All the Laureates

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Save the dates

March 28 – Announcement of the Polar Music Prize Laureates of 2023
May 23 – Polar Music Prize Ceremony at Grand Hôtel in Stockholm

...and why not explore the fantastic music of all the previous Laureates with our curated playlists while waiting?


Listen to the Polar Music Prize Podcast

A series of in-depth interviews featuring outstanding achievers and tastemakers within the world of music, featuring Amanda Bergman, Patrick Woodroffe, Cedwin Sandanam, Jan Gradvall, Fredrik Ullén, Nick Holmsten and Polar Music Prize's MD Marie Ledin. Produced by Nicholas Bonde exclusively for The Polar Music Prize (in Swedish and English).

Polar Talks

Watch Polar Talks 2022

Revisit the interviews from Polar Talks 2022: Diane Warren, Laureate of 2020, Dr Ahmad Sarmast, Laureate of 2018, and Ensemble intercontemporain, Laureates of 2022, as well as a fascinating story teller from the music industry, Lyor Cohen now Head of Music at YouTube and Google.

Laureate of 2022

Iggy Pop

The godfather of punk is awarded the Polar Music Prize 2022. Congratulations!

"I wanted to describe the macrocosm, without getting out of character for a kid from the mid-west..."

Laureate of 2022

Ensemble intercontemporain

The world’s leading contemporary music ensemble founded by Pierre Boulez is awarded the Polar Music Prize 2022. Congratulations!

“These amazing musicians have such an open mindset and I find that really unique..." – Matthias Pintscher, Music Director