Polaris Music Prize 2019 Announcement Participation

The Winnipeg Music Project was invited to join the Polaris Music Prize jury earlier this year. It was incredibly exciting to be apart of such an intensive process and become exposed to artists on a national level. When it was announced that the long list would be revealed in Winnipeg, the Polaris Music Prize invited Ashley Bieniarz to present 10 of the 40 names on the list alongside Wab Kinew, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Stephen Carroll from Manitoba Film & Music and The Weakerthans. Afterwards a surprise performance from Snotty Nose Rez Kids ended the event. Thank you to the Polaris for inviting us for such an exciting experience, it will never be forgotten!

Articles mentioning the Winnipeg Music Project when talking about the event:

Billboard Carly Rae Jepsen, Shawn Mendes & Voivod Make Polaris Music Prize Long List

Spill Magazine Spill News: Polaris Music Prize Announces the 2019 Long List

Ashley Bieniarz announcing 11 of the 40 names of the 2019 Polaris Music Prize Long List. Photo Credit: Cliff McKay

Ashley Bieniarz announcing 11 of the 40 names of the 2019 Polaris Music Prize Long List. Photo Credit: Cliff McKay

From left to right: Wab Kinew, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Ashley Bieniarz, Buffy Sainte-Marie, DJ KooKum, Steve Carroll (Manitoba Film & Music, The Weakerthans), Steve Jordan (Polaris Music Prize). Photo Credit: Jade Harper

From left to right: Wab Kinew, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Ashley Bieniarz, Buffy Sainte-Marie, DJ KooKum, Steve Carroll (Manitoba Film & Music, The Weakerthans), Steve Jordan (Polaris Music Prize). Photo Credit: Jade Harper