This is the ninth in a ten part offering of free Polaris Short List downloads, courtesy of iTunes Canada and the artists themselves. Tell your friends! And enjoy. Just download from the wee window on the right side of this page.
Patrick Watson is the first previous winner of Polaris to be nominated again. Check out this free track to find out way. Just click on the iTunes interface on the right side of this page. Dig in!
Another week, another free download of Polaris Short List music. This time it's Joel Plaskett with one of the few titles from his brilliant "Three" record to NOT repeat the same word three times. Enjoy, and tell your friends! See the download link on the right side of this page.
Get this fine Metric track for free on the right side of this page. Collect 'em all! And here's where you can get them all!
Get it while it's free! A new Short List download goes up tomorrow! See the download window on teh right side of this page. Enjoy.
Who picks the winner of the Polaris Music Prize, you ask? Each year, a Grand Jury of 11 is selected from the greater Polaris jury. They convene in Toronto at the Gala to debate, discuss and ultimately vote on which Short List album most deserves the $20,000 prize.
The Grand Jury for 2009 is:
See that countdown clock above? Notice how we're closing in on Polaris Gala time? That means we will very soon be announcing all the details of this year's really big show: live performers, host and presenters who'll be making magic at our new venue; how you can tune in from home or enter an exciting new contest for you and friends to be there with us and — my favourite part — our esteemed Grand Jury selected from across the country who will be gathering in Toronto September 21 to choose the winner.
All this and more to be revealed imminently right here.
This just in: We can now spill the beans on this year's Gala, happening September 21 in Toronto where we will crown the $20,000 prize winner.
Some special highlights this year:
New venue, the legendary Masonic Temple, aka The Concert Hall. Music magic has been happening in this building for decades, so we're stoked that MTV Canada is letting us into their fabulous digs for our party.