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Tag archive: Polaris Podcast (20)


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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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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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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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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Polaris Podcast EP4: Interviews With Arcade Fire, Blue Rodeo, Patrick Watson, More

Polaris Podcast episode four has arrived. This episode is the second of two parts dedicated to exploring the eight albums that were honoured with the 2016 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize. The four Heritage Prize-winning albums we’ll be talking about in this episode are: * Blue Rodeo Five Days In July, which won in the […]

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Polaris Podcast Episode 3: Interviews With Anna McGarrigle, Young Galaxy, More

Episode three of the Polaris Podcast is here. This episode is the first of two parts dedicated to exploring the eight albums that were honoured with the 2016 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize. The four Heritage Prize-winning albums we’ll be talking about in this episode are: * Neil Young’s After The Gold Rush, which won […]

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Polaris Podcast EP2: Kaytranada Wins Is Now Live

The second episode of the Polaris Podcast is now live. Listen to it in the following ways: iTunes Soundcloud Google Play Music Subscribe!!! In this episode we’re going to take an in-depth look at Kaytranada’s 99.9%, the album that won the 2016 Polaris Music Prize this past September. The first thing we’ll do is talk […]

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Everything You Need To Know About The 2016 Polaris Music Prize Gala

  The 2016 Polaris Gala takes place Monday, September 19 at The Carlu in Toronto. For those of you who can’t attend in person to watch nominees Andy Shauf, Basia Bulat, Black Mountain, Carly Rae Jepsen, Jessy Lanza, U.S. Girls and White Lung perform live (extremely limited tickets still available), there’s still an easy way […]

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Polaris Has A Podcast Now And Our First Episode Exists

The Polaris Music Prize has launched a new podcast titled… wait for it… the Polaris Podcast. The Polaris Podcast will explore the rich and intriguing stories behind the Canadian music albums of distinction that have been nominated for the Polaris Music Prize and its related Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize. In the first Polaris Podcast […]

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