Employment Opportunity: Executive Director, Music Yukon

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Position: Executive Director, Music Yukon Location: Whitehorse, Yukon Wage: $30/hour, 30 hours/week Anticipated Start Date: January 20, 2019 Music Yukon, a not-for-profit society, is at the heart of Yukon’s emergence as a national leader in the creation, production, presentation, sale and distribution of music by Yukon artists. Music Yukon exists to: Help artists achieve their artistic, career and business goals including musicianship, professionalism, business success, economic self-sufficiency and cultural expression. Develop and improve the market for Yukon musicians and northern music industry. Enhance the presence of music and Yukon’s music sector in the community and the [...]

2018-11-29T12:52:15-08:000 Comments

48-Hour Music Video Challenge

48-Hour Music Video Challenge! Join in on the first-ever 48-Hour Music Video Challenge from August 24 - 26, presented in partnership with Yukon Film Society, Music Yukon and KIAC! Filmmakers and musicians (or both!) are invited to bring their cameras, their instruments, and a bit of creative ingenuity to put together a short video that captivates audiences through narrative or experimental means - in only two days! Prizes, screening dates, and more guidelines will also be announced soon! Click here to apply! And if you have questions, please contact Takashi at tech@yukonfilmsociety.com *Video by Erin Corbett and Selene Vakharia of Jona Barr performing at Incidentals Music

2018-08-01T12:18:36-07:000 Comments

Peggy Hanifan wins Conrad Boyce Award

Congratulations to Peggy Hanifan, the very well deserved recipient of the Conrad Boyce Award for her stellar work with Whitewater Wednesdays! Check out the Yukon News article here: https://www.yukon-news.com/life/whitehorse-open-mic-night-organizer-earns-arts-award/

2018-08-01T12:29:06-07:000 Comments

Music Yukon AGM: June 19

It's time again for the Music Yukon AGM. Please join us at the General Store in the Gold Rush Inn to hear all about the year we had, and the year we're moving in to! All are welcome to attend. When: Tuesday, June 19, 5:30PM Where: Gold Rush Inn - General Store (411 Main Street, Whitehorse)

2018-06-11T11:11:08-07:000 Comments

Call for Applications: Folk Alliance International

The Folk Alliance International 2019 Conference will take place February 13-17 in Montreal. This year, they will be hosting an Indigenous Music Industry Summit, as well as an Ethnomusicology Summit. Also, during the conference they will celebrate the 50th anniversary of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s infamous Give Peace A Chance bed-in. ● OFFICIAL SHOWCASE applications are now open (deadline: August 15) ● Industry & Artist Scholarship applications are open ● Discounted Hotel Room reservations are now open ● Press Credentials now open. MORE INFO

2018-06-08T11:01:22-07:000 Comments

Arts in the Park’s 22nd season launches May 22

On Tuesday, May 22nd, Arts in the Park will begin it's 22nd year of free music and art demonstrations. Our first show will feature a heartfelt performance from musicians Kevin Barr and Hank Karr, a silkscreening lesson led by Jona Barr, and a barbecue (weather permitting)! Come by for the first of many free LePage Park performances this year! Everyone is welcome. Arts in the Park will continue to host public events in association with Music Yukon throughout the summer. Performances take place from Monday to Friday every noon hour and on Wednesday evenings from 7-8pm. View the full 2018 schedule

2018-05-22T09:31:38-07:000 Comments

Full list of nominees for Western Canadian Music Awards announced

On May 2, the Western Canadian Music Alliance announced the talented artists and members of the music industry that have been nominated in the 2018 categories. The winners will be honoured this fall at BreakOut West in Kelowna, BC, which takes place from October 10-14. The full list of nominees is online at breakoutwest.ca, and the Hall of Fame announcement will be coming soon! 2018 is shaping up to be an exciting year for the WCMAs, with nominee representation from all six Member Associations, as well as Nunavut. Nunavut has landed a whopping seven nominations; a strong showing for the first year of submissions being [...]

2018-05-04T12:08:19-07:000 Comments

CBC Indigenous Music Awards: 2018 Yukon Nominees

Congratulations to the Yukon artists who have been nominated at the 2018 Indigenous Music Awards! Dena Zagi, Gucho Hin, Best Inuit, Indigenous Language or Francophone Album Dakhká Khwáan Dancers and DJ Dash, Deconstruct/Reconstruct, Best Electronic Music Album Cody Coyote, Northern Lights feat. Vision Quest, Best Music Video See the complete list of nominees here

2018-03-22T12:34:08-07:000 Comments