Polaris Music Prize

Polaris Music Prize

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.

Lido Pimienta receiving her Polaris Music Prize
September 19, 2017
by Kerry Doole

Last night, the fiery artist was the surprise victor with her Spanish language album La Papessa.

September 19, 2017
by External Source

Singer Lido Pimienta ripped into organizers of the Polaris Music Prize with an expletive-laden tirade that took the cake in bizarre behaviour at an event that has a legacy of bizarre moments.

2016 Polaris Prize winner Kaytranada
September 18, 2017
by FYI Staff

The winner of Canadian music's most prestigious prize will be decided tonight. To help get you primed, here's a video from each of the ten superb albums in contention this year.

Leonard doffs his hat.
September 18, 2017
by David Farrell

Tonight the winner will be announced at a gala event in Toronto. The grand prize is $50K and global notice—and, thanks to Slaight Music, second place prizes of $3K go to the nine other acts on the Short List.

August 18, 2017
by FYI Staff

A collection of entertaining news and videos for your enjoyment.

Polaris Long List announced
June 13, 2017
by External Source

The Weeknd, Gord Downie, Leonard Cohen, Tragically Hip, and Tanya Tagaq predictably made the cut this year, but there are many others who can benefit from the exposure.