We’re thrilled to announce the first-ever Arctic Music Conference and Arctic Music Awards! These online events are created to celebrate and support artists, music industry professionals, and other participants from the Arctic region.
The program will bring together people from across Arctic nations, and events will include award presentations, workshops, performances, and panel discussions about how music can improve the quality of life in the north.
The conference will take place virtually on March 24-25, 2023, and tickets are now available at ArcticMusicConference.com
Nominations are now also open for the Arctic Music Awards. Anyone with a professional affiliation can easily nominate an artist or group at ArcticMusicAwards.com
Nominations will be accepted until March 8, 2023, and voting will take place from March 9-22, 2023. The winners will be chosen based on fan votes and announced during the conference. More information on voting will be released before voting begins.
The award categories are:
- Artist of the Year
- Group of the Year
- Indigenous Artist/Group of the Year
- Single of the Year
- Album of the Year
- Music Video of the Year
To be eligible, artists or group members must be “from the Arctic”, which means currently living or raised primarily above the Arctic Circle, tree line, or in areas where average July temperatures are below 10°C.
The music must be available online and released after January 1, 2020. Nominees in the Indigenous category must be able to provide community references or validate their status.
The events are organized by Hitmakerz, an Iqaluit-based record label, and Nunavut Music, the territorial music industry association. The project was made possible with support from the Government of Nunavut, FACTOR, and Canada’s private radio broadcasters.
Events will be held primarily in English, and the organizers hope to make the events annual, rotating the country of focus each year.
The Arctic is a stunningly musical region, but it faces various challenges. The Arctic Music Conference and Arctic Music Awards aim to bring people together, share knowledge, and provide opportunities for economic and cultural growth.
- To learn more, please go to: hitmakerz.com/amcama
- To buy conference tickets, please go to: ArcticMusicConference.com
- To nominate artists for Arctic Music Awards, please go to: ArcticMusicAwards.com (The nomination deadline is March 8, 2023.)
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Founded in 2016, Hitmakerz is a full-service record label based in Nunavut. Specializing in creating world-class Inuit and Indigenous music, Hitmakerz has studios in Iqaluit, Ottawa, and Toronto. A social enterprise, their mission is to create viable careers in the arts for Inuit and Indigenous artists through music, media, and education, as well as to empower artists to share their stories and strengthen their culture. For more information, go to hitmakerz.com