I Was a Polaris Juror, and It Sucked
I Was a Polaris Juror, and It Sucked
Instead of discussing music and artists, I faced a hostile, boys’ club atmosphere. Discussions about music were a distant second to bullying and overblown egos. The Polaris jury is filled with the most prominent Canadian music journalists, producers, and broadcasters in Canada. The deliberation process should be picking out music and arguing for our favourite albums. It wasn’t.

This year, I was accepted to the Polaris Music Prize jury. It didn’t go well.

Instead of discussing music and artists, I faced a hostile, boys’ club atmosphere. Discussions about music were a distant second to bullying and overblown egos.

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