Polaris Music Prize announces key dates for 2021 celebrations

With the global COVID-19 still front and center on the world’s mind, the Polaris Music Prize is reminding everyone that Canadian music is alive and well, and are looking ahead to their 2021 celebrations with the announcement of the Long List and Short List key dates for this year.

Fans can expect the prize’s 40 album Long List to be announced on June 15, 2021, while the 10 album Short List will be unveiled on July 15.  It will be announced at a later date exactly when the winning album will be revealed; but we can expect it to take place in the fall.   No matter what, the prize will be streamed around the world at CBCMusic.ca/Polaris.

Every year, the Polaris Music Prize awards $50,000 to the artist who creates the Canadian Album of the Year, as voted on by music journalists, who judge their selection solely on artistic merit and without consideration for genre or record sales. In addition, the nine other Short Listed nominated acts will receive $3,000 each courtesy of Slaight Music.

Montreal rapper, Backxwash, took home the 2020 Polaris Music Prize in an online cinematic event last October.  Past winners of the Polaris Music Prize also include Jeremy Dutcher, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Feist, Arcade Fire, and Fucked Up.

For more information about the Polaris Music Prize, please be sure to visit  https://polarismusicprize.ca/.

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