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The 2017 Longer List Is Here

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There’s a lot of good music being made in Canada. We intimately understand this truth because we watch as our individual Polaris jurors unearth musical gems throughout the year and recommends these records to their fellow members. Our cross-country cast of jurors then submits ballots based on these album recommendations to create our 40 album […]

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2017 Short List Posters Revealed, Drake Hotel Pop Up Sale and Panel Announced

The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music and produced by Blue Ant Media, today announced the 10 posters artists for the 2017 Short List. The 2017 Short List Poster Artists: A Tribe Called Red – We Are The Halluci Nation by Jeff Blackburn BADBADNOTGOOD – IV by Studio Tipi Leonard Cohen – You Want […]

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Polaris Gala Performers, Grand Jury Announced, Tickets On Sale

The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music and produced by Blue Ant Media, has announced the performers for the September 18 Polaris Gala at The Carlu in Toronto. They include: Feist Lisa LeBlanc Lido Pimienta Tanya Tagaq Leif Vollebekk Weaves More acts may be announced at a later date. Limited public tickets are on […]

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Jurors Riff On 2017 Short List For Polaris Podcast EP.8

In the lead-up to our 2017 Polaris Music Prize Short List reveal, CBC Music assembled a panel of Polaris jurors including Adrian Lee, Jill Krajewski and Chaka Grier to discuss what they thought would make the Short List. Then, once the Short List was announced, those same jurors got together again after the reveal to […]

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Hannah Georgas, Les soeurs Boulay, Little Scream On Free Polaris Cover Sessions 10-Inch Record

The Polaris Music Prize is giving away copies of its new 10-inch Polaris Cover Sessions #3 record. The record features Little Scream covering Mary Margaret O’Hara’s “Anew Day,” Hannah Georgas covering Arcade Fire’s “Crown Of Love” and Les soeurs Boulay covering Kate & Anna McGarrigle’s “Complainte pour Ste. Catherine.” The three songs on the 10-inch […]

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Little Scream Does Mary Margaret O’Hara’s “Anew Day” For SiriusXM Polaris Cover Session

The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music and produced by Blue Ant Media, has revealed its third SiriusXM Polaris Cover Session for 2017 featuring Little Scream reinterpreting “Anew Day” from Mary Margaret O’Hara’s 1988 album Miss America. An in-studio performance video of the song is now available via the Polaris Music Prize’s YouTube channel. […]

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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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