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The 2019 Polaris Music Prize Short List Is Here

The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music, has unveiled the 10 albums on the 2019 Short List. The 2019 Polaris Music Prize Short List is: Marie Davidson – Working Class Woman Elisapie – The Ballad of the Runaway Girl FET.NAT – Le Mal Dominique Fils-Aimé – Stay Tuned! Les Louanges – La nuit est […]

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Faith Healer Covers The Band’s “When You Awake” For SiriusXM Polaris Cover Sessions

The Polaris Music Prize has released its second SiriusXM Polaris Cover Session for 2019 featuring Faith Healer covering “When You Awake” from The Band’s self-titled Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize-winning album. 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 […]

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The 2019 Polaris Music Prize Long List Is Here

The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music, has unveiled the 40 albums on the 2019 Long List. This year’s Long List is presented by Canada Council for the Arts. The 2019 Polaris Music Prize Long List is: Tim Baker – Forever Overhead Tanika Charles – The Gumption Clairmont The Second – Do You Drive? […]

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Pierre Kwenders Covers Jean-Pierre Ferland’s “It Ain’t Fair” For SiriusXM Polaris Cover Sessions

The Polaris Music Prize has released its first SiriusXM Polaris Cover Session for 2019 featuring Pierre Kwenders reinterpreting “It Ain’t Fair” from Jean-Pierre Ferland’s Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize-winning album Jaune. 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 […]

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2019 Polaris Music Prize Long List To Be Unveiled In Winnipeg

The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music, will be coming to Winnipeg, Manitoba for the reveal of the 2019 Long List. Presented by the Canada Council for the Arts, the announcement of the 40 titles that comprise the Long List will take place on Thursday, June 20 at the Oodena Celebration Circle at The […]

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The Weather Station & Jennifer Castle Polaris-Stingray Seven-Inch Available Free For Record Store Day Canada

The Polaris Music Prize and Stingray Music are pleased to offer the latest Polaris Collaboration Session 7” featuring Jennifer Castle & The Weather Station as a free giveaway for Record Store Day Canada. This pressing is limited to 500 pieces and will only be available to stores for RSD 2019. This white vinyl split 7” […]

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Jean-Pierre Ferland Honoured For Jaune Heritage Prize Designation In Montreal Ceremony

The Polaris Music Prize honoured legendary Quebec musician Jean-Pierre Ferland on March 24 in a ceremony at Editorial Avenue / Audiogram Records in Montreal, Quebec celebrating his 1970 album Jaune having recently received Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize designation. The Heritage Prize award, the Polaris version of a hall of fame, was determined by an […]

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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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