BreakOut West: Showcase submissions due March 21

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 [...]

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YWIM presents: A Chart Writing Class with Annie Avery

Learn how to write a chart so that you can easily work with a band. This is for those who want to learn how to give their song to a band and have them be able to play it. It is in part for preparation for doing the YWIM workshops that will be held at the end of March. Stay tuned for these! Annie Avery is a long time pianist and teacher of music who has taught this class for 5 years. She is a writer of many charts and can instruct you on how to do it. This does [...]

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Banff Musicians in Residence: Fall and Winter Programs

The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity is offering self-directed residencies for musicians of all genres, providing space and focused time to concentrate on artistic development while working on projects that can be either individually or group/ensemble based. Check out these upcoming Fall and Winter programs: Early Fall 2018: September 17 - October 26 Application deadline: April 11, 2018 Late Fall 2018: November 5 - December 14 Application deadline: April 25, 2018 Winter 2019: January 7 - February 8 Application deadline: May 9, 2018 View all Banff residencies

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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Alaska Folk Festival: Application Deadline February 23

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

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Songwriting Circle: Skye Wallace, Jim Bryson, Rob Dickson

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 [...]

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Call for Applications: Kluane Mountain Bluegrass Festival

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 festival@yukonbluegrass.com or call John at 332-1663 for more information.

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