WHITEHORSE – Four Yukon artists are advancing their music careers with the help of the Yukon government’s Film & Sound Commission.
“The Yukon Film & Sound Commission continues to provide opportunities for Yukon musicians to develop careers in their industry,” Economic Development Minister Jim Kenyon said. “We have very skilled musicians who are ready to record their work for promotion and distribution.”
The band Home Sweet Home is one of the successful recipients receiving $2,000 to produce a demo recording.
“We will be submitting our demo to Yukon festivals and then eventually to outside opportunities,” band member Keitha Clark said. “We also plan to use it as an educational tool in Yukon schools as the fiddle has a strong connection with our communities and is always well received.
“We are very delighted to receive the assistance from the Film & Sound Commission. Here in Yukon, we are really lucky to have the kind of support that makes opportunities like this possible,” Clark added.
The Yukon Sound Recording Program is available to assist with the cost of professional sound and demo recordings. The grants are awarded twice each year with applications accepted by May 1 and November 1.
For more information about the Yukon Sound Recording Program visit www.soundyukon.com.
See backgrounder below.
Backgrounder: Yukon Sound Recording Program recipients from May 2010 intake
Professional demo recording – $2,000 each:
Geoff Woods of Minotaur
Kate Weeks of Home Sweet Home
André Gagné of Upstanding Knives
Professional sound recording – $5,000:
Graeme Peters of Speed Control