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The 2023 Polaris Music Prize Shortlist Is Announced

The album that wins the prestigious Prize at this year’s Polaris Gala at Massey Hall on Sept. 19 will receive $50K courtesy of Slaight Music. We have selected a video from each of the 10 nominated releases for your viewing pleasure.

The 2023 Polaris Music Prize Shortlist Is Announced

By FYI Staff

The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music, has announced the 10 albums on its 2023 Short List as well as the performers at this year’s gala at Massey Hall on September 19.  The nominated albums were named during a CBC broadcast nationwide on July 13.


205 jury members from across Canada were involved in picking the finalists and an 11-member jury will determine the winner at a gala. Notable is the fact that the winner takes home $50,000, thanks to Slaight Music.

Acts named to appear on the Sept. 19 Massey Hall bill so far include Aysanabee, Begonia, Debby Friday, Gayance, Dan Mangan, The Sadies and Snotty Nose Rez Kids. Tickets for the Gala are now available here

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The 2023 Polaris Music Prize Short List is (in alphabetical order):

Alvvays - Blue Rev

Aysanabee - Watin

Begonia - Powder Blue

Daniel Caesar - Never Enough

Feist - Multitudes

Debby Friday - Good Luck

Gayance - Masquerade

Dan Mangan - Being Somewhere

The Sadies - Colder Streams

Snotty Nose Rez Kids - I'm Good, HBU?

 

Here, again in alphabetical order, are videos from each of the 10 nominated shortlist albums.

Alvvays - Blue Rev

Aysanabee - Watin

Begonia - Powder Blue

Daniel Caesar - Never Enough

Feist - Multitudes

Debby Friday - Good Luck

Gayance - Masquerade

Dan Mangan - Being Somewhere

The Sadies - Colder Streams

Snotty Nose Rez Kids - I'm Good, HBU?

Shortlist nominees announcement

More information on The Polaris Music Prize is available here.

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