Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize

Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize

Arkells   Facebook photo
October 7, 2021
by Kerry Doole

Arkells (pictured) announce a national tour, voting for the 2021 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize has opened, and M for Montreal finalizes its lineup. Also in the news are the CCMA Awards, John Finley, a Unison fundraiser, Prix MNB Awards, David Myles, Catherine MacLellan, the Junos, TD Toronto Jazz Festival, CMRRA, William Prince, Darryl Kissick, Rudy Blair, Johnny Orlando, Winterfest, MMF Canada, and farewell Pat Fish.

album cover Beverly Glenn-Copeland’s Keyboard Fantasies
November 16, 2020
by FYI Staff

Groundbreaking Canadian albums by Beverly Glenn-Copeland (pictured), Main Source, and Buffy Sainte-Marie have been named as this year’s recipients of a Prize that can be viewed as a Hall of Fame equivalent for releases in the pre-Polaris era.

Oscar Peterson  Photo: Juno Awards
November 6, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Oscar Peterson (pictured) and D.O.A. earn the Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize designation, ren signs to Geffen, and Johnny Orlando and Shawn Mendes earn EMAs. Also making news are CMTF, Bill King, SATE, Brad Machry, Neil Young, Indie Week, Gord Bamford, Aphrose, Hilario Duran, and farewell Kelley Looney. With video.

Sloan
October 4, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Sloan (pictured) gives Navy Blues a deluxe reissue, voting opens for the 2019 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize, and the Junos revamp the Indigenous music category. Also in the news are The Garrison, the Cobalt Prize, Ed Roman, Royal Wood, Don Breithaupt, and farewell Barrie Masters and Kim Shattuck.

Young's Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere named a prize winner
October 23, 2018
by FYI Staff

This prestigious Prize honours Canadian albums from four pre-Polaris Music Prize eras. This year's list features the return of Neil Young and Rush, with Broken Social Scene, Dream Warriors, Bruce Cockburn, and others making a debut appearance.

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.

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.