Polaris Panel

Thursday, Jun 4, 2015 at 6:30pm
Steve Jordan, Polaris Music Prize
Jenny Henkelman, CKUW 95.9 FM's The Book of Right-On
Michael Elves, 101.5 UMFM
Manitoba Music Resource Centre
1-376 Donald Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba



Presented by Polaris Music Prize, Manitoba Music, and the Recording Artists’ Collecting Society (RACS)

Polaris Music Prize founder and executive director, Steve Jordan, will be joined by local music media members who are a part of the Polaris jury, for a chat on how albums are selected for its long and short lists. This FREE event will offer a glimpse and some inside info on the details, rules, and technicalities of the jury process, plus the process behind the selections of the jurors.

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 Recording Artists’ Collecting Society (RACS) is a division of ACTRA that collects and distributes equitable remuneration (neighbouring rights and private copying) to eligible recording artists. For many years, Canadian songwriters have received royalties from the broadcast or public performance of their songs. These royalties are collected by SOCAN. In 1997, the Copyright Act of Canada was amended to acknowledge the essential contribution of recording artists and record companies in the creation of recorded music and to add a right to equitable remuneration which is in line with similar rights in the rest of the world. It is RACS' responsibility to put these monies into the hands of recording artists.

To register or for more info, please contact:

Roland Deschambault, Professional Development Coordinator
Manitoba Music
P: 204.975.5188

MusicWorks is made possible by the generous support of the Province of Manitoba through Industry Services of Manitoba Jobs and the Economy; the Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings (FACTOR) through the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters; The Jim Pattison Broadcast Group; and The SOCAN Foundation.

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