The Polaris Music Prize (Canada)
presented by CBC Music, has unveiled the 10 albums
on the 2019 Short List. 

2019 Polaris Music Prize Short List Is Here

The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music, has unveiled the 10 albums on the 2019 Short List.

The 2019 Polaris Music Prize Short List is:

Marie Davidson – Working Class Woman

Elisapie – The Ballad of the Runaway Girl

FET.NAT – Le Mal

Dominique Fils-Aimé – Stay Tuned!

Les Louanges – La nuit est une panthère

Haviah Mighty – 13th Floor

PUP – Morbid Stuff

Jessie Reyez – Being Human In Public

Shad – A Short Story About A War

Snotty Nose Rez Kids – Trapline

“This year’s Short List offers a mix of returning Polaris nominees and new voices in a terrific range of genres. As always, thanks to the jury for the care they take to come up with a Short List that represents what currently exciting in Canadian music. No matter what your taste, I think you’ll find something to love here,” said Polaris jury foreperson Katherine Duncan. “

The Short List-nominated albums were revealed live on air on CBC Music’s Drive with special host Raina Douris. One nominated album was revealed every half-hour, with each album receiving expert analysis from CBC guests and Polaris jurors. Re-listen to the radio special on demand here.

The 2019 winner will be determined at the Polaris Music Prize Gala. The event, which will be held at The Carlu in Toronto, Canada on September 16th, will be hosted by Douris and live-streamed globally at cbcmusic.ca/polaris.

https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/2-5519-drive

The Polaris Music Prize awards $50,000 to the artist who creates the Canadian Album of the Year, judged solely on artistic merit, without consideration for genre or record sales. Additionally, the nine other nominated acts whose albums made the 2019 Short List will receive $3,000 each courtesy of Slaight Music.

Albums eligible for 2019 Polaris Music Prize consideration must be released between May 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019. An independent jury of music journalists, broadcasters and bloggers from across Canada determine the Long List and Short List. Eleven people from the larger jury pool are then chosen to serve on the Grand Jury. This Grand Jury convene on the night of the Gala to select the Polaris Music Prize winner.

The past winners of the Prize are: Jeremy Dutcher (2018), Lido Pimienta (2017), Kaytranada (2016), Buffy Sainte-Marie (2015), 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).

 We acknowledge the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters.

We acknowledge Ontario Creates for their continued support of the Polaris Music Prize.

 About the Polaris Music Prize 

The Polaris Music Prize is a not-for-profit organisation that annually honours and rewards artists who produce Canadian music albums of distinction. A select panel of music critics judge and award the Prize without regard to musical genre or commercial popularity.

About CBC/Radio-Canada

CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster. Through our mandate to inform,

enlighten and entertain, we play a central role in strengthening Canadian culture. As Canada’s

trusted news source, we offer a uniquely Canadian perspective on news, current affairs and

world affairs. Our distinctively homegrown entertainment programming draws audiences from

across the country. Deeply rooted in communities, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We also deliver content in Spanish, Arabic and Chinese, as well as both official languages, through Radio Canada International (RCI). We are leading the transformation to meet the needs of Canadians in a digital world.

About CBC Music

CBC Music connects Canadians with the very best in music. Available through the CBC Music app, online, on radio and in television specials throughout the year, CBC Music privileges Canadian artists and songs. Offering over 100 free music streams, CBC Music draws from all genres and classifications with knowledgeable hosts and programmers. Home to the JUNO Awards and your favourite music from across the country, discover the next great act with CBC Music. For more, visit www.cbcmusic.ca.

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