polaris prize

Polaris Prize 2015 short list announced

The Polaris Music Prize 2015 short list was announced today, culled down from the 40-album long list that featured numerous Toronto musicians from Drake and BADBADNOTGOOD, to bands including Death From Above 1979, METZ and relative newcomer, Alvvays, as well as Fucked Up guitarist Ben Cook's new project Young Guv.

Here's the 2015 Polaris Music Prize short list, which also has a strong showing of Torontonians.

This year's winner, to be announced on September 21 in Toronto, is in luck because the Polaris Prize is no longer $30,000; it's been upped to $50,000.

Who do you think should win this year's Polaris Music Prize? Let us know in the comments.


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Music

The Weeknd calls Grammy Awards corrupt after getting left out of nominations

Legendary music store closes after 51 years in Toronto

You can now book a Toronto musician to come to your door and sing holiday songs

People in Ontario are freaking out over Justin Bieber and Shawn Mendes' new song

Post Malone says Drake sucks at beer pong after playing him in Toronto

This is how live music and entertainment venues could safely reopen in Toronto

The Weeknd is going to be playing the Super Bowl halftime show

This is how Sook-Yin Lee became a VJ at MuchMusic and what she's up to now