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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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2018 Polaris Gala Performers Announced, Grand Jury Revealed

The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music, today announced the performers for the September 17 gala at The Carlu in Toronto. They are: Jean-Michel Blais Jeremy Dutcher Hubert Lenoir Pierre Kwenders Partner Snotty Nose Rez Kids U.S. Girls Weaves Daniel Caesar will be in attendance but cannot perform due to his touring schedule. Alvvays […]

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Free Polaris Cover Sessions 10-Inch Record Features Weaves, Jean-Michel Blais, Lindi Ortega

The Polaris Music Prize is giving away copies of its new 10-inch record, Polaris Cover Sessions #4. The album, pressed in regal gold vinyl, features Jean-Michel Blais covering Feist’s, “Mushaboom,” Weaves covering Arcade Fire’s “Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)” and Lindi Ortega covering Leonard Cohen’s “Suzanne.” The three songs on the 10-inch were culled from the […]

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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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