RPM: Record Production Month

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 [...]

2018-02-01T11:14:41+00:00 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

Drum lessons with Brigitte Desjardins

All ages Available in French and English brigitte.desjardins.89@gmail.com 867.334.7661 Brigitte Desjardins started being a percussionist at 11 years old and grew up in a very musical family. Since then, she’s been involved in many different musical styles; folk, classical, rock, blues, jazz, old-time, cajun... Playing drums has always been her main focus growing up. Throughout her life, she has always been dedicated to her craft as a percussionist and since she moved to the Yukon, she strives to take her musical's skills further. To just name a few of her involvements; She received the Advanced Artist Award from the Yukon [...]

2018-01-04T10:25:10+00:00 0 Comments

National Creation Fund: Now accepting proposals

The National Creation Fund is now open for business. It will invest up to $3 million a year in the development of 15 to 20 compelling and ambitious new Canadian works in theatre, dance and music – works that have strong artistic teams and strong producing partners, and that are likely to have national and international impact. These works will come from artists and arts organizations across the country. The National Creation Fund will invest in the development of new work – the research, residencies and workshopping that ideally take place long before a show opens. The Fund will also invest in promising [...]

2017-12-04T15:25:30+00:00 0 Comments

PASSPORT: Music Export Summit

PASSPORT: Music Export Summit provides international trade and export market development training for export-ready Canadian artists, artist managers, and music entrepreneurs. The project will provide participants with market intelligence, business skills, and information to develop export markets and increase international trade. This intensive training program will help artists and managers understand the challenges and opportunities of global music releases. Deadline for submissions: December 15, 2017. Apply at www.passportmusic.ca Participants must be available to participate in one of the following events: Music Export Summit West – Winnipeg – February 21 - 25, 2018 Music Export Summit Indigenous – Winnipeg – February 21 - 25, 2018  [...]

2017-12-04T15:20:01+00:00 0 Comments

Workshop: Shooting Live Music

When: Sat. December 2 from 10am to 6pm Sun. December 3 from 12pm to 4pm Where: Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre Dec. 2nd - Multi-Purpose Room Dec. 3rd - Classroom A Are you a musician interested in learning video and audio recording skills? Are you a filmmaker interested in the ins-and-outs of creating music videos? Join us in this workshop and learn everything you need to know about making a live music video. In the morning on the first day of this hands-on workshop, Whitehorse-based filmmaker and musician Brett Elliot will introduce the concept and process of creating videos of live music performances. In the [...]

2017-12-04T15:22:26+00:00 0 Comments

Old Cabin, Sarah MacDougall, and Soda Pony at Reeperbahn Music Festival

Last week, Yukon artists Old Cabin, Soda Pony and Sarah MacDougall represented the Yukon at the Reeperbahn Music Festival in Germany. Scroll through the gallery above for more photos. Find out more about the festival at www.reeperbahnfestival.com

2017-10-24T09:10:13+00:00 Comments Off on Old Cabin, Sarah MacDougall, and Soda Pony at Reeperbahn Music Festival

Canadian Songwriting Competition opens October 1

Music Yukon members and other Canadian songwriters are invited to enter the second annual Canadian Songwriting Competition. The competition will launch on October 1, 2017, with discounted early bird pricing (early bird pricing ends October 31). This year’s competition will be bigger and better, with a new cash prize of $10,000, and over $40,000 in prizes to be won! Judges include Joel Plaskett, Sam Roberts, Alan Doyle, Cadence Weapon, and industry tastemakers in A&R, radio, festival programming, publishing and more. CSC is also thrilled to partner with SickKids Foundation to help raise funds for in-hospital music programming. To access a special entry fee discount [...]

2017-09-28T12:35:15+00:00 0 Comments

Call for Judges: Juno Awards

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) will be honouring the best in Canadian music from March 19 - March 25, 2018, live from Vancouver, BC. Make your mark and support artists within your community by sharing your expertise with the industry and signing up to be a judge for the 2018 JUNO Awards! Judges will be balanced geographically to represent all major markets across the country. The first round judging will open on December 8, 2017 and close on January 4, 2018. Following the Nominee Press Conference, the second round of voting will take place February 9, [...]

2017-09-28T12:27:09+00:00 0 Comments

Registration open for Vocal Jazz Intensive Workshops

Jazz Yukon is pleased to present Vocal Jazz Intensive Workshops with Vancouver's jazz vocalist and recording artist Karin Plato. These will take place from October 30 - November 6. Topics include: Vocal Jazz Master Class, Introductory Foundations of Vocal Jazz Workshop, Special Topic Sessions, Intermediate Foundations of Vocal Jazz Workshop, Potluck and Fun Performance Showcase. See attached PDF for more information. If interested in registering in one or more activities, please email Anne Turner at anne.turner@northwestel.net with copy to duncan.sinclair@jazzyukon.ca. THANKS to the Yukon Arts Operating Fund and Lotteries Yukon, along with the Yukon Arts Centre, Yukon Women in Music and MusicYukon for stepping up to support this Vocal Jazz Intensive.

2017-09-18T13:52:09+00:00 0 Comments