Music Survival Camp

Music Survival Camp – January 18 – 19 2014

The night before:

Friday Jan 17:

Winter Survival Dance
Frostbite Music Society is kicking off the weekend of Music Survival Camp with a night of live music! This is a fundraiser for the Frostbite Music Society, so let’s rally around our dearly-missed and beloved winter music festival and give generously!

10$ at the door
Doors at 8:30pm

Join the facebook event here.

Performances by:

Alex Machidon

Meat The Vegans

Soul Migration


Conference Schedule:

Over the course of the weekend, the following thought leaders and industry luminaries will be participating in the panels, round-tables, and one-on-one discussions. Read more about them here.
Brian Thompson – Thorny Bleeder
Marie Leblanc Flanagan – Weird Canada
Bob Hamilton – Old Crow Recording
Andrew Stratis – Headless Owl
Michele Emslie – Yukon Arts Centre
Jenna Roebuck – DCMF
Debbie Peters – Magnum Opus Mgmt.
Dennis Yu – BlitzMetrics
Alex Houg – BlitzMetrics
Bob D’Eith – Adagio Music
Kim Beggs

Saturday Jan 18:

9:30: Registration and refreshments from The Chocolate Claim

10:00: Presentation – Bob D’Eith: A Career in Music – The Other 12 Step Program

11:00: Presentation – Dennis Yu: How Busy Independent Musicians Drive Facebook Success with Little Money and Resources

12:00: lunch break – Lunch catered by The Chocolate Claim. Free soup and half sandwich.

1:30: Workshop – Roundtable Discussions – break up into small circles; meet the conference panelists and your fellow attendees, specialists rotate between groups to answer questions

3:30: Panel discussion – Getting Out There – touring, festivals, distribution, press outreach

4:30: supper break & sign up for Sunday private meetings



Click here to join the Facebook Event

Three downtown venues packed with local talent, free admission to Music Survival Camp attendees (bring your lanyard!) MusicYukon thanks Yukon Breweries for generously sponsoring these events celebrating  three of the Yukon’s many vibrant music scenes. Each venue will have a keg of Yukon Brewery’s delicious and rare BLACK CURRANT KOLSCH to enjoy and there will be three rounds of DOOR PRIZES, too!

The night starts early over at the GOLD PAN SALOON with a Rootsy evening of Folk and Country, followed by: Who parties harder, Rockers or Rappers? The night gets loud with a Hiphop Showcase and a Rock Showcase – they are both only a brief stumble away so there’s no reason you couldn’t check out parts of each. The music starts at 10pm at both spots. Paddy’s Place (The Rock Show) and Jarvis St Saloon (The Hiphop Show):

This is going to be an epic night of local music! Enjoy yourselves, but not too much, because you don’t want to miss out on your chance for 1-on-1 advice from our experts. You’ve been warned!


Sunday Jan 19:

9:30: registration

10:00: private meetings with guest speakers by appointment – These are ten-minute one-on-one “speed dates.” The sign up sheet opens at the end of the day on Saturday. Applicants are allowed to sign up in the order that they arrived to the conference on Saturday.

12:00: lunch break – No lunch provided

1:00 Presentation – Brian Thompson – Everyone Just Wants their Links Clicked

1:45: Panel discussion – Practical Writing: Building better bios, marketing plans, defining your demographic, grant applications

2:30: break

2:45: Panel discussion – Other Revenue Streams: where to get started with licencing, streaming, placement, leadership, teaching, engineering, producing, merchandising

3:30: Panel discussion – Going Deep – Niche marketing, market research, hashtagging strategy for Twitter and Instagram, vinyl culture

4:30: End of conference


Tickets are available online through Yukon Arts Centre. Click here to get ‘em. And you’d best get ‘em now, we’re only selling 100. You can also buy tickets at Unitech, Dean’s Strings, and Arts Underground. More ticket info here.


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With Support From


Music Survival Camp 2014 is made possible with the support of the Department of Economic Development and the Yukon Film & Sound Commission.


We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters.


Big thanks to our wonderful sponsors