Polaris Music Prize
|Polaris Music Prize|
|Awarded for||Best full-length Canadian album based on artistic merit, regardless of genre, sales, or record label.|
The Polaris Music Prize is a music award given each year to the best full-length Canadian album. It is for artistic merit, regardless of genre, sales, or record label. The award was formed in 2006 with a $20,000 cash prize. the prize was increased to $30,000 for the 2011 award.
This list of nominees is released in early July. A group of 11 jury members ("The Grand Jury") meet in Toronto at the Polaris Music Prize gala in late September. The winner is picked after the nominated bands perform.
Past winners and short list nominees[change | edit source]
|Year||Winner||Album||Shortlisted Nominees & Albums|
|2006||Final Fantasy||He Poos Clouds|
|2007||Patrick Watson||Close to Paradise|
|2009||Fucked Up||The Chemistry of Common Life|
|2010||Karkwa||Les Chemins de verre|
|2011||Arcade Fire||The Suburbs|
|2012||TBA September 24, 2012||TBA July 17, 2012|
Other pages[change | edit source]
- Choice Music Prize (Ireland)
- Mercury Music Prize (United Kingdom and Ireland)
- Australian Music Prize (Australia)
- Prix Constantin (France)
- Shortlist Prize (United States)
References[change | edit source]
- Frere-Jones, Shasha (2009-09-22). "The Prize That Dare Not Speak Its Name". The New Yorker. http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/sashafrerejones/2009/09/the-prize-that-dare-not-speak-its-name.html. Retrieved 2009-09-22.
- Molotkow, Alexandra (2010-10-01). "The Indie Rock Swindle". The Walrus. http://www.walrusmagazine.com/articles/2010.10-music-the-indie-rock-swindle. Retrieved 2010-10-01.
- "2011 Polaris Music Prize Long List announced". aux.tv, June 16, 2011.
- "Indie favourites among finalists for Polaris Music Prize". CBC News. 2010-07-04. http://www.cbc.ca/arts/story/2006/07/04/polaris-prize-nominees.html. Retrieved 2010-11-21.[dead link]
- "Feist, Fire get Polaris noms". Archived from the original on 2007-10-11. http://web.archive.org/web/20071011225300/http://jam.canoe.ca/Music/2007/07/10/4328574-cp.html. Retrieved 2007-07-11.
- Love, Noah (2007-07-10). "Arcade Fire, Feist And The Dears Among Polaris Nominees". Chart. http://www.chartattack.com/news/43988/arcade-fire-feist-and-the-dears-among-polaris-nominees. Retrieved 2008-11-20.
- "Polaris Prize short list unveiled". CBC News. 2010-07-06. http://www.cbc.ca/arts/music/story/2010/07/06/polaris-short-list.html. Retrieved 2010-09-18.
- "Polaris Music Prize Rolls Out 2011 Short List". Exclaim! Magazine. 2011-07-06. http://exclaim.ca/News/polaris_music_prize_rolls_out_2011_short_list. Retrieved 2011-07-06.
- "Polaris Prize long list includes lots of Toronto bands". Toronto Star, June 14, 2012.