Music Industry

The Prism Prize Will Return for 2016. Get Your Music Video Ready.

The Prism Prize, an annual cash reward given out to the best Canadian music video of the year, will return for 2016. And they’ve double the prize money to $10,000. From the press release:

The Grand Prize is decided by a jury of over 120 Canadian music, film and media arts professionals. Videos are judged on originality, creativity, style, innovation and effective execution. Any Canadian music video, as defined by the CRTC, released between January 1 and December 31, 2015 may be considered for entry.

Past Prism Prize winners for Best Canadian Music Video of the Year include Noah Pink for Rich Aucoin’s Brian Wilson is A.L.i.V.E (2013), Emily Kai Bock for Arcade Fire’s Afterlife (2014), and Chad VanGaalen for Timber Timbre’s Beat The Drum Slowly (2015).

Here’s a bit of background.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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One thought on “The Prism Prize Will Return for 2016. Get Your Music Video Ready.

  • No contest. They should just give it to Kalle Mattson – Avalanche.


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