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Bubbling Under Acts Featured In Polaris Podcast EP21

With the 2018 Polaris season winding down, we used this episode to highlight some of our producers’ favourite albums which didn’t make the Long List. We’ll be exploring Woolworm’s Deserve To Die, Laura Sauvage’s The Beautiful, Souljazz Orchestra’s Under Burning Skies and L CON’s Insecurities in Being. Woolworm’s Giles Roy explained that Deserve To Die […]

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2018 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize Winners Announced

Polaris Music Prize announced the winning albums for the 2018 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize today. The winners were chosen from four short lists, each representing a different musical era, and were curated by a Heritage Prize jury of music historians and music media. Two winners for each era were chosen — one by public […]

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The Weather Station And Jennifer Castle’s Collaboration Session In Focus For Polaris Podcast EP20

The Weather Station and Jennifer Castle have recorded a pair of songs together for the third edition of the Polaris Collaboration Sessions, sponsored by Stingray Music. Stingray Music host and Polaris juror Zachary Monson spoke to Castle and The Weather Station’s Tamara Lindeman about their musical partnership. “I’ve looked up to Jennifer for a long […]

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Jeremy Dutcher’s Win In Focus For Polaris Podcast EP19

Jeremy Dutcher has won the 2018 Polaris Music Prize for the album Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa. In the latest episode of the Polaris Podcast we spoke with Dutcher about how he felt when he won and what his name means. Dutcher also spoke on who Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa, an album sung entirely in the Wolastoqiyik language, was meant […]

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2018 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize Voting Is Now Open

If you’ve ever wanted to live the life of a Polaris juror, now’s the time. That’s because the voting for the 2018 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize is now open. The Heritage Prize honours Canadian albums of the past from four distinct time periods: 1960-75, 1976-85, 1986-95 and 1996-05. Like the Polaris Music Prize, winners […]

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Jeremy Dutcher has won the 2018 Polaris Music Prize for the album Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa

Jeremy Dutcher has won the 2018 Polaris Music Prize for the album Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa. “Psiw-te npomawsuwinuwok, kiluwaw yut. All my people, this is for you.” — Jeremy Dutcher 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 […]

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Everything You Need To Know About The 2018 Polaris Music Prize Gala

The 2018 Polaris Gala, presented by CBC Music, takes place Monday, September 17 at The Carlu in Toronto. That night one of 10 nominated albums will be declared the 2018 Polaris Music Prize winner. A very limited number of tickets to the Gala remain available for sale via Ticketmaster HERE. Here are all the things […]

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The Weather Station And Jennifer Castle Team Up For Polaris Collaboration Session, Sponsored By Stingray Music

The Weather Station and Jennifer Castle have recorded a pair of songs together for the third edition of the Polaris Cover Sessions, sponsored by Stingray Music. The acts came together for a single day at Sugar Shack studio in London, Ontario this past August to record two songs — The Weather Station’s “I Tried to […]

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2018 Polaris Short List Posters Revealed, Go On Sale September 17

The Polaris Music Prize presented by CBC Music today announced the 10 posters artists for the 2018 Short List. The 2018 Short List Poster Artists: Aaron Rinas: Alvvays – Antisocialites Mathieu Larone: Jean-Michel Blais – Dans ma main Matthew Boyd & Clea Forkert: Daniel Caesar – Freudian Alëna Skarina: Jeremy Dutcher – Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa  Kellen […]

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