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

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

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About the Polaris Music Prize

The Polaris Music Prize is a not-for- profit organization that annually honours and rewards artists who produce Canadian music albums of distinction. A select panel of music critics judge and award the Prize without regard to musical genre or commercial popularity. polarismusicprize.ca

About CBC Music.ca

CBC Music is Canada’s free digital music service connecting Canadians with the very best in Canadian and international music. Simple and easy to navigate, CBC Music gives music fans access to over 60 web radio stations, available on your smartphone or tablet, plus content from the most knowledgeable music personalities and programmers from across the country. CBCMusic.ca

About Blue Ant Media

Blue Ant Media is a privately held, international media company that creates and distributes content worldwide across streaming video, linear television, digital, magazines and live events. Global brands include Love Nature, an international linear and SVOD offering with the world’s largest library of 4K wildlife and nature content; and Makeful and Arcade Cloud by Omnia Media, a leading digital video network focused on gaming and maker lifestyles. The company’s broadcasting business offers a robust portfolio of Canadian and New Zealand-based media brands. Content distribution, lead by Blue Ant International, offers a catalogue of 2,200+ hours of premium, unscripted content worldwide, which includes the largest 4K natural history library on the market. Blue Ant Media is headquartered in Toronto (Canada), with offices located in Los Angeles (US), London (UK) and Auckland (NZ). Blueantmedia.ca

Media Contacts:

Polaris Music Prize media:

Amanda McCauley – Indoor Recess
(905) 926-6440
amanda@indoorrecess.com

Polaris Music Prize media (Quebec):

Magali Ould
(514) 994-6295
magali@polarismusicprize.ca

Lixar IT:

Shelley Fraser
613-720- 9498
sfraser@lixar.com