Polaris Music Prize

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Polaris Music Prize
First awarded2006

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.[1] The award was formed in 2006 with a $20,000 cash prize.[2] the prize was increased to $30,000 for the 2011 award.[3]

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.[2]

Past winners and short list nominees[change | change source]

Year Winner Album Shortlisted Nominees & Albums[4][5][6][7][8][9][10]
2006 Final Fantasy He Poos Clouds
2007 Patrick Watson Close to Paradise
2008 Caribou Andorra
2009 Fucked Up The Chemistry of Common Life
2010 Karkwa Les Chemins de verre
2011 Arcade Fire The Suburbs
2012 TBA September 24, 2012[11] TBA July 17, 2012[11]

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References[change | change source]

  1. Frere-Jones, Shasha (2009-09-22). "The Prize That Dare Not Speak Its Name". The New Yorker. Retrieved 2009-09-22.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Molotkow, Alexandra (2010-10-01). "The Indie Rock Swindle". The Walrus. Archived from the original on 2010-12-01. Retrieved 2010-10-01.
  3. "2011 Polaris Music Prize Long List announced". aux.tv, June 16, 2011.
  4. "Indie favourites among finalists for Polaris Music Prize". CBC News. 2010-07-04. Archived from the original on 2007-05-23. Retrieved 2010-11-21.
  5. "Feist, Fire get Polaris noms". Archived from the original on 2007-10-11. Retrieved 2007-07-11.
  6. Love, Noah (2007-07-10). "Arcade Fire, Feist And The Dears Among Polaris Nominees". Chart. Retrieved 2008-11-20.
  7. "Rockers dominate Polaris prize short list". CBC News. 2008-07-07. Retrieved 2010-11-21.
  8. Polaris Music Prize (2009-07-07). "Ladies and Gentleman, the 2009 Short List". Press release. Archived from the original on 2010-11-21. https://www.webcitation.org/5uPfqYMk9?url=http://www.polarismusicprize.ca/blog/44. Retrieved 2010-11-21. 
  9. "Polaris Prize short list unveiled". CBC News. 2010-07-06. Retrieved 2010-09-18.
  10. "Polaris Music Prize Rolls Out 2011 Short List". Exclaim! Magazine. 2011-07-06. Retrieved 2011-07-06.
  11. 11.0 11.1 "Polaris Prize long list includes lots of Toronto bands". Toronto Star, June 14, 2012.

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