Opportunity for Yukon Artists: Artist Preparedness Showcase Training

Are you interested in showcasing at events like BreakOut West and beyond? Want to hone your performance and business skills? In advance of BreakOut West, Music Yukon is pleased to open up some upcoming Artist Preparedness Showcase Training to Yukon artists. This training is targeted primarily to artists who have a future interest in Showcasing at events like BreakOut West and beyond.  Upon completion, artists will realize the full potential of the showcase experience by understanding what opportunities a showcase offers as well as the stakes involved.  They will learn to prepare showcase performances with intention and to approach networking with [...]

2019-07-17T13:23:57-07:000 Comments

Music Yukon’s Buy/Sell/Trade Music Market (Register Now!)

Music Yukon invites you to participate in our first buy/sell/trade Music Market happening at Lepage Park Saturday July 27th under our Arts in the Park tent from 10AM-1PM We will be able to provide tables free of cost, and encourage you to register for a spot at our market. The purpose of this market is to provide a location for musicians and music enthusiasts to come together and buy, sale or trade anything related to music. (From selling instruments, to advertising lessons, hosting a pedal trade, advertising equipment rentals etc.) We realize that Whitehorse currently not having a Music Store [...]

2019-07-02T10:25:16-07:000 Comments

BreakOut West: volunteers needed

BreakOut West is looking for volunteers for Registration, Drivers, Stage Hands, Venue Managers, and more. Volunteers who work for a minimum of 8 hours receive a festival wristband, volunteer T-Shirt and are allowed to audit any conference sessions depending on availability (*paying delegates take priority*) Anyone interested can email Kasey Rae Anderson at volunteer@breakoutwest.ca

2019-06-28T11:53:00-07:000 Comments

Annual General Meeting: July 16 @ the Gold Rush Inn

Music Yukon AGM: Tuesday, July 16 @ 5:30pm Music Yukon is a non-profit industry association dedicated to supporting Yukon music industry members and developing the music sector of Canada's North. Want to learn more? Join us for our Annual General Meeting to hear all about the year we had, and the year we’re moving in to. All are welcome to attend. When: Tuesday, July 16, 5:30PM Where: Gold Rush Inn – General Store (411 Main Street, Whitehorse) Questions? scott@musicyukon.com  | (867) 456-8742 Voting is open to Music Yukon members in good standing for the 2019-20 year (beginning April 1, 2019). Learn how to join [...]

2019-06-18T11:45:49-07:000 Comments


Music Yukon is seeking to create a roster of qualified individuals in the field of graphic design + communications who may be involved in its projects, publications and activities in the lead up to BreakOut West 2019 and beyond. Candidates would work with the Executive Director, Office Manager, Project Coordinator and Artists to fulfill a variety of marketing design projects. DESCRIPTION OF POST The graphic designer would be responsible for: Developing written copy and materials whilst working collaboratively with artists; Creating and proposing materials (posters, slides, social media graphics, postcards, infographs, banners, etc.) for publication, outreach and promotional materials; whilst [...]

2019-05-24T12:08:11-07:000 Comments

Visual Artist WEEK 10 – Jordan Stevens

Jordan has been a lifelong lover of visual art. From an early age, Jordan’s mother a fashion Artist, and father, a graphic designer, helped to fuel and inspire from a young Age. Many years later, Jordan is now a full-time teacher living in Whitehorse, Yukon. A mixed-media artist, who often creates images/illustration with watercolour Painting techniques that are affixed to foam-core, then affixed to painted canvas. Coming off of a jury-selected Arts Underground exhibition “What’s Good” [April, 2017] along with private sales and increased artistic creations With music, Jordan hopes to take this opportunity to continue my growth as an [...]

2019-07-19T08:53:29-07:000 Comments

Employment Opportunity: Project Coordinator, BreakOut West

Employment Opportunity: BreakOut West Project Coordinator Duration: Contract Closing Date: March 29, 2019 BREAKOUT WEST PROJECT COORDINATOR Music Yukon is seeking a candidate for the position of BreakOut West Project Coordinator. This position will work with the BreakOut West Host Committee and the Executive Director of Music Yukon in planning the following: Mini BreakOut West Showcase; Classical BreakOut West Showcase; Welcome Reception; VIP Reception; BreakOut West Community Tour; BreakOut West Yukon Artist Readiness Program. In addition to these functions, this person will serve as a resource to the Western Canadian Music Alliance and will act as liaison between Music Yukon and the [...]

2019-03-25T12:35:57-07:000 Comments

Support Home Routes on Patreon

SUPPORT HOME ROUTES ON PATREON A legacy of Grant Simpson’s tenure in the Yukon, Home Routes is a house concert organization that brings top-level artists to Yukon audiences and provides our own touring artists with an excellent supplement to performance opportunities outside the territory. Yukon artists who have benefited from this program include Ryan McNally, Claire Ness, Kim Barlow, Kate Weekes, Kim Beggs, Nadine Landry, BJ Maclean, Steve Slade, Gordie Tentrees, and more. Home Routes co-founder Mitch Podolak hosts a regular podcast called the Wednesday Night Folk Show, the first episode of which features local piano tornado Annie Avery: https://www.homeroutes.ca/home-routes-radio-2/ Home Routes [...]

2019-03-15T13:03:37-07:000 Comments

BreakOut West Town Hall: March 27 in Whitehorse

BreakOut West Town Hall WHEN: Wednesday, 27 March 2019 from 6pm - 8pm WHERE: Town & Mountain Hotel (401 Main St. Whitehorse, Yukon) Whitehorse… BreakOut West is headed your way! Not sure what this 4 day conference, 3 night festival is? The BreakOut West team will be in town and ready to explain it all and answer your questions. Plan to attend the Town Hall and enjoy a casual information session (pizza provided!), and learn about who’s bringing the excitement of 50+ live bands to the Yukon come October. Facebook event

2019-03-15T12:52:22-07:000 Comments