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YGK Music playlists go live

The inaugural YGK Music playlists are now live, allowing Kingstonians to listen to local artists in a variety of ways.

The local pilot project was launched in March of 2019 by the City of Kingston and Kingston Accommodation Partners (KAP), who accepted submissions from local musicians over a five-week period. The result was 92 submissions, which were curated by a Local Music Working Group, made up of musicians and industry professionals from Kingston. The two playlists — contemporary (including rock, pop, dance, electronic, hip-hop, country and indie music) and traditional (including classical, jazz, blues, folk and world music) — include 45 tracks from local artists.

The playlists are available for listening on the City of Kingston website, on the City’s call waiting system, and on the Visit Kingston Music website. Artist bios are available through the Sound Cloud track links in the playlists.

“We’re thrilled to be launching our first YGK Music playlists that promote Kingston musicians,” said Danika Lochhead, Manager of Arts and Sector Development for the City of Kingston. “The response during the submission period showed just how strong Kingston’s local music community is and these playlists are a great way of celebrating that.”

The playlists will be live for the next 12 months, and are available for listening here. For details on the submission process, including the makeup of the Local Music Working Group, click here.

The following is a list of all of the artists featured on the inaugural YGK Music playlists:

Traditional Playlist

  • Alex Terry
  • The Celtic Kitchen Party
  • Vile Richard
  • Pesh
  • Brent Holland
  • Evan Jackson
  • Gary Rasberry
  • Ian Wong
  • Jeff J Gaulton
  • Johnny San
  • Turpin’s Tale
  • Josh Audet-Smith
  • Megan Hamilton
  • Paula Wood
  • Kyra & Tully

Contemporary Playlist

  • Best Friend Will
  • Dining with Bears
  • Tim Aylesworth
  • Terri Noyes
  • The Meringues
  • Smitty Kingston
  • Needless Love Endorsement
  • Scott Owen
  • Goldwing
  • KaKaow
  • Deux Trois
  • Michael K. Myers
  • Les Soliloques
  • the winter in Canada
  • Luther Wright & the Wrongs
  • Leslie Maye
  • Kris and Dee
  • Thorns Of Venus
  • Hoelic
  • Joe Santos
  • Jenica Rayne
  • Emily Bashall
  • Emilie Steele & The Deal
  • Dennis Clark
  • Piner
  • Scraggy
  • Ben Syms-Wilson
  • Vanderlad
  • Voyager
  • Aaron Holmberg
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