48-Hour Music Video Challenge! Join in on the first-ever 48-Hour Music Video Challenge from August 24 - 26, presented in partnership with Yukon Film Society, Music Yukon and KIAC! Filmmakers and musicians (or both!) are invited to bring their cameras, their instruments, and a bit of creative ingenuity to put together a short video that captivates audiences through narrative or experimental means - in only two days! Prizes, screening dates, and more guidelines will also be announced soon! Click here to apply! And if you have questions, please contact Takashi at firstname.lastname@example.org *Video by Erin Corbett and Selene Vakharia of Jona Barr performing at Incidentals Music
Music Yukon and Yukon Media Development are seeking the services of a qualified individual or company to develop a robust bid document to host Breakout West in Whitehorse, Yukon in October 2019. Deadline to submit proposals is Monday, August 13, 2018 at 4 PM Yukon time. See https://reelyukon.com/node/118 for additional information.
Congratulations to Peggy Hanifan, the very well deserved recipient of the Conrad Boyce Award for her stellar work with Whitewater Wednesdays! Check out the Yukon News article here: https://www.yukon-news.com/life/whitehorse-open-mic-night-organizer-earns-arts-award/
It's time again for the Music Yukon AGM. Please join us at the General Store in the Gold Rush Inn to hear all about the year we had, and the year we're moving in to! All are welcome to attend. When: Tuesday, June 19, 5:30PM Where: Gold Rush Inn - General Store (411 Main Street, Whitehorse)
The Folk Alliance International 2019 Conference will take place February 13-17 in Montreal. This year, they will be hosting an Indigenous Music Industry Summit, as well as an Ethnomusicology Summit. Also, during the conference they will celebrate the 50th anniversary of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s infamous Give Peace A Chance bed-in. ● OFFICIAL SHOWCASE applications are now open (deadline: August 15) ● Industry & Artist Scholarship applications are open ● Discounted Hotel Room reservations are now open ● Press Credentials now open. MORE INFO
On Tuesday, May 22nd, Arts in the Park will begin it's 22nd year of free music and art demonstrations. Our first show will feature a heartfelt performance from musicians Kevin Barr and Hank Karr, a silkscreening lesson led by Jona Barr, and a barbecue (weather permitting)! Come by for the first of many free LePage Park performances this year! Everyone is welcome. Arts in the Park will continue to host public events in association with Music Yukon throughout the summer. Performances take place from Monday to Friday every noon hour and on Wednesday evenings from 7-8pm. View the full 2018 schedule
On May 2, the Western Canadian Music Alliance announced the talented artists and members of the music industry that have been nominated in the 2018 categories. The winners will be honoured this fall at BreakOut West in Kelowna, BC, which takes place from October 10-14. The full list of nominees is online at breakoutwest.ca, and the Hall of Fame announcement will be coming soon! 2018 is shaping up to be an exciting year for the WCMAs, with nominee representation from all six Member Associations, as well as Nunavut. Nunavut has landed a whopping seven nominations; a strong showing for the first year of submissions being [...]
Congratulations to the Yukon artists who have been nominated at the 2018 Indigenous Music Awards! Dena Zagi, Gucho Hin, Best Inuit, Indigenous Language or Francophone Album Dakhká Khwáan Dancers and DJ Dash, Deconstruct/Reconstruct, Best Electronic Music Album Cody Coyote, Northern Lights feat. Vision Quest, Best Music Video See the complete list of nominees here
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