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Ben Rayner is a music critic and writer for the Toronto Star since 1998.[1][2] His commentary on artists is extensively cited across the industry. Indie88 considers him "of the most respected industry professionals around."[3]

In 2012, he served on the jury for the Polaris Music Prize.[4]


  1. ^ Gordon, Cameron. "Toronto's Star... Ben Rayner In a interview". Retrieved 8 September 2013.
  2. ^ "Ben Rayner". Toronto Star. Retrieved 8 September 2013.
  3. ^ "Stream now: The Throne of Glory". Indie88. 16 July 2013. Archived from the original on 5 September 2013. Retrieved 8 September 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ Sindrey, Curtis (19 September 2012). "Toronto music journalists debate 2012 Polaris Music Prize short-list on eve of gala". Aesthetic Magazine, Toronto. Retrieved 9 September 2013.