Opportunity for Yukon Artists: Artist Preparedness Showcase Training

Are you interested in showcasing at events like BreakOut West and beyond? Want to hone your performance and business skills? In advance of BreakOut West, Music Yukon is pleased to open up some upcoming Artist Preparedness Showcase Training to Yukon artists. This training is targeted primarily to artists who have a future interest in Showcasing at events like BreakOut West and beyond.  Upon completion, artists will realize the full potential of the showcase experience by understanding what opportunities a showcase offers as well as the stakes involved.  They will learn to prepare showcase performances with intention and to approach networking with [...]

2019-07-17T13:23:57-07:000 Comments

BreakOut West: volunteers needed

BreakOut West is looking for volunteers for Registration, Drivers, Stage Hands, Venue Managers, and more. Volunteers who work for a minimum of 8 hours receive a festival wristband, volunteer T-Shirt and are allowed to audit any conference sessions depending on availability (*paying delegates take priority*) Anyone interested can email Kasey Rae Anderson at volunteer@breakoutwest.ca

2019-06-28T11:53:00-07:000 Comments

Annual General Meeting: July 16 @ the Gold Rush Inn

Music Yukon AGM: Tuesday, July 16 @ 5:30pm Music Yukon is a non-profit industry association dedicated to supporting Yukon music industry members and developing the music sector of Canada's North. Want to learn more? Join us for our Annual General Meeting to hear all about the year we had, and the year we’re moving in to. All are welcome to attend. When: Tuesday, July 16, 5:30PM Where: Gold Rush Inn – General Store (411 Main Street, Whitehorse) Questions? scott@musicyukon.com  | (867) 456-8742 Voting is open to Music Yukon members in good standing for the 2019-20 year (beginning April 1, 2019). Learn how to join [...]

2019-06-18T11:45:49-07:000 Comments

CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST: GRAPHIC DESIGNER + COMMUNICATIONS ROSTER

Music Yukon is seeking to create a roster of qualified individuals in the field of graphic design + communications who may be involved in its projects, publications and activities in the lead up to BreakOut West 2019 and beyond. Candidates would work with the Executive Director, Office Manager, Project Coordinator and Artists to fulfill a variety of marketing design projects. DESCRIPTION OF POST The graphic designer would be responsible for: Developing written copy and materials whilst working collaboratively with artists; Creating and proposing materials (posters, slides, social media graphics, postcards, infographs, banners, etc.) for publication, outreach and promotional materials; whilst [...]

2019-05-24T12:08:11-07:000 Comments

Visual Artist WEEK 11 – Eric Button

Eric Button is an artist born in Whitehorse, YK, who is currently living and working in Vancouver, BC. He holds a BFA with a major in illustration from Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Nature and Canadian culture are common themes in his work, which he explores with a sense of humour and a touch of cynicism.

2019-07-26T09:56:04-07:000 Comments

Employment Opportunity: Project Coordinator, BreakOut West

Employment Opportunity: BreakOut West Project Coordinator Duration: Contract Closing Date: March 29, 2019 BREAKOUT WEST PROJECT COORDINATOR Music Yukon is seeking a candidate for the position of BreakOut West Project Coordinator. This position will work with the BreakOut West Host Committee and the Executive Director of Music Yukon in planning the following: Mini BreakOut West Showcase; Classical BreakOut West Showcase; Welcome Reception; VIP Reception; BreakOut West Community Tour; BreakOut West Yukon Artist Readiness Program. In addition to these functions, this person will serve as a resource to the Western Canadian Music Alliance and will act as liaison between Music Yukon and the [...]

2019-03-25T12:35:57-07:000 Comments

Support Home Routes on Patreon

SUPPORT HOME ROUTES ON PATREON A legacy of Grant Simpson’s tenure in the Yukon, Home Routes is a house concert organization that brings top-level artists to Yukon audiences and provides our own touring artists with an excellent supplement to performance opportunities outside the territory. Yukon artists who have benefited from this program include Ryan McNally, Claire Ness, Kim Barlow, Kate Weekes, Kim Beggs, Nadine Landry, BJ Maclean, Steve Slade, Gordie Tentrees, and more. Home Routes co-founder Mitch Podolak hosts a regular podcast called the Wednesday Night Folk Show, the first episode of which features local piano tornado Annie Avery: https://www.homeroutes.ca/home-routes-radio-2/ Home Routes [...]

2019-03-15T13:03:37-07:000 Comments

BreakOut West Town Hall: March 27 in Whitehorse

BreakOut West Town Hall WHEN: Wednesday, 27 March 2019 from 6pm - 8pm WHERE: Town & Mountain Hotel (401 Main St. Whitehorse, Yukon) Whitehorse… BreakOut West is headed your way! Not sure what this 4 day conference, 3 night festival is? The BreakOut West team will be in town and ready to explain it all and answer your questions. Plan to attend the Town Hall and enjoy a casual information session (pizza provided!), and learn about who’s bringing the excitement of 50+ live bands to the Yukon come October. Facebook event

2019-03-15T12:52:22-07:000 Comments

BreakOut West 2019: Deadline for Festival Showcase and Award Applications is March 20

BreakOut West 2019 will be held in Whitehorse, Yukon, from October 2 - 6! The 4-day event will be comprised of a 4-day music conference, a 3-night multi-genre showcase festival, the Western Canadian Music Industry Awards Brunch, the Western Canadian Music Awards Reception, and a Kick-off Concert for music lovers of all ages. All venues are in close proximity, have easy access, appropriate capacities and existing local live music audience. The application deadline for Awards and the Festival Showcase is March 20, 2019. Visit breakoutwest.ca to apply.

2019-03-07T13:04:05-07:000 Comments