The Polaris Music Prize shortlist was announced yesterday (July 16) by Raina Douris on CBC Music's Drive. Douris took listeners through th
Polaris Music Prize
Polaris Music Prize
The 40 albums competing for the prestigious and lucrative Prize were named at an event in Winnipeg. In total, 233 albums were considered by the 199 member jury for Long List selection.
Lindsay Ell (pictured) gets a career boost with her ACM Awards nomination, Drake wins at The Brits, and Erin Costelo launches her record label. Also making the news are the Polaris Music Prize, Queen, William Prince, Six Shooter, Saskatoon Blues Festival, Carl Schilde, Donovan Woods, Precision Record Pressing, Play For The Cat, IBMA, and farewell Peter Tork. Videos added for your enjoyment.
The prestigious Prize honours Canadian albums from four distinct eras prior to the advent of Polaris. You can have a say in the choice, as public voting is now open, so check out the nominees here.
At the beginning there were 10, but in the end Jeremy Dutcher and his fascinating album Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa reigned supreme and was declared the 2018 Polaris Music Prize winner.
The Polaris Music Prize has awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars to 11 acts since its inaugural 2006 ceremony. Which acts have gone on to bigger and better futures? The answer may surprise you.
Polaris Music Prize and Music Canada have partnered on a new initiative called the Polaris Community Development Program that will aid 10 Canadian
The list of ten nominees is heavily weighted towards comparative newcomers and unknowns, with such veterans as Gord Downie, Arcade Fire, and Sloan missing the cut for the prestigious Prize.
The 40 Canadian albums competing for the prestigious and lucrative $50K honour have been selected and, surprise, surprise, there are some notables who failed to make the cut.
Johnny Orlando, Phil Collins, Celine Dion, Music Canada Live, Darcus Beese, Dean Brody, Jann Arden, Marianas Trench and Burton Cummings, Classified, Buddy Guy, Kronos Quartet, Metz, Banx & Ranx, Cadence Weapon, Polaris, Danko Jones, and the SOCAN Foundation are among the headliners in today's column.
Eight new winners of this prestigious Prize were unveiled Tuesday a.m., with four and four selected by a jury and the public. The titles represent Hall of Famers from the pre-Polaris Music Prize era and include Glenn Gould's famous Goldberg Variations.