Music Yukon AGM: June 19

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)

2018-06-11T11:11:08+00:00 Comments Off on Music Yukon AGM: June 19

Call for Applications: Folk Alliance International

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

2018-06-08T11:01:22+00:00 Comments Off on Call for Applications: Folk Alliance International

Arts in the Park’s 22nd season launches May 22

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

2018-05-22T09:31:38+00:00 Comments Off on Arts in the Park’s 22nd season launches May 22

Full list of nominees for Western Canadian Music Awards announced

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 [...]

2018-05-04T12:08:19+00:00 Comments Off on Full list of nominees for Western Canadian Music Awards announced

CBC Indigenous Music Awards: 2018 Yukon Nominees

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

2018-03-22T12:34:08+00:00 Comments Off on CBC Indigenous Music Awards: 2018 Yukon Nominees

8 Yukon artists showcased at CBC Searchlight 2018

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!

2018-02-15T11:20:13+00:00 Comments Off on 8 Yukon artists showcased at CBC Searchlight 2018

Brandon Isaak nominated for Juno Award

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

2018-02-15T12:11:10+00:00 Comments Off on Brandon Isaak nominated for Juno Award

Kim Beggs nominated for Independent Music Award

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

2018-02-15T10:15:25+00:00 Comments Off on Kim Beggs nominated for Independent Music Award

Music Video Call: Yukon Artist YouTube Portal

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 office@musicyukon.com

2018-02-01T11:15:35+00:00 Comments Off on Music Video Call: Yukon Artist YouTube Portal

Whispering Willows Recording reopens in Whitehorse

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 [...]

2018-01-18T12:44:45+00:00 Comments Off on Whispering Willows Recording reopens in Whitehorse