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
The BreakOut West Showcase Festival features a multi-genre line-up of over 50 of western Canada’s best emerging and established artists showcasing at multiple venues throughout the host city. This year, BreakOut West will be in Kelowna, BC from October 10 - 14, 2018. Applicants must be residents of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, the Yukon and/or the Northwest Territories, for at least six months between January 1, 2017 and March 21, 2018. It is recommended nominees, and those submitting, be a member of a Western Canadian Music Industry Association but is not required. Upon acceptance, the MIA’s will be contacted to [...]
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
Juneau, Alaska Folk Fest, Apr. 9-15, 2018 Apply now for your slot! Do it online! 2018 applications for Performer, Dance Band, Workshop, Caller, and Volunteer can all be found at http://AkFolkFest.org/44/appForms.php Performer applications must be received by February 23 at 5pm AKST. en solidarité, Paul Davis Folk Society of Whitehorse
A mega-partnership of Klondike Institute of Art & Culture (KIAC), Dawson City Music Festival, Music Yukon, Available Light Film Festival 2018, and the North Klondyke Highway Music Society is pleased to present an informal songwriting circle with 3 great Canadian musicians. Join us for a very special songwriting circle workshop at the KIAC Ballroom Sat, Feb 3rd at 4pm hosted DCMF songwriter-in-residence Skye Wallace, Jim Bryson / Fixed Hinge Recording, and Rob Dickson. This event is free and open to all ages and presents an opportunity to discuss the practice of songwriting with three experienced writers. In addition to the songwriting workshop, Music Yukon will also be [...]
Got a hot bluegrass, old time or roots band? Interested in performing June 8 to 10 at the 2018 Kluane Mountain Bluegrass Festival in Haines Junction, Yukon? If so, send your EPK before February 28th to email@example.com or call John at 332-1663 for more information.
Don't forget, the Music Yukon Office is an open workspace every Tuesday afternoon from 1:30-5:30! Bring all of your exciting (or unsavoury) administrative tasks, and get them done in good company! Bounce your ideas off of other experienced musicians in the room, or just take in the good work vibes. What could you work on? grant applications booking shows developing career goals developing a work plan write pitch letters design posters start thinking about that other album you're going to record for RPM Challenge Yukon! or whatever else you can think of! The rehearsal room will be open if you feel [...]
The Jenni House Artist Residency is now accepting applications for residencies between April-September 2018. Deadline for applications is February 12, 2018 at 11:59pm. Late applications cannot be accepted. Professional and emerging artists from the Yukon, northern neighbours (Alaska, northern BC, Northwest Territories and Nunavut) and circumpolar countries are encouraged to apply. Jenni House is an ideal space for artistic collaboration and joint residency applications are accepted. Selected artists practicing in the fields of visual art, film and media, music, literary arts, spoken word and multi-disciplinary/multi-media will be awarded a one month residency and an honouria of $500. An allowance towards travel, [...]