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Long List / Jun 11
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Polaris Gala / Sep 17
Heritage Prize / Oct TBA
 
 

Polaris Music Prize And CBC Music’s Signature Short List Summer Returns Once Again

The summer is going to be filled with the sounds of the Short List once again. For the third straight season, CBC Music, the presenting partner of the Polaris Music Prize, will launch its signature Short List Summer programming to showcase the 10 nominated albums on the 2023 Polaris Short List, which will be revealed […]

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Fucked Up Covers Eric’s Trip’s “Sunlight” For SiriusXM Polaris Cover Sessions

Former Polaris Music Prize winners Fucked Up have reimagined Eric’s Trip’s “Sunlight” for the latest edition of the SiriusXM Polaris Cover Sessions. In this performance Fucked Up’s Sandy Miranda and Damian Abraham invert the dynamic of the original version with Miranda assuming the lead vocal role of Eric’s Trip’s Rick White and Abraham taking on […]

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The 2023 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 2023 Polaris Music Prize Long List is: ALL HANDS_MAKE LIGHT – Darling The Dawn Alvvays – Blue Rev Aquakultre – Don’t Trip Aysanabee – Watin Badge Époque […]

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Rae Spoon Covers Beverly Glenn-Copeland’s “Ever New” For SiriusXM Polaris Cover Sessions

We’re thrilled to present the latest addition to the SiriusXM Polaris Cover Sessions series. This time, the spotlight shines on the exceptionally talented artist Rae Spoon delivering a captivating rendition of Beverly Glenn-Copeland’s “Ever New.” In this performance Rae Spoon pays homage to the rich musical heritage of Canadian classics. Known for their unique style […]

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Zoon Covers Mary Margaret O’Hara’s “To Cry About” For SiriusXM Polaris Cover Sessions

The Polaris Music Prize has just launched the much-awaited 2023 edition of their Cover Sessions series, featuring some of Canada’s most celebrated artists. For those unfamiliar, the Cover Sessions series sees past Polaris Prize nominees put their unique spin on classic Canadian songs, resulting in stunning and often unexpected renditions. The first release from this […]

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Polaris Music Prize 2023 Event Season Announced

The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music, has revealed the surprising plans for its 2023 season. The announcement includes all event key dates, the season creative direction, a Gala venue change, and ticket launch. The 2023 Polaris Event Season will kick-off with the Prize’s 40 album Long List on June 13, followed by the […]

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2022 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize Winning Albums Announced

The Polaris Music Prize has announced albums from SNFU and Four the Moment have received 2022 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize designation. This Polaris hall of fame-minded critics prize/public polling campaign is meant to celebrate classic Canadian albums created before Polaris began in 2006. Like the Polaris Music Prize, winners and nominees of the Heritage […]

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2022 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize Voting Is Now Open

Voting for the 2022 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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Pierre Kwenders Has Won The 2022 Polaris Music Prize For The Album ‘José Louis And The Paradox Of Love’’

Pierre Kwenders has won the 2022 Polaris Music Prize for the album José Louis And The Paradox Of Love. This is Pierre Kwenders’ first Polaris Music Prize win. “This is crazy, I don’t even know what to think. This is for all the kids from the diaspora, the African diaspora, moving in Canada. Sometimes you […]

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Performers Announced For The 2022 Polaris Music Prize Gala

The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music, has revealed the performer list for the 2022 Polaris Gala, taking place September 19 at The Carlu in Toronto, Ontario. Hosted by CBC Music’s Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe, the Polaris Gala will also be live-streamed on CBC Gem, CBC Music’s Facebook, YouTube and Twitter pages and globally at cbcmusic.ca/polaris […]

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