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Polaris Podcast EP18 Examines 2018 Short List

The 10-album 2018 Polaris Music Prize Short List has arrived. To document this important occasion we gathered three jurors — Ian Steaman, Laura Stanley and Marc-André Mongrain — to weigh in on each album for the Polaris Podcast. Stanley talked about the gravity behind Jeremy Dutcher’s Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa. “It’s about a lot of things, but […]

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Jean-Michel Blais Covers Feist’s “Mushaboom” For SiriusXM Polaris Cover Sessions

The Polaris Music Prize has released its final SiriusXM Polaris Cover Session for 2018 featuring Jean-Michel Blais reinterpreting “Mushaboom” from Feist’s Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize-winning album Let It Die. An in-studio performance video of the song is now available via the Polaris YouTube channel. Additionally, an audio stream of it can be found on […]

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The 2018 Polaris Music Prize Short List Is Here

The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music, has unveiled the 10 albums on the 2018 Short List. The 2018 Polaris Music Prize Short List is: Alvvays – Antisocialites Jean-Michel Blais – Dans ma main Daniel Caesar – Freudian Jeremy Dutcher – Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa Pierre Kwenders – MAKANDA at the End of Space, the Beginning […]

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Jurors Tackle 2018 Long List On Polaris Podcast EP17

When the 40 album Polaris Long List gets released each year it’s always cause for much discussion. For the latest episode of the Polaris Podcast we got three of the jurors whose votes helped shape the Long List — Michael Rancic, Erin Lowers and Christine McAvoy — to analyze what trends they saw in this […]

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2018 Polaris Music Prize Long List Is Here

The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music, has unveiled the 40 albums on the 2018 Long List. The 2018 Polaris Music Prize Long List is: a l l i e – Nightshade Alvvays – Antisocialites Arcade Fire – Everything Now Bahamas – Earthtones The Barr Brothers – Queens of the Breakers Bernice – Puff […]

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Lindi Ortega Covers Leonard Cohen’s “Suzanne” For SiriusXM Polaris Cover Sessions

The Polaris Music Prize has released its SiriusXM Polaris Cover Session for 2018 featuring Lindi Ortega reinterpreting “Suzanne” from Leonard Cohen’s 1967 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize-winning album Songs Of Leonard Cohen. An in-studio performance video of the song is now available via the Polaris YouTube channel. Additionally, an audio stream of it can be […]

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Ask Polaris Anything For Polaris Podcast EP16

Now that we’re deep into #Polaris2018 season we thought it would be a good time to tackle some of your frequently asked Polaris questions. To do this we sat down Polaris executive director Steve Jordan and asked him about how the Polaris prize winner is determined, how the Polaris jury is selected, what musical acts […]

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Hamilton, Ontario In The Spotlight For Polaris Podcast EP15

The Polaris Podcast traveled to Hamilton, Ontario for this live taping event at Jillard Guitars featuring jurors Jamie Tennant (CFMU), J.C. Villamere (villamere.com) and Biljana Njegovan (Cut From Steel) talking records with host Steve Jordan. A wide range of Polaris and Hamilton-related topics were covered by the panel. Tennant used the opportunity to discuss his […]

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Weaves Do Arcade Fire’s “Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)” For SiriusXM Polaris Cover Session

The Polaris Music Prize has debuted its first SiriusXM Polaris Cover Session for 2018 featuring Weaves reinterpreting “Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)” from Arcade Fire’s 2004 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize-winning album Funeral. An in-studio performance video of the song is now available via the Polaris YouTube channel. Additionally, an audio stream of it can be […]

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Feist, k-os Featured In Polaris Podcast EP14

Feist’s breakout album Let It Die and k-os’ genre-spanning Joyful Rebellion albums are the focus of this Polaris Podcast episode thanks to their recent Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize hall of fame designations. The last episode in our four-part mini-series dedicated to recent Heritage Prize albums, this one features veteran Polaris jurors Karen Bliss and Tabassum Siddiqui […]

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