The Polar Music Prize and Polar Talks 2016
The Polar Music Prize is one of the most prestigious and unique prizes in the world, crossing over musical boundaries and awarded to individuals, groups and institutions in recognition of exceptional achievements. Laureates from a wide range of countries, cultures and continents have received the Prize in Stockholm from His Majesty, King Carl XVI Gustaf. In 2016 the Polar Prize Laureates were Max Martin and Cecilia Bartoli. Previous winners of the Polar Music Prize include Elton John, Ray Charles, Ravi Shankar, Ennio Morricone, Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, Renée Fleming, Pink Floyd, Peter Gabriel, Isaac Stern, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Gilberto Gil, Joni Mitchell, B.B. King, Emmylou Harris, Yo-Yo Ma, Patti Smith, Quincy Jones, Burt Bacharach, Dizzy Gillespie, Youssou N'Dour and Bruce Springsteen.The Polar Music Prize is held annually in Stockholm, Sweden.
Polar Talks, presented by The Polar Music Prize, is an international series of inspiring talks and lectures on cutting edge topics. In 2016, artists, scientists, creatives and opinion makers coalesced around the central theme of ‘The Power of Music’, followed by Masterclasses with Max Martin and Jan Gradvall.