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The FYI Holiday Calendar

From us to you, the very best over the holiday season and beyond.

The FYI Holiday Calendar

By David Farrell

From us to you, the very best over the holiday season and beyond. Please note that this is the final newsletter for 2019 and that we return reinvigorated and ready to champion the music and the business of music starting Friday, January 3. In between there may be an occasional post on the website as necessity calls.


From team FYI and a big thank you to our supportive readers and sponsors, chief among them being Gary Slaight, as well as Music Canada and CIMA Music.

 

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The Beaches performing at Billboard Canada's Women in Music Launch on June 5, 2024
Marc Thususka Photography

The Beaches performing at Billboard Canada's Women in Music Launch on June 5, 2024

Awards

The Beaches, Charlotte Cardin, Allison Russell Make the 2024 Polaris Music Prize Long List

The 40-album long list for the Polaris Prize, which awards $50,000 to the best Canadian record of the year features up-and-comers like punk group NOBRO and producer Bambii, plus rapper TOBi, and legends like Quebec group Karkwa and previous Heritage Prize winner Beverly Glenn-Copeland.

Some of the country's biggest breakthrough artists are in contention for the prestigious Polaris Music Prize.

The 40-album long list was revealed today (June 11) at Sonic Boom record store in downtown Toronto. It features some of the buzziest names in Canadian music, from The Beaches — who were recently awarded Billboard Canada Women in Music's inaugural Group of the Year award — to Grammy-winner Allison Russell, to Canadian Hot 100 charting acts like Charlotte Cardin and Talk, to underground mainstays like Cindy Lee, who had an organic breakthrough this year with Diamond Jubilee.

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