Polaris Music Prize

  1. Tegan and Sara, Metric Make the Polaris Music Prize Short List

    July 16, 2013 1:37 PM EDT The short list for the 2013 Polaris Music Prize was revealed in Toronto on Tuesday, with Metric, METZ, Purity Ring and Tegan and Sara among the ten acts in the running for Canada's best album of the year. The announcement was made at a med ...

  2. Drake, Grimes, Japandroids, Feist Among 2012 Polaris Music Prize Short List

    July 17, 2012 3:58 PM EDT Drake, Grimes, Japandroids, Feist, Handsome Furs and Kathleen Edwards were among the ten artists short-listed for the 2012 Polaris Music Prize, which recognizes "the best" Canadian album of the year as determined by more 200 members of t ...

  3. Drake, Grimes, Feist Among Polaris Music Prize Best Album Nominees

    June 14, 2012 3:22 PM EDT As Toronto has been buzzing with performances by 780 bands throughout the city for North By Northeast (NXNE), on the quieter west coast, for the first time in the Polaris Music Award's seven-year history, the 2012 Long List was announced live ...

  4. Canadian Music Week: 15 Things You Should Know About the Canadian Music Business

    March 21, 2012 12:50 PM EDT Canada is hot. The market north of the border continues to yield talent that scales the Billboard charts and drives sales worldwide, from Justin Bieber to Michael Bublé, Drake to Deadmau5, Avril Lavigne to Arcade Fire. These acts, among many other ...

  5. Polaris Music Prize Long List Nominees to be Announced in Vancouver

    March 13, 2012 12:04 PM EDT The Polaris Music Prize 2012 Long List will be announced on the other side of the country, for the first time, in Vancouver on June 14. Previously held in Toronto, the 40 titles up for the best album honor, will be revealed in front of the local m ...

  6. Arcade Fire Wins 2011 Polaris Prize (Video)

    September 20, 2011 7:20 AM EDT After taking home the Grammy award and Juno award for Album of the Year, Arcade Fire's "The Suburbs" has been named the best Canadian album of the past 12 months by earning the 2011 Polaris Music Prize, it was announced on Monday (S ...

  7. Polaris Music Prize Short List Announced; .Biz Interviews Award Founder Steve Jordan

    July 06, 2011 4:54 PM EDT Canada's juried Polaris Music Prize Short List nominees were announced today in Toronto. 213 members of the Canadian music media vote on the ten albums, up for the $30,000 (CAD) grand prize. On September 19th in Toronto, a small sequestered j ...

  8. Arcade Fire, Neil Young, Colin Stetson Among Polaris Prize Nominees

    June 16, 2011 3:56 PM EDT Arcade Fire, Neil Young, Sloan, Stars, Ron Sexsmith and Black Mountain are among the 40 artists that made the 2011 Polaris Music Prize long-list, revealed today at a press conference in Toronto hosted by CBC Radio's Grant Lawrence. The winner ...

  9. Karkwa Wins Polaris Music Prize

    September 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Montreal indie rock act Karkwa took home the Polaris Music Prize for its fourth album, "Les Chemins de Verre" or "The Glass Paths" (Audiogram). The ceremony was held last night (Sept. 20) at CTV's Concert Hall at the Mason ...

  10. Caribou, Broken Social Scene Make Polaris Prize Shortlist

    July 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The 10 Canadian albums that made the shortlist for the annual Polaris Music Prize have been unveiled. Five previous nominees make the shortlist - the Besnard Lakes, Broken Social Scene, Caribou, Owen Pallett and Shad. Pallett won in 2006 as Final ...

  11. Hardcore Band Wins Polaris Music Prize

    September 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Of the all the acts on the shortlist for Canada's Polaris Music Prize, Toronto hardcore band Fucked Up seemed the least likely to take the $20,000 award. But that's exactly what happened as a jury of 10 Canadian music journalists, blogge ...

  12. Polaris Prize Co-Founder Defends Familiar Nominees

    July 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Steve Jordan, co-founder of the Polaris Music Prize, has defended this year's shortlist for the Canadian album honor. Six of the 10 nominees were previously-nominated acts. But Jordan says any criticism stems from a misunderstanding of what t ...

  13. Polaris Prize Nominations Unveiled

    July 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The shortlist for Canada's Polaris Music Prize was announced today, with a broad selection of artists represented, including Newfoundland epic rockers Hey Rosetta! and Somalian-Canadian rapper K'Naan. Other acts making the list include a ...

  14. Polaris Long List Revealed

    June 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The $20,000 Polaris Music Prize has announced its so-called "long list," with a diverse set of acts including Joel Plaskett, Leonard Cohen and rapper k-os making the cut. The prize, which is awarded to a specific album based on artistic ...

  15. Sirius Sponsors Polaris Music Prize

    May 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Satellite radio company Sirius has stepped up today as the new presenting sponsor for the Polaris Music Prize, an award recognizing the best Canadian album. Rogers Communications had been the previous presenting sponsor from the award's incep ...

  16. Barclaycard To Sponsor Mercury Prize

    March 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Barclaycard and the Mercury Prize have joined forces on a four-year partnership that sees the credit card company become title sponsor of the prestigious U.K. music award. Effective immediately, Barclaycard -- an arm of global financial services p ...

  17. Polaris Music Prize Hits The Small Screen

    November 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Canada's album of the year award, the Polaris Music Prize, is to be screened on TV. The Sept. 29 award ceremony will hit Canadian television tomorrow (Nov. 8) courtesy of the Citytv channels. The show, a condensed version of the awards event ...

  18. Caribou's 'Bedroom' Set Wins Polaris Prize

    September 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Caribou's "Andorra," an album creator Dan Snaith said he made "at home in a bedroom," has won the third Canadian Polaris Music Prize. The gala, which was held in Toronto at the Phoenix Concert Theatre last night (Sept. 29) ...

  19. Black Mountain, Kathleen Edwards To Play Polaris Gala

    August 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The gala for the Polaris Music Prize, an annual award presented to the best Canadian album, will take place on Sept. 29 with live performances by nominees including Vancouver psych rockers Black Mountain and Ottawa alt-country singer Kathleen Edwa ...

  20. Canada's Polaris Prize Shortlist Revealed

    July 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The shortlist for the third annual Polaris Music Prize has been unveiled. The prestigious award, designed to recognize the best Canadian albums each year, will be contested by 10 albums, with the winner taking home a $20,000 check. The nominations ...

  21. Patrick Watson Takes Polaris Music Prize

    September 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Montreal's Patrick Watson beat out higher profile contenders like Arcade Fire and Feist on Monday night to take the second annual Polaris Music Prize at the Phoenix Concert Theatre. "Close to Paradise," the album by Patrick Watson, ...

  22. Arcade Fire, Feist Among Polaris Nominees

    July 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Arcade Fire, Feist and the Dears are among the nominees for Canada's Polaris Music Prize, devoted to annually honoring creativity and diversity in Canadian recorded music. "Though stylistically very different, each record on this year� ...