Countdown to Short List
Long List / Jun 11
Short List / Jul 11
Polaris Gala / Sep 17
Heritage Prize / Oct TBA

The 2022 Polaris Music Prize Short List Is Here

The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music, has unveiled the 10 albums on the 2022 Short List. One of these albums will win the 2022 Polaris Prize, which is being determined at the Polaris Gala, taking place September 19 at The Carlu in Toronto, Ontario. General admission tickets to the Polaris Gala are currently […]

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Polaris Music Prize And CBC Music Announce The Return Of The Short List Summer

Short List Summer is back. For the second consecutive year, CBC Music, Polaris’ presenting sponsor, will launch its signature Short List Summer programming to showcase the 10 nominated albums on the 2022 Polaris Short List, which will be revealed July 14 on CBC Music. This programming includes 10 separate Polaris radio specials which will take […]

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2022 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 2022 Polaris Music Prize Long List is: AHI – Prospect Arcade Fire – WE Backxwash – I LIE HERE BURIED WITH MY RINGS AND MY DRESSES BADBADNOTGOOD […]

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Listen To The Polaris Sound Series: And Now, Us Playlist

There are few things more empowering than being seen as one wants to be seen. Gender minorities in music can often be forgotten, overlooked, or pigeon-holed into specific roles that they must keep wearing the costumes for, even after they become thin and worn. Music should not be a space for forced creation, but a […]

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Polaris Music Prize 2022 Event Season Announced

The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music, has revealed its plans for 2022. We are excited to announce the much anticipated return of the Polaris Music Prize Event Season for 2022. The 2022 Polaris Event Season will kick-off with the Prize’s 40 album Long List on June 14, followed by the 10 album Short […]

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Amber Moyle Welcomed To Polaris Music Prize As New Executive Director

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The Polaris Music Prize’s board of directors is happy to announce Amber Moyle (they/them) as its new Executive Director. “I am honoured to be joining such an incredible group of staff, board, jurors, partners, and community stakeholders,” says Moyle. “I look forward to assisting in continuing the monumental legacy the Polaris Music Prize has become […]

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Nomeansno, Faith Nolan Receive 2021 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize Designation

The Polaris Music Prize has announced albums from Nomeansno and Faith Nolan have received 2021 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize designation. Nomeansno’s hardcore punk album Wrong from 1989 was chosen in the Heritage Prize public voting category, which ran this year from September 27 to October 16. Faith Nolan’s 1986 blues-folk release Africville received Heritage […]

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2021 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize Voting Is Now Open

Voting for the 2021 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize has opened. Heritage Prize balloting was officially opened on Monday, Sept. 27 during the 2021 Polaris Music Prize Winner Celebration, where Cadence Weapon’s Parallel World album was awarded the 16th annual Polaris Music Prize. The companion award to the Polaris Music Prize, winners and nominees for […]

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Cadence Weapon Has Won The 2021 Polaris Music Prize For The Album ‘Parallel World’

Cadence Weapon has won the 2021 Polaris Music Prize for the album Parallel World. This is Cadence Weapon’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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2021 Polaris Short List Posters Revealed

The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music, announced the 10 artists creating posters for the 2021 Short List today. The 2021 Polaris Short List Poster Artists: Maya McKibbin for Leanne Betasamosake Simpson – Theory of Ice Mathieu Dionne for Cadence Weapon – Parallel World Brnesh Berhe for DijahSB – Head Above The Waters Melika […]

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