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Polaris Prize 2016 short list (Grimes, White Lung, PUP, U.S. Girls & more)

Back in June, the 2016 Polaris Music Prize long list was revealed, and now the short list is here...

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2016 Polaris Prize Long List (Grimes, White Lung, US Girls, The Weeknd, Drake, Dilly Dally & more)

The Polaris Music Prize, Canada's annual award for a great album, has announced its 2016 longlist.

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Buffy Sainte-Marie’s ‘Power in the Blood’ won the 2015 Polaris Music Prize

UPDATE: And the winner is... Buffy Sainte-Marie's Power in the Blood.

Canada's Polaris Music Prize, which is celebrating it's 10th anniversary, and is being given out tonight at the Carlu in Toronto right now (September 21)...

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Viet Cong confirm that they’re changing their name

The rumors are true. Viet Cong will be changing their name. The band posted a statement, which reads:Our band lives to play music. We don't particularly like doing press, most of us are fairly private people and we have social media for the band only relu...

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Polaris Music Prize announces 2015 Shortlist nominees

Canada's Polaris Prize has just announced it's 2015 Shortlist and these are the 10 records vying for it this year: Viet Cong - S/T
Buffy Sainte-Marie - Power in the Blood
The New Pornographers - Brill Bruisers
Tobias Jesso Jr...

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Polaris 2015 Long List revealed (Drake, New Pornographers, DFA1979, Caribou, Alvvays, White Lung, Viet Cong, more)

The long list for the 2015 Polaris Music Prize, Canada's annual award for a great album, has been announced. It includes Drake, The New Pornographers, Death From Above 1979, Caribou, Alvvays, White Lung, Viet Cong, METZ, Cold Specks, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Colin Stetson & Sarah Neufeld, Patrick Watson, Absolutely Free, Badbadnotgood & Ghostface Killah, Braids, Tobias Jesso Jr an...

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throat singer Tanya Tagaq won the 2014 Polaris Music Prize

Last night (9/22), the winner of Canada's Polaris Music Prize was announced during the 4-hour gala (full video below), and the prize went to throat singer Tanya Tagaq for her album Animism...

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2014 Polaris Music Prize Short List revealed (Arcade Fire, Mac DeMarco, Drake, Owen Pallett, Tim Hecker, more)

The short list for the 2014 Polaris Music Prize, Canada's annual award for a great album, has been announced. It includes Arcade Fire, Drake, Mac DeMarco, Chromeo, Owen Pallett, Tim Hecker, Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, Timber Timbre, Tanya Tagaq, Shad, Jessy Lanza and Basia Bulat...

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Godspeed You! Black Emperor give statement on Polaris Prize

Godspeed You! Black Emperor won the 2013 Polaris Prize for their album Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend! last night (9/23). And while they weren't there to accept the award (Ian Ilavsky of their label Constellation Records accepted it and said they'd be donating the $30,000 to benefit music education in Quebec prisons), they've now issued a statement on the win...

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Godspeed You! Black Emperor win the 2013 Polaris Prize

The gala for the 2013 Polaris Music Prize, Canada's annual award for a great album, took place tonight and the winner is post-rock collective Godspeed ...

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