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Harmonium, Glenn Gould In Focus For Polaris Podcast EP12

For Polaris Podcast episode 12 we focus on two albums that recently received Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize hall of fame designation — Glenn Gould’s Bach: The Goldberg Variations and Harmonium’s L’Heptade. CBC’s Katherine Duncan noted the then-very unusual decision the late-Gould made to not perform live. “He decided. OK, I’m just going to go […]

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The Band, Gordon Lightfoot Heritage Prize Albums In Focus On Polaris Podcast EP 11

For Polaris Podcast episode 11 we focus on two albums that recently received Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize hall of fame designation — Gordon Lightfoot’s Lightfoot! and The Band’s self-titled album. Nick Jennings, a Polaris juror and author of the recently released book Lightfoot, used the podcast to tell a story about the time Lightfoot […]

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Lido Pimienta’s ‘La Papessa’ Has Won The 2017 Polaris Music Prize

Lido Pimienta has won the 2017 Polaris Music Prize for the album La Papessa. “Not in English, not in French. But we’re here,” said Pimienta after accepting the award. The Prize, which was presented by CBC Music and produced by Blue Ant Media, goes to the best Canadian album of the year based on artistic […]

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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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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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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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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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