We can’t believe it’s 2018 already! We have learned so much as a company and as individuals. It’s incredible to think about how different our lives were this time last year. It was in that spirit of reflection and introspection we sat down with our roster over the last few months and got their feedback. These conversations were incredibly constructive and helpful, as all that input was collected and informed what we decided we’re going to focus on in 2018. Here are some of the results:
- Nearly every band/artist said that the reason they signed with Yeg Music is our purpose and mission.
- Building a career in the music industry and being a part of the community was a shared priority.
- We’re going to develop a communication platform that makes it easier than ever to stay in touch with us and each other. As for what that’s going to look like and how long it’ll take… it’s a secret, but it’ll be worth the wait.
- Getting out of town and into different cities has always been the goal, but it’s becoming a priority.
- Quality over quantity.
Introducing: the Tears of Saturn Photography’s Photoshoot of the Month!
We love Kristin’s work and teamed up with her to create the Photoshoot of the Month! Instead of voting online, photoshoot recipients will be decided by the Yeg Music staff. For January, we’ve chosen Emmet Michael! We can’t wait to see the photos!
January 4 Robin Cisek, Nicole Renee, Carla Jayne & Bob Donaldson @ Cafe Blackbird
January 11 Times Relative, Mercury Orchestra & Something Mechanical @ Bohemia
January 12 Yeg Music Acoustic Spotlight Vol. 15 @ Wild Earth Bakery
January 12 Dempsey Bolton w/ FKB & Shay Esposito @ The Bourbon Room
January 13 Sunshine Dealer, Brenda Dirk, Kaeley Wiebe & Bailey Hoffman @ BRU Coffee & Beer House
January 18 Anna Johnson, Eric James, & Nathan Danser @ Cafe Blackbird
January 19 Abbie Mota, The Lost Furs, Heartland, Alanna Diamond @ Naked Cyber Cafe
January 20 Ben Hooke, Pablo Montaño, Eric Brent West, & Olivia Wik @ BRU Coffee & Beer House
January 26 Yeg Music Acoustic Spotlight Vol. 16 @ Wild Earth Bakery
January 27 Yeg Music House Show ft. Feral Fires, Josh Sahunta, Marty Pawlina & Jen Tomski
Wait, why did you raise your ticket prices?
SOCAN fees only apply to shows where the ticket price is over $6. We want artists who play shows with us to be able to claim their fees, and so we’ve adjusted our prices accordingly. Thanks for understanding and supporting live music!
New Artist Alert!
Upcoming Grant Deadlines
Edmonton Arts Council
CIP Travel Grant — February 1, 2018
CIP Artist Project Grants, Small — February 15, 2018
Artist Development Grant — January 25, 2018 (New / unrated profiles must be submitted by January 18, 2018 to apply).
Juried Sound Recording — January 25, 2018 (New / unrated profiles must be submitted by January 18, 2018 to apply).
Alberta Foundation for the Arts
Music Individual Project Grant — February 1, 2018
We raised $62 over 5 shows in December for the Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton! Thank you to everyone who attended a show! If you want more information on the important work that SACE does, head over to their website here.
We hope everyone has an amazing January and this month gives you the momentum to set, crush, and re-set your goals for 2018. If there’s anything we can help you with, don’t hesitate to shoot us an email at email@example.com.
Sabrina, Michelle, & Chris.