Yukon Music Sector Summit 2016 2016-10-20T15:38:42+00:00

Music Yukon, partnering with FACTOR and Yukon Media Development, is bringing up some of the most innovative and forward-looking people in the industry to share their knowledge with us, and to help us shape the future of our sector here in the Yukon. We are looking for representation from musicians (emerging and established), recording studios, tech crew, cultural organizations, and support professionals (those who currently or would like to become agents/managers/publicists/presenters/administrators).

Saturday and Sunday, November 5 and 6 • Registration and coffee at 9am

Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre

Sessions will be facilitated by leaders in the Canadian music industry, including:

  • Cameron Reed, Marketing and Label Manager from Arts and Crafts Productions
  • Duncan McKie, President of FACTOR
  • Sean McManus, Executive Director of Manitoba Music
  • Chris Wynters, Executive Director of Alberta Music
  • Evan Newman, Managing Director for Outside Music


Cost: $50 or $40 for Music Yukon members, includes coffee breaks and lunch each day

Yukon Music Sector Summit – Weekend Pass
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Yukon Music Sector Survey:

As part of the Summit, we are also conducting a music sector survey for the territory. This is an opportunity for those who register to begin to think about what issues our sector faces and what its future could look like. It is also an opportunity for those who can’t make it to the summit on Nov. 5 and 6th to provide input. Either way, the survey is open to everyone involved with the sector and can be filled out at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/88HP2NV


Panelist Bios:

Cameron Reed, Marketing and Label Manager • Arts and Crafts Productions Inc.

cameron-reidCameron Reed is the label and marketing manager at the Toronto-based music company Arts & Crafts Productions Inc., home to Broken Social Scene, Feist, Timber Timbre, Tobias Jesso Jr., BADBADNOTGOOD, and many more. A graduate of Simon Fraser University’s Communication program, Reed joined Arts & Crafts in 2012 after spending four years in the advertising industry. Reed is also a producer and composer who, since 2009, has released music under the moniker Babe Rainbow for such labels as Warp Records, INgrooves, and 1080p.


Duncan McKie, President • FACTOR

duncan-mckieDuncan McKie has been the President of FACTOR (Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings) since December of 2010. Prior to this assignment, he enjoyed a broad and distinguished career in culture, media and market research, and regulatory affairs. Duncan was the President of the Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA, formerly CIRPA) from 2007 to 2010.





Sean McManus, Executive Director • Manitoba Music

sean-mcmanusSean McManus became the Executive Director of Manitoba Music in January 2015. He first joined the staff in 2002 as training coordinator, helping to establish the professional development program and the Music Industry Resource Centre. A graduate of Brandon University School of Music, Sean moved to Toronto to get his Masters degree in Musicology and Ethnomusicology from York University. He has taught music and theatre to students at all levels, from elementary to undergraduate. He served as a director of both the Brandon Folk Music & Art Festival and the Brandon Jazz Festival, and also played in the band Dust Poets. In 2007, McManus returned to Manitoba Music in the training coordinator position he originated before becoming program manager in 2009, where he has helped to secure increased funding for Manitoba Music’s programs, foster international expansion in the export development programs, and create and implement new industry development programs that serve Manitoba’s music industry and artist entrepreneurs. In 2014, McManus served on the Winnipeg JUNO Host Committee and as the chair of the host committee for BreakOut West and the Western Canadian Music Awards.


Chris Wynters, Executive Director • Alberta Music

Chris Wynters

Chris Wynters has been the Executive Director of Alberta Music for the past four years. He has come into this role with much experience in the music business as a songwriter, producer, studio owner and as a road weathered touring musician from his over 20 years of fronting Captain Tractor, one of Alberta’s most successful indie bands ever. Chris is on the steering committee for the Alberta Music Cities Initiative (AMCI), which launched a couple of years ago with the mandate of working towards making Alberta’s two largest cities, Edmonton and Calgary, into vibrant hubs for the music industry in Western Canada. Founded by Alberta Music, the National Music Centre, Music Canada and the Scotlyn Foundation, the AMCI is committed to building a strong music industry that benefits the province on multiple levels, and with a diverse range of groups. Chris is the Vice President of the Western Canadian Music Alliance, the Vice President of Canadian Council of Music Industry Associations and sits on FACTOR’s National Advisory Board.


Evan Newman, Managing Director • Outside Music

evan-newmanEvan Newman has been the Managing Director for Outside Music for the past 8 years. A label, distribution and management company based in Toronto, Canada, Outside Music distributes world renowned labels such as Secretly Canadian, Domino, Sub Pop, Ninja Tune, Constellation and more. The label roster is made up of The Besnard Lakes, The Weather Station, Rose Cousins, Jenn Grant among others, while the management division oversees the careers of Jill Barber, Measha Brueggergosman, Justin Rutledge, Folly & the Hunter, Matthew Barber, and Aidan Knight. Prior to joining Outside Music, Evan was Head of A&R at Richard Branson’s V2 Records Canada and where he was actively involved in the careers of The White Stripes, Stereophonics, Moby, Josh Ritter, Mercury Rev, Granddaddy, and Elbow.