Play MPE® continues its ongoing partnership with the widely respected Polaris Music Prize, one of Canada’s top honours for artists who have produced music albums of distinction. Play MPE will award the grand prize winner with a global music promotion distribution package. All 9 remaining Short List artists will also receive smaller music promotion packages. A select panel of independent Canadian music media judge the submissions and ultimately award the Prize. The 40 albums that make up the Long List are chosen from 223 Canadian albums which were considered by this year’s 197 member jury.