Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Polar Music Prize.

Here are things I didn't know about the Polar Music Prize:

1. It was started by Stig Anderson, manager of Abba.
2. King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden presents the prize.
3. Each winner gets money-- a million kronor.
4. It's not the Polaris Music Prize, which is what I thought, which is actually awarded to the best Canadians and not presented by a King.

This year the Kronos Quartet and Patti Smith won. Awesome and congrats. Last year it was Ennio Morricone and Björk. Also awesome.