2018 Polaris Music Prize

Jeremy Dutcher has won the 2018 Polaris Music Prize with his album Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa on Monday night. The album is so deserving of the award. In my mind when I heard the album and read [...]

Playlist Friday: Polaris Music Prize Short List and Festivals

There are a few playlists for you to listen to this week. Polaris and music festivals are the topics of the day. The first playlist has a couple tracks from each album that made it [...]

Polaris Music Prize Short List Announcement

Today is the day we find out which of the forty longlisted albums will make up the final ten to go forward to the prize gala on September 17th, where the winner of the $50,000 [...]

By | July 17th, 2018|Categories: Polaris Music Prize|32 Comments

Playlist Friday: Happy Canada Day!

It is double playlist week again. Canada Day is on this Sunday so I had to bring out the Canada playlist again with a couple new tracks added. It has over five hours of very [...]

Playlist Friday: 2018 Polaris Music Prize Long List

The Polaris Music Prize Long List has been unveiled live at The Drake Hotel in Toronto, Canada!  Well over 200 Canadian albums have been narrowed down to 40. You can find the Long List here. [...]

Playlist Friday: DarBar’s Polaris Long List Playlist

It's Polaris Music Prize time again. I will be bringing it up for the next few months so get used to it. The Polaris Music Prize is a not-for-profit organization that annually honours and rewards [...]

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, Playlists, 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