News

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

Aug. 2, 2019

First Group Of Delegates Announced!

Festival directors for tastemaker festivals, seasoned music journalists, bold new platforms for synchronization, high-powered international agents.…

Jul. 24, 2019

Susan Aglukark Announced As The 2019 Western Canadian Music Hall Of Fame Inductee 

During a career that has spanned more than 25 years, Susan Aglukark’s journey as a singer-songwriter has led her to reflect on who she is, where she…

Jul. 21, 2019

2019 SOCAN Song House at BreakOut West

Submissions are now open for the SOCAN Song House Songwriting Workshop at BreakOut West 2019, taking place October 2-6th, in Whitehorse Yukon.…

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,…