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The Rdio 2012 Polaris Record Club Is Here

· by Aaron Brophy

TORONTO, August 20, 2012 – Back for its sophomore year, <a href = 'http://www.rdio.com/people/PolarisMusicPrize/'>Rdio</a> and the Polaris Music Prize have announced the return of the Polaris Record Club! Starting August 21 Canadian, UK and German music fans have the chance to enjoy the music of the 2012 Polaris Music Prize Short List free for a day without a Rdio subscription.

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Polaris People August 17: Weird YT//ST Stories, New Feist Stuff

· by Aaron Brophy

Have you heard about our<strong> Polaris Peep Show </strong>yet?

It's not some creepy burlesque night featuring Fucked Up's Damian Abraham and Polaris founder Steve Jordan in an erotic hula hoop contest (though it <em>could</em> be if you're persuasive).

No, it's more like the pre-party, the during-party, and the after-party that will accompany our big Polaris Gala on September 24. And going to this party just might get you <a href = 'http://polarismusicprize.ca/article/453/polaris-music-prize-peep-show-details-announced-proceeds-to-benefit-musicounts/'>upgraded</a> to the actual Gala.

And the Gala? You're going to want to be there, because this year's Short List is, as Lil Mama says, poppin'.

Let's see what the Polaris People were up to this week:

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Polaris People August 10: Grimes' Fashion, Handsome Furs Remembered

· by Aaron Brophy

Everyone we know has Olympic fever right now and for good reason. Did you see the Canadian women soccer team? Man, that was a rollercoaster ride of emotion.

There's another place where the competition is still pure and genuine. Polarisland.

Our people, the Polaris People, are beyond reproach. Mostly because all they do is make perfect records. Here's what some of them were up to this week:

Our people, the Polaris People, are beyond reproach. Mostly because all they do is make perfect records. Here's what some of them were up to this week:

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Polaris People August 3: Kathleen Edwards, Grimes, The Dears, Drake And More

· by Aaron Brophy

Y'know what's awesome? Free records. Especially cool secret limited edition ones like the Scion Surprise 7" series that we just <a href = 'http://polarismusicprize.ca/article/448/scion-split-7-series-is-here/'>announced</a>.

Even better than records, though, are the artists who make them.

Like the Polaris People — y'know, all the folks nominated for the Polaris Music Prize, past and present — who've been hustling and doing interesting things.

We tracked down what a bunch of said Polaris People got up to this week:

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