Polaris Music Prize 2017

By Darlene Barss Today is the day we discover which artist will win the $50,000 Polaris Music Prize for 2017. I have enjoyed being a part of the  Polaris Music Prize process as a juror this year [...]

By | September 18th, 2017|Categories: Playlist, Polaris Music Prize|Tags: , , |106 Comments

Playlist Friday: Polaris Music Prize Long List 2017

By Darlene Barss We have two playlists for you this week about the Polaris Music Prize Long List. One has a song representing each of the 40 albums that are on the official Long List. [...]

Kaytranada wins the 2016 Polaris Music Prize

By Regina Sienra Kaytranada, the electronic producer from Montreal, was the winner of the 2016 Polaris Music Prize for his album 99.9%. The gala featured performances by Andy Shauf, Black Mountain, Basia Bulat, Carly Rae [...]

Watch the Polaris Music Prize 2016

It’s Polaris Music Prize night. A band, or a performer, will walk home with the $50,000 novelty cheque for creating the best Canadian album of the year, based on artistic merit. The gala will take [...]

By | September 19th, 2016|Categories: News, Polaris Music Prize|211 Comments

Listen to the 2016 Polaris Prize Podcast

By Regina Sienra The Polaris Music Prize gala is just around the corner. The winner of the $50,000 will be announced next Monday, September 19, at the Carlu in Toronto. For fans who are still [...]

By | September 13th, 2016|Categories: News, Polaris Music Prize|Tags: , , |118 Comments

Polaris Prize announces performers for the 2016 Gala

By Regina Sienra The Polaris Music Prize has announced both the performers and the members of the Grand Jury for its 2016 edition. Seven out of the ten shortlist nominees will play at the gala, [...]

By | August 16th, 2016|Categories: News, Polaris Music Prize|Tags: |130 Comments

Polaris Shortlist Announced

The countdown clock is finally winding down. We're just hours away from the announcement of this year's Polaris Music Prize Shortlist. The 40 albums below will soon cut down to ten. Art Bergmann, The Apostate [...]

Open call for Polaris Music Prize poster designers

This year, Polaris is sending out an open call for designers to create these special works.

By | July 2nd, 2016|Categories: News, Polaris Music Prize|Tags: , , , , |3 Comments

Darbar’s Polaris long list playlist

  (That title feels like a tongue twister, eh?) The announcement of the 2016 Polaris Prize short list is in about two weeks. What started as a list of 40, will be shortened to 10. This [...]

By | June 28th, 2016|Categories: Awards, Playlists, Polaris Music Prize|Tags: |262 Comments