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Polaris Music Prize Reveals 2015 Short-List, Gala Host

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Polaris Prize


The Polaris Music Prize announced their 2015 short-list and gala host at an event held at The Carlu in Toronto, ON this morning.

The 2015 gala host will be Fred Penner.

The Short-List
Alvvays – Alvvays
BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah – Sour Soul
Braids – Deep In The Iris
Caribou – Our Love
Jennifer Castle – Pink City
Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
Tobias Jesso Jr – Goon
The New Pornographers – Brill Bruisers
Buffy Sainte-Marie – Power in the Blood
Viet Cong – Viet Cong

The Polaris Music Prize Gala will return to The Carlu for the third year on Monday, September 21st.

The eligibility period for the 2015 Polaris Music Prize runs from June 1, 2014 to May 31, 2015. An independent jury of 196 music journalists, broadcasters and music bloggers from across Canada determines the Long List and Short List. Eleven people are selected from the larger jury pool to serve on the Grand Jury. They will convene the night of the gala to select the Polaris Music Prize winner.

The Polaris Music Prize will award $50,000 to the artist who creates the Canadian Album of the Year. Courtesy of Slaight Music, each of the nine other short listed artists will receive $3,000. Judged solely on artistic merit, without consideration of genre or record sales, the prize’s past winners have included Tanya Tagaq (2014), Godspeed You! Black Emperor (2013), Feist (2012), Arcade Fire (2011), Karkwa (2010), Fucked Up (2009), Caribou (2008), Patrick Watson (2007), and Final Fantasy / Owen Pallett (2006).

Polaris Music Prize 2015 Key Dates:
September 21st – Polaris Music Prize Gala – The Carlu, Toronto, ON

Listen to all the Polaris Music Prize nominees of the 2015 Short List playlist on: http://spoti.fi/Polaris


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