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The 2024 Polaris Music Prize Short List Is Here

The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music, has unveiled the 10 albums on its 2024 Short List and revealed who will be performing at this year’s Polaris Gala at Massey Hall on September 17. Tickets for the Polaris Gala at the iconic Massey Hall are available now! The 2024 Polaris Music Prize Short List […]

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2024 Polaris Music Prize Poster Application Is Now Open

Thanks for your interest in becoming a poster artist for the Short List of the Polaris Music Prize. Background Polaris is a registered charity not-for-profit organization that annually honours the best in Canadian recorded music since 2006. They have become well-regarded for the series of posters they commission to represent each of the shortlisted albums. […]

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The 2024 Polaris Music Prize Long List Is Here

The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music, has revealed its 40 album Long List. The Long List is where Polaris reveals the 40 nominated albums that will be considered for a given year’s Prize. This year’s Long List is presented by Canada Council for the Arts. Watch the official Long List announcement video now! […]

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2024 Polaris Music Prize Event Season Announced

The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music, has revealed its key 2024 event season details, including nominee reveal dates, the season creative direction, and the Polaris Gala’s return to Massey Hall with tickets now on sale. The 2024 Polaris Event Season will kick-off with the Prize’s 40 album Long List reveal on June 11 […]

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Deck The Walls Skateboard Art Show Coming To Vancouver, Featuring Decks Inspired By Past Polaris Nominees

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RANGE Magazine, Polaris Music Prize, and Oasis Skateboard Factory are proud to announce Deck The Walls, a skateboard-based art show inspired by the music of Dan Mangan, Shad, Japandroids, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Mac DeMarco, and Black Mountain; six acts with deep connections to British Columbia. Designed and manufactured by the students of the Oasis […]

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Polaris Impact Report 

· by Elizabeth Mclellan

Polaris Impact Report  At the heart of our organization lies a relentless pursuit of impact, where uplifting Canadian musicians resonates as our core purpose.  Delve into our 2023 Impact Report as we unveil how the Polaris Music Prize has catalyzed transformative growth for artists across the nation.  Unveiling the Impact: Polaris Music Prize’s Collaboration with […]

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Maestro Fresh Wes, Skinny Puppy Albums Honoured With 2023 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prizes

Maestro Fresh Wes Symphony In Effect and Skinny Puppy Bites are the two newest albums to receive Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize designation. The Polaris Heritage Prize is a hall of fame-minded critics prize and public support campaign meant to celebrate classic Canadian albums created before Polaris began in 2006. Like the Polaris Music Prize, […]

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2023 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize Voting Is Now Open

Voting for the 2023 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize has opened. This annual campaign encourages public voting to discover and support exceptional Canadian music albums from the past. The companion award to the Polaris Music Prize, winners and nominees for the Heritage Prize are also Canadian albums of artistic distinction, without regard to sales, genre […]

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Debby Friday Has Won The 2023 Polaris Music Prize For The Album ‘Good Luck’

Debby Friday has won the 2023 Polaris Music Prize for the album Good Luck. This is Debby Friday’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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