Government of Yukon


FOR RELEASE     #11-107
July 22, 2011

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Yukon artists receive funding for sound recordings

WHITEHORSE—The Yukon government’s Yukon Film & Sound Commission is awarding $23,000 to seven Yukon sound recording professionals through the Yukon Sound Recording Program.

“We continue to highlight our talented artists through support from the Film & Sound Commission,” Economic Development Minister Steve Nordick said. “Yukon musicians continue to garner success and we are proud to support them to produce albums and demo recordings in order to further their careers.”

David Haddock is one of the successful recipients receiving $5,000 to produce a full-length recording.

“This was my first time applying to the Film & Sound Commission’s sound recording fund and I found the people extremely helpful and the application very easy to complete,” Haddock said. “I will use the funds to finish my third album this fall.”
Whitehorse songwriter and performer Fawn Fritzen, was awarded $2,000 to produce a demo recording.
“I’m thrilled to receive funding for this demo as it will enable me to book gigs to play at various festivals and venues,” Fritzen said. “In late July, I will be recording three jazz tracks for the demo including one original.”

The Yukon Sound Recording Program is available to assist with the cost of professional sound and demo recordings. The grants are awarded twice a year with application deadlines of May 1 and November 1.

For more information about the Yukon Sound Recording Program visit www.soundyukon.com.

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Contact:

Elaine Schiman
Cabinet Communications
867-633-7961
elaine.schiman@gov.yk.ca 

MaryRose Metcalfe
Communications, Economic Development
867-456-3913
maryrose.metcalfe@gov.yk.ca  

 

 

Yukon Sound Recording Program Recipients
May 2011 Intake

Professional sound recording – $5,000 each:

  • Dave Haddock
  • Daniel Janke
  • Gordie Tentrees

Professional demo recording – $2,000 each:

  •  Kim Beggs
  • Fawn Fritzen
  • Ben Mahony
  • Jude Waldman
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