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Please Make Note Of Our FYI Holiday Break: Sept. 8-15

The stores and online ads are already starting to tout Halloween and Christmas, but the fact is it’s September and the FYI team has been ploughing forward without a break since last Christmas, but

Please Make Note Of  Our FYI Holiday Break: Sept. 8-15

By David Farrell

The stores and online ads are already starting to tout Halloween and Christmas, but the fact is it’s September and the FYI team has been ploughing forward without a break since last Christmas, but we’re taking one next week.


Please note that there will be no website updates from September 8 through the 15th  and the next newsletter won't be published until Thursday the 21st.

We apologize for the interruption, but we too need time to relax and decompress. For me, it’s my first trip to Cape Breton, and assuredly I will return rejuvenated and ready to go the final distance before 2023 drifts into the new year.

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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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