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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call John at 332-1663 for more information.
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, [...]
Music Yukon is excited to invite you to participate in the RPM challenge this year. What is RPM? RPM is simply put, Record Production Month. It’s a challenge to yourself to create an album of new material during the month of February. This is a project for members of ALL skill levels and disciplines! Anyone can come up with an excuse to say “no,” so don’t. Many of you are thinking “But, I can’t do that! I don’t have any songs/recording gear/money/blah blah blah...” But this doesn’t have to be THE album, it’s just AN album. To recap: This will [...]
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 [...]