Monday, May 25, 2009

Polaris Music Prize 2009

i.e. Some damn worthy recognition, unlike some awards.

The Polaris Music Prize is a not-for-profit organization that annually honours, celebrates and rewards creativity and diversity in Canadian recorded music by recognizing, then marketing the albums of the highest artistic integrity, without regard to musical genre, professional affiliation, or sales history, as judged by a panel of selected music critics.

The Long List of 40 titles will be announced June 15.
The Short List of 10 nominees will be revealed at a July 7 media conference in Toronto.
This year’s gala will be held on Monday, September 21 at a Toronto location to be announced.

The Long List and Short List are determined by an independent jury of 190 Canadian music journalists, broadcasters and music bloggers from across Canada. Eleven people are selected from the larger jury pool to serve on the grand jury. The grand jury will convene the night of the 21st during the gala to select the 2009 Polaris Music Prize winner.

The eligibility period for the 2009 Polaris Music Prize runs from June 1, 2008 to May 31, 2009.

Follow Polaris Music Prize on Twitter and MySpace.
For more details, go to my blog post on NxEW.