Polaris Award short list announced
The 'Canadian Mercury's' announces who's in the running for this years award
The Polaris Music Award is the Canadian music award ceremony celebrating the best of the countries musical output. Now in its 7th year
The 2012 Polaris Music Prize Short List was announced today at The Drake Hotel in Toronto, ON. Hosted by CBC Radio 3’s Craig Norris, the event was broadcast live on Sirius 152 and CBC Radio 3. Over 150 members of the music industry and media were present for the mid-day event, now celebrating its seventh year, The Polaris Music Prize awards $30,000 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 $2000.00.
The prize is apparently judged solely on artistic merit, without consideration of genre or record sales. Past winners are Arcade Fire, Caribou and Final Fantasy.
The 2012 Polaris Music Prize Short List is:
Cadence Weapon – Hope In Dirt City
Cold Specks – I Predict A Graceful Expulsion
Drake – Take Care
Kathleen Edwards – Voyageur
Feist – Metals
Fucked Up – David Comes To Life
Grimes – Visions
Handsome Furs – Sound Kapital
Japandroids – Celebration Rock
YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN – YT//ST
The winner will be revealed Monday, September 24th at the Polaris gala.