14 talented artists from across the North have submitted entries to Searchlight 2018, including Yukoners Local Boy, Lele, Calla Kinglit, Cud Eastbound, Claire Ness, Thorin Loeks, Kevin McLachlan, and Joey O'Neil. Check out all the Northern entries here and vote for your favourites across Canada!
Brandon Isaak, born and raised in Whitehorse, Yukon, is nominated for a Juno Award for Blues Album of the Year. The record was recorded in Whitehorse by Chris Isaak with Brandon, Kenny Wayne and Tim Williams. For more info, visit: https://brandonisaak1.bandcamp.com/album/big-city-back-country-blues www.brandonisaak.ca
Kim Beggs' 5th solo album Said Little Sparrow has been NOMINATED in the ALT. COUNTRY ALBUM category in the INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS which receives submissions from over 100 countries and 6 continents. Winners will be announced at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York on March 30th-31st, 2018. http://independentmusicawards.com/16th-independent-music-awards-nominees/#album
Music Yukon is creating a YouTube portal, with the goal of having a central list of some of the lovely videos of all our artists out there! To that end, we need links to what you have available! Send us a couple of links to your work, and we'll include it in our playlists! Send anything you'd like us to feature to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Yukon's oldest record company has reopened its Whitehorse recording studio. Specializing in music creation, sound design, soundtrack and video post production, Whispering Willows Recording is excited to contribute it's skills and tools to the Yukon's music, film and video industries. Recent projects include the 5.1 soundtrack for BBC/NatGeo director Nick Upton's acclaimed documentary "Spirits of Orchid Island", the 7.1 infomentary soundtrack for the ROC's national power utility, the opening music and sound design for Asia's Indie Music Awards on MTV, and music and post for several award winning television series. We also specialize in groundbreaking immersive audio design, with [...]
Last week, Yukon artists Old Cabin, Soda Pony and Sarah MacDougall represented the Yukon at the Reeperbahn Music Festival in Germany. Scroll through the gallery above for more photos. Find out more about the festival at www.reeperbahnfestival.com
The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) will be honouring the best in Canadian music from March 19 - March 25, 2018, live from Vancouver, BC. Make your mark and support artists within your community by sharing your expertise with the industry and signing up to be a judge for the 2018 JUNO Awards! Judges will be balanced geographically to represent all major markets across the country. The first round judging will open on December 8, 2017 and close on January 4, 2018. Following the Nominee Press Conference, the second round of voting will take place February 9, [...]
Did you know that Yukon Women in Music (YWIM) memberships run July 1-June 30 annually, and cost only $30? Did you know that our AGM is in September each year? This year it’s Friday, Sept. 29th at the Westmark Whitehorse, 5:30pm in the Bennett Post Room. Come early if you want to socialize ~ snacks provided. Your membership gives you many benefits: Opportunities to perform at various YWIM concerts and events Reduced rates on workshops and other developmental activities Opportunities to share your ideas about YWIM’s direction Opportunities to collaborate with and support other musicians in YWIM activities throughout the year Access to our network [...]
For all you Spotify users out there, there's currently a playlist for all the bands attending this years Reeperbahn Festival in Germany, including our very own Soda Pony, Old Cabin and Sarah MacDougall Music!
Congrats to Whitehorse's own Tara McCarthy on being selected as a Grand Jury member of this years Polaris Music Prize! The panel includes Brian Cleveland (CFMH), Francella Fiallos (CKDU), Erin Flynn (CHUO 89.1 FM), Vish Khanna (Kreative Kontrol), Nick Krewen (freelance), Erik Leijon (freelance), Tara McCarthy (CBC Radio One), Catherine Pogonat (Radio-Canada), Sandra Sperounes (Capital City Records), Laura Stanley (freelance) and Brad Wheeler (The Globe And Mail). Read more at exclaim.ca