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The 2017 Polaris Music Prize Short List Is Here

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The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music and produced by Blue Ant Media, today announced its 2017 Short List of 10 Canadian albums which will vie for the Polaris Music Prize being decided Sept. 18 in Toronto. The 2017 Short List was announced by CBC Radio 2 Morning host and Polaris juror Raina Douris. […]

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Polaris Podcast EP7: Inside The Long List Live From Ottawa

We traveled to Ottawa, Ontario for this special live taping of the Polaris Podcast focused on the just-released 2017 Polaris Music Prize Long List. Taking place at the National Arts Centre, the episode, which was sponsored by Lixar IT, brought together Polaris jurors Ryan Bresee (CKCU), Erin Flynn (CHUO 89.1 FM), Valerie Lessard (Le Droit) […]

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Cadence Weapon Talks Breaking Kayfabe For Polaris Podcast EP6

For this episode of the Polaris Podcast we’ll speak with the ace rapper and producer/former poet laureate of Edmonton, Alberta/three-time Polaris nominee Cadence Weapon about his debut album Breaking Kayfabe. On top of that we’ll talk to the man known as Roland “Rollie” Pemberton about his all-consuming obsession with Destroyer’s Dan Bejar, that man’s Kaputt record, […]

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The 2017 Polaris Music Prize Long List Is Here

The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music and produced by Blue Ant Media, unveiled the 40 albums on this year’s Long List earlier today at the National Arts Centre (NAC) in Ottawa, Ontario with the support of Lixar. The 2017 Polaris Music Prize Long List: A Tribe Called Red – We Are The Halluci […]

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Polaris And Lixar Partner For Long List And Live Podcast Event In Ottawa

The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music and produced by Blue Ant Media, have partnered with Lixar to present the Long List and the first-ever live Polaris Podcast episode. Taking place on June 13 at the National Arts Centre (NAC) in Ottawa at 7 p.m., this special edition of the Polaris Podcast will feature a […]

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Hannah Georgas Does Arcade Fire’s “Crown Of Love” For Latest SiriusXM Polaris Cover Session

The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music and produced by Blue Ant Media, has revealed the second SiriusXM Polaris Cover Session for 2017 featuring Hannah Georgas reinterpreting “Crown Of Love” from Arcade Fire’s 2004 album Funeral. An in-studio performance video of the song is now available via the Polaris Music Prize’s YouTube and Facebook […]

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PUP, Tanya Tagaq, Daniel Caesar And Safia Nolin To Play London’s Trafalgar Square On July 1

The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music and produced by Blue Ant Media, is going to London, England. More specifically, 2014 Polaris Prize winner Tanya Tagaq, 2016 Short Listers PUP and 2016 Long List nominees Daniel Caesar and Safia Nolin will be going to London to perform at historic Trafalgar Square on Saturday, July […]

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Revealed! 2016 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize Commemorative Posters

Commemorative posters honouring the eight albums that received Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize in 2016 have been revealed. The albums being honoured and the artists who designed their posters are: Arcade Fire – Funeral by Ivo Matić  Blue Rodeo – Five Days In July by Carl Wiens  Leonard Cohen – Songs Of Leonard Cohen by […]

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Les soeurs Boulay Do Kate & Anna McGarrigle To Launch 2017 SiriusXM Polaris Cover Sessions

The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music and produced by Blue Ant Media, has revealed its newest SiriusXM Polaris Cover Session featuring Les soeurs Boulay reinterpreting “Complainte pour Ste-Catherine” from Kate & Anna McGarrigle’s 1976 self-titled album. Originally written by Anna McGarrigle and poet/songwriter Philippe Tatartcheff, Stéphanie and Mélanie Boulay recorded the song at […]

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Buffy Sainte-Marie And Tanya Tagaq Team Up For Polaris Collaboration Session

Past Polaris Music Prize winners Buffy Sainte-Marie and Tanya Tagaq have teamed up to create the new recording “You Got To Run (Spirit Of The Wind)” as part of the second-ever Polaris Collaboration Session. Sainte-Marie and Tagaq, who won the Polaris in 2015 and 2014, respectively, collaborated on the Sainte-Marie-written song “You Got To Run […]

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