News - Music Festival

Up-to-date news on the BreakOut West Music Festival, Awards, Conference, International Events, and Feature Artists

Jul 15, 2019

Second Wave Of Showcase Festival Artists Announced

BreakOut West is excited to announce the second wave of artists that will be showcasing at the 17th annual music festival, this year in Whitehorse!

Jul 10, 2019

Sarah MacDougall - Featured Artist

Sarah MacDougall is a transient spirit. Born in Sweden and raised in Whitehorse, her whisper-thin vocals carry a sensitivity to the human condition,…

Jul 9, 2019

YOU TOO can expand your reach as an artist through microgigs! (a totally-not-made-up conversation about alternative venues with Side Door)

Hey emerging artist trying to expand your reach, I’m Mat! I work for a company called Side Door that books tons of shows in unique spaces - have you…

Jun 27, 2019

5 Myths of Sync Licensing

Indie artist, Nat Jay, who has had over thirty placements on networks around the world, shares some of the most common myths of the music licensing…

Jun 22, 2019

First Wave Of Showcase Festival Artists Announced

BreakOut West is thrilled to announce the first wave of artists that will be showcasing at the 17th annual music festival, this year in Whitehorse,…

Jun 4, 2019

5 Panels at BreakOut West 2019

BreakOut West is more than a festival, it’s also an industry conference for artists and those who support them. With industry delegates from across…

May 27, 2019

Pharis and Jason Romero - Featured Artist

BC husband and wife duo Pharis and Jason Romero's Sweet Old Religion (2018) is a nostalgic and pensive take on bluegrass, traditional, and…