Polaris Music Prize

Polaris Music Prize

July 17, 2019
by FYI Staff

The Polaris Music Prize shortlist was announced yesterday (July 16) by Raina Douris on CBC Music's Drive. Douris took listeners through th

June 21, 2019
by FYI Staff

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.

February 22, 2019
by Kerry Doole

 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.

September 26, 2018
by FYI Staff

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.

September 18, 2018
by Nick Krewen

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.

September 17, 2018
by Nick Krewen

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.

Pic courtesy of Brookly School Outreach
September 14, 2018
by External Source

Polaris Music Prize and Music Canada have partnered on a new initiative called the Polaris Community Development Program that will aid 10 Canadian

July 17, 2018
by FYI Staff

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.

June 15, 2018
by FYI Staff

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.

Celine Dion    Cashman Photo
May 25, 2018
by FYI Staff

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.

October 24, 2017
by FYI Staff

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.

Photo: Lorca Cohen
September 20, 2017
by Kerry Doole

Some of Cohen's albums over the last decades were marred by synthetic keyboard sounds, but thankfully they are lacking here.