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Polaris & Lixar to Partner for Long List & Live Podcast Event in Ottawa

May 26th, 2017

Kaytranada accepting the 2016 Polaris Music Prize [Photo by Danny Williams]

Kaytranada accepting the 2016 Polaris Music Prize [Photo by Danny Williams]

The Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music and produced by Blue Ant Media, have partnered with Lixar to present the Long List and the first-ever live Polaris Podcast episode.

Taking place on June 13 at the National Arts Centre (NAC) in Ottawa at 7pm, this special edition of the Polaris Podcast will feature a roundtable selection of Polaris jurors as well as special guests. They’ll be tasked with discussing the freshly unveiled 40 album 2017 Polaris Music Prize Long List, which is being revealed earlier that day at the National Arts Centre.

Participating jurors and artists will be announced closer to the event. The event is free and open to the public.

“Music is more than just the backdrop to our day to day,” said Bill Syrros, Lixar CEO. “It’s what inspires us to create, innovate, and connect. We’re thrilled to partner with the Polaris Music Prize, who honour the artists that speak to Canadians and the world at large.”

“In Lixar, we are very excited to have a partner that believes in the integrity of the Polaris process, and are true fans of the records that emerge from that process. They are strong believers in music and community, and their support of the Long List and this event are evidence of that support,” said Steve Jordan, Polaris Founder and Executive Director.

The Polaris Music Prize will announce its 10 album 2017 Short List on July 13. The winner of the 2017 Polaris Music Prize will be determined at the Polaris Gala taking place September 18 at The Carlu in Toronto. CBC Music will stream the gala live.

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