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!


About MuchFACT:

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


Mary Costa, Much MTV Group, 416.384.7702