MuchFACT supported artists receive 21 nominations for the 2012 Polaris Music Prize Long List!
Toronto, ON (June 15, 2012) MuchFACT (A Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent)is excited to announce that twenty-one MuchFACT supported artists have been nominated for the 2012 Polaris Music Prize Long List. The nominees are:
Marie-Pierre Arthur - Aux Alentours
Rich Aucoin - We're All Dying To Live
Bahamas - Barchords
The Barr Brothers - The Barr Brothers
Cadence Weapon - Hope In Dirt City
Kathryn Calder - Bright and Vivid
Coeur de Pirate - Blonde
Kathleen Edwards - Voyageur
Feist - Metals
Fucked Up - David Comes To Life
Great Lake Swimmers - New Wild Everywhere
Handsome Furs - Sound Kapital
Dan Mangan - Oh Fortune
Ariane Moffatt - MA
Lindi Ortega - Little Red Boots
Parlovr - Kook Soul
Joel Plaskett Emergency - Scrappy Happiness
PS I Love You - Death Dreams
John K. Samson - Provincial
Patrick Watson - Adventures in Your Own Backyard
Yukon Blonde - Tiger Talk
The 2012 Polaris Music Prize Short List of nominees will be announced on July 17th, 2012.
The 2012 Polaris Music Prize Gala takes place in Toronto, Ontario on September 24th, 2012.
Congratulations to all the nominees!
MuchFACT (A Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent) is the groundbreaking music video, EPK, viral video and website production fund, exclusively funded by MuchMusic and MuchMore, divisions of Bell Media. Established in 1984 to increase the number of quality music videos produced in Canada. It was also concurrent with the launch of MuchMusic which committed a percentage of its gross annual revenues to stimulate music video production. MusiquePlus became a sponsor when it launched in 1986, as did MuchMoreMusic in 1998. This also marked the creation of PromoFACT, an electronic press kit and website production fund for Canadian artists, independent record labels and artist management companies. Originally named VideoFACT, the organization changed its name to MuchFACT in September, 2009. Along with the name change, the PromoFACT program expanded to include digital music videos and other digital music-related content intended for viral distribution.
For more information:
Tiffany Ferguson, MuchFACT, 416.642.2365, x 226 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Costa, Much MTV Group, 416.384.7702 email@example.com